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General Session Speaker

Michael Haley

President and Managing Director, International
Company

Inspire Brands

Michael Haley serves as President and Managing Director of International for Inspire Brands, a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, Rusty Taco, and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

As President of International, Haley is responsible for growing the company’s restaurant footprint beyond the United States. This includes expanding in international markets where Inspire can secure large, multi-unit agreements with high-performing operators. Today, Inspire’s international presence includes over 9,000 restaurants across more than 60 countries.

Prior to Inspire, Haley was based in London as the Chief Partnership Officer at Pret A Manger, where he held global responsibility for Pret’s Partnership shops. Prior to Pret A Manager, he spent more than 14 years with Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, Amsterdam, and London. While at the company, Haley led the development for Starbucks licensed and franchised stores across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Haley is an alumnus of Villanova University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering. He also received an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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