Innovation Forum Speaker

Mike Speck

CEO, Partner
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Mike has significant experience in Operations, Training, HR, Business Acquisitions and Senior Level Leadership, in both corporate and franchise national high growth casual dining and fast casual service restaurant companies. 
He is the Chief Executive Officer & Partner of Fusian and CEO, Co-Founder of Paceline Restaurant Partners (FUSIAN development arm) with full responsibility for building the organizational, operational and financial businesses of FUSIAN, and emerging brands; The Wizard of Za and Hunny Bee’s Crispy Fried.  In addition, he is also an active Board Member, former CEO with Asian Box.  Immediately prior was Chief Operating Officer of The Halal Guys, the New York City most iconic brand.  Other experience with unique brands of Qdoba, Red Robin and Steak and Ale proudly credit a life long good fortune of mentorships.
Mike is also a professional mentor at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and has been a past chairman for the National Restaurant Association HR Executive Group as well as the Spirit Award winner for People Practices and a recipient of the Motivator of the Year award from the Elliot Leadership Conference. AND, is proud to say that he is one of the fortunate people who worked his way through college as a McDonalds Crew Member.
On a personal note, he follows a very healthy active lifestyle and is an ultra-endurance sport athlete participating in competitive Ironman Triathlons, Ultra Marathon Trail Running, and Mountain Bike Racing having proudly competed in the Leadville Leadman Series.