PANEL SESSION / WEDNESDAY / 18 JULY 2018 / 11:45 AM
Preparing Your Leaders to Go Global
After deciding to franchise outside your home country, the next step is finding the right person to undertake that massive responsibility. The ideal candidate will have the perfect balance of respect for the corporate brand and the passion for the area in which the company is targeting.
This session will not only discuss how to choose the right leader from within or outside your brand to expand your global footprint, but will also talk about the tools the franchisor must give to that leader in order to ensure success.
Daniel Spinath | Founder & Managing Director | Crepeaffaire
Daniel Spinath is the Founder and Managing Director of Crepeaffaire, the market-leading international crêpes concept, and the Co-Founder/Director of Frizzenti, the leading wine on tap company. He started his career with Regent International Hotels, followed by senior marketing, strategy and general management positions at Citibank, Procter & Gamble, H.J. Heinz and Viacom around the globe. Prior to founding Crepeaffaire and Frizzenti, Daniel was a Management Board Director at Eurotunnel PLC/SA.
Judd Williams | International Development Director | Boparan Restaurant Group
Judd Williams is International Development Director for the Boparan Restaurant Group. The group owns a portfolio of well-known branded restaurants including, Giraffe, Ed’s Diner and Harry Ramsden’s fish & chips. BRG is also the UK & Ireland franchise partner for Slim Chickens which made its debut in London in March this year. Judd has held leadership roles in both franchisee and franchisor businesses, brands including Starbucks, Sainsbury’s and Costa Coffee. He led Costa’s entry into many European, Middle Eastern and South East Asian markets, working closely with franchise partners and leading support teams based in Dubai, Delhi and Singapore.
Andy Wiederhorn | Chairman and CEO | Fatburger
Andrew A. Wiederhorn has served as the Chairman of the board of directors and President and Chief Executive Officer of FAT Brands Inc. since its formation. Andy has served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Fatburger North America, Inc. since 2006 and Buffalo’s Franchise Concepts, Inc. since 2011. He also served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc. since its formation in 1997. Andy previously founded and served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Wilshire Financial Services Group Inc. and Wilshire Credit Corporation.