Jim Hartenstein’s entire career has been internationally focused. He was Senior Vice President-International at Wendy’s and also at Little Caesars Pizza, with overall responsibility for all activities outside the US. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of a Mexico-based franchisee operating in four countries and on the Board of Directors of a Saudi Arabia-based restaurant company. He also provides consulting assistance for international franchise expansion. Prior to entering the QSR industry, he worked at American Express and Goodyear where he held various international Sales, Marketing, and General Management positions. Jim received a Master of Business Administration in International Management, “With Distinction”, from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He has been a member of the IFA International Committee and the Advisory Council of the Global Restaurant Leadership Conference. He also holds Board/Executive Officer positions with two Miami non-profit organizations. He has lived in four countries outside the US, has visited over 70 countries, and is the author of several published articles on international franchising topics.
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