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Parsa Riahi - The AI GuyVerify icon
Parsa Riahi - The AI Guy
5
75 consultations
Parsa Riahi: Cofounder and CTO of DYNE (AI for Restaurants), is a trailblazing tech entrepreneur and a recognized machine learning researcher in Canada. A graduate of The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering, he has made significant strides in the food service industry by leveraging his expertise in Neural Architecture Search, Transfer Learning, NLP, and Reinforcement Learning to develop DYNE's cutting-edge ML engine. Under his leadership, DYNE has emerged as the industry leader for AI in the food service sector, achieving remarkable growth and establishing strategic partnerships with tech behemoths. Parsa's commitment to community and mentorship is evident in his contributions to combating food insecurity and inspiring the next generation of tech leaders. His journey is marked by a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit, technical prowess, and a deep-seated desire to make a positive impact on the world.
Parsa Riahi: Cofounder and CTO of DYNE (AI for Restaurants), is a trailblazing tech entrepreneur and a recognized machine learning researcher in Canada. A graduate of The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering, he has made significant strides in the food service industry by leveraging his expertise in Neural Architecture Search, Transfer Learning, NLP, and Reinforcement Learning to develop DYNE's cutting-edge ML engine. Under his leadership, DYNE has emerged as the industry leader for AI in the food service sector, achieving remarkable growth and establishing strategic partnerships with tech behemoths. Parsa's commitment to community and mentorship is evident in his contributions to combating food insecurity and inspiring the next generation of tech leaders. His journey is marked by a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit, technical prowess, and a deep-seated desire to make a positive impact on the world.
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Rashed Hareb
5
48 consultations
Born in Dubai, Formerly of PwC 💶 , with an MBA in Global Investment from CULC 🇬🇧 and currently serving as Chairman of Chipper Ink Consultancy, a boutique consultancy firm. Managing Director of Orderosa, a cloud kitchen enterprise operating across multiple locations in Dubai. I’m also a founding partner of Ice Cream Lab, which embarked on franchising endeavors in 2013, accumulating over 160 units across 10 countries. 🍦 Bringing over 9 years of comprehensive experience to the table, I have engaged with various brands on consultancy initiatives, including notable entities such as Caribou Coffee, while also spearheading CSR endeavors in collaboration with UAE CSR ENTITY and offering advisory services to the government of UAE. With a robust portfolio spanning 10+ startups across diverse sectors such as technology, finance, and venture capital, I have navigated numerous successful businesses alongside a few ventures that encountered setbacks. How I Can Help: 💡 I offer strategic insights and actionable recommendations to businesses seeking to optimize their operations, expand their market presence, and enhance their profitability. Whether it’s navigating complex regulatory landscapes, implementing innovative growth strategies, or fostering sustainable business practices, I bring a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to every engagement. Why Schedule a Call with Me: ☎️ By scheduling a call with me, you’ll gain access to personalized guidance tailored to your specific business needs. Whether you’re a startup looking to scale, an established enterprise aiming for strategic expansion, or a government entity seeking expert advisory services, I offer practical solutions backed by years of industry experience.
Born in Dubai, Formerly of PwC 💶 , with an MBA in Global Investment from CULC 🇬🇧 and currently serving as Chairman of Chipper Ink Consultancy, a boutique consultancy firm. Managing Director of Orderosa, a cloud kitchen enterprise operating across multiple locations in Dubai. I’m also a founding partner of Ice Cream Lab, which embarked on franchising endeavors in 2013, accumulating over 160 units across 10 countries. 🍦 Bringing over 9 years of comprehensive experience to the table, I have engaged with various brands on consultancy initiatives, including notable entities such as Caribou Coffee, while also spearheading CSR endeavors in collaboration with UAE CSR ENTITY and offering advisory services to the government of UAE. With a robust portfolio spanning 10+ startups across diverse sectors such as technology, finance, and venture capital, I have navigated numerous successful businesses alongside a few ventures that encountered setbacks. How I Can Help: 💡 I offer strategic insights and actionable recommendations to businesses seeking to optimize their operations, expand their market presence, and enhance their profitability. Whether it’s navigating complex regulatory landscapes, implementing innovative growth strategies, or fostering sustainable business practices, I bring a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to every engagement. Why Schedule a Call with Me: ☎️ By scheduling a call with me, you’ll gain access to personalized guidance tailored to your specific business needs. Whether you’re a startup looking to scale, an established enterprise aiming for strategic expansion, or a government entity seeking expert advisory services, I offer practical solutions backed by years of industry experience.
