Speakers

An exceptional list of industry experts and thought-provoking keynoters

Featured Speakers

Susan Adzick

Senior Vice President, Sales & Strategic Relationships
McLane Foodservice, Inc.

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Russ Bendel

CEO
Habit Restaurants, LLC

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Daniel del Olmo

CEO
Disruptive Restaurant Group

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Hattie Hill

President and CEO
Women's Foodservice Forum

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Lisa Ingram

President and CEO
White Castle Systems, Inc.

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Chris Keating

Group President, Restaurant Media & Events
Winsight Media

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John Kerry

68th Secretary of State (2013-2017)

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Sarah Lockyer

Senior Vice President, Content
Winsight, LLC

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Peyton Manning

Two-Time Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback & Five-Time NFL MVP

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Tom Nelson

President & CEO
Share Our Strength

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Pat Noone

Executive Vice President, Business Development
Technomic

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Erik Oberholtzer

CEO
Tender Greens

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Mike Phalen

Managing Director and Head of Retail Investment Banking
Wells Fargo Securities

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Tim Quinlan

Director, Senior Economist
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Wells Fargo & Company

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David Schonthal

Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship | Business Designer
Kellogg School of Management | IDEO

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Dan Schulman

CEO, PayPal and Venmo
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Symantec Corporation

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Brett Schulman

CEO
Cava Group, Inc.

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Ron Shaich

Chairman
Panera Bread Co.

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Artie Starrs

President
Pizza Hut

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Jeremy Stoppelman

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Yelp

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Don Zimmerman

General Manager, Global Hospitality Group
NCR Corporation

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Barry Barnett

SVP, Global Supply Chain
Buffalo Wild Wings

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Edward Barnett

Founder & Co-Owner
PCF Restaurant Management

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John Davie

CEO
Consolidated Concepts

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Glenn Douglas

VP, Sourcing
Panera Bread

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JB Edwards

President
Abacus

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Stephen Farr-Jones

President
ADM Marketing

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Mike Freeman

Senior Director of Training
McAlister’s Deli

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Michael Haith

CEO
Teriyaki Madness

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Donna Herbel

Vice President, Training and Culture Development
Perkins Restaurants

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Todd S. Jones

Managing Director and Group Head, Franchise Finance
First Tennessee Bank

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Timmy McCarthy

Founder & Culture Captain
RCO Limited

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Beth Medford

Director, Supplier Quality & Safety
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

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Jason Morgan

CEO
Original ChopShop and Bellagreen

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JJ Pledger

Chief Bean Counter
Twisted Root Burger Co.

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John Poulos

President
DiscoverLink, Inc.

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Hudson Riehle

Senior Vice President, Research & Knowledge Group
National Restaurant Association

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Lisa Schweickert

Vice President of Operations, Support Services and Training
Golden Corral Corporation

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Jay Spongberg

Senior Vice President
WKS Restaurant Corporation

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Jim Thomas

President
Thomas Advisory

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