Matthew Hufnagel
Matthew Hufnagel
5
21 consultations
Entrepreneur with several multi-million dollar businesses. Subway franchisee with 35 restaurants and counting. Owner of commercial and residential real estate. Concert and event promoter. PhD and MBA in Business Administration with focus in Marketing. Adjunct in Business at multiple universities/colleges.
Entrepreneur with several multi-million dollar businesses. Subway franchisee with 35 restaurants and counting. Owner of commercial and residential real estate. Concert and event promoter. PhD and MBA in Business Administration with focus in Marketing. Adjunct in Business at multiple universities/colleges.
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Armend Seji
5
14 consultations
With over 20 years of experience in the pizza industry. I have started, built and sold multiple 8 figure restaurant’s. I have developed a deep passion for opening and operating successful pizza restaurants. Throughout my career, I have honed my skills and expertise in creating delicious pizzas, managing efficient operations, and delivering exceptional customer service. My journey in the pizza business began two decades ago when I opened my first pizza restaurant. From the very beginning, I was determined to create a unique dining experience for pizza lovers. I understood that the key to success was not only in serving mouthwatering pizzas but also in providing a welcoming atmosphere that would keep customers coming back for more. In addition to the culinary aspect, I understood the importance of efficient operations in running a successful pizza restaurant. I meticulously designed the layout of my restaurants to optimize workflow and productivity. From the kitchen setup to the order-taking process, every detail was carefully planned to ensure smooth operations and timely service. I also implemented effective inventory management systems to minimize waste and control costs. One of the key factors that contributed to my success over the years was my commitment to exceptional customer service. I believe that a satisfied customer is not just a one-time visitor but a loyal advocate for my restaurant. I trained my staff to treat every customer with respect, attentiveness, and warmth. From the moment they walked through the door to the time they left, I wanted every customer to feel valued and appreciated. Looking ahead, I am excited to continue my journey in the pizza industry, pushing boundaries, and creating new culinary experiences. With my extensive knowledge and experience, I am confident in my ability to open and operate successful pizza restaurants that will delight pizza lovers for years to come. How I can help is building a long lasting business, help with starting a restaurant and growing into a 8 figure business.
With over 20 years of experience in the pizza industry. I have started, built and sold multiple 8 figure restaurant’s. I have developed a deep passion for opening and operating successful pizza restaurants. Throughout my career, I have honed my skills and expertise in creating delicious pizzas, managing efficient operations, and delivering exceptional customer service. My journey in the pizza business began two decades ago when I opened my first pizza restaurant. From the very beginning, I was determined to create a unique dining experience for pizza lovers. I understood that the key to success was not only in serving mouthwatering pizzas but also in providing a welcoming atmosphere that would keep customers coming back for more. In addition to the culinary aspect, I understood the importance of efficient operations in running a successful pizza restaurant. I meticulously designed the layout of my restaurants to optimize workflow and productivity. From the kitchen setup to the order-taking process, every detail was carefully planned to ensure smooth operations and timely service. I also implemented effective inventory management systems to minimize waste and control costs. One of the key factors that contributed to my success over the years was my commitment to exceptional customer service. I believe that a satisfied customer is not just a one-time visitor but a loyal advocate for my restaurant. I trained my staff to treat every customer with respect, attentiveness, and warmth. From the moment they walked through the door to the time they left, I wanted every customer to feel valued and appreciated. Looking ahead, I am excited to continue my journey in the pizza industry, pushing boundaries, and creating new culinary experiences. With my extensive knowledge and experience, I am confident in my ability to open and operate successful pizza restaurants that will delight pizza lovers for years to come. How I can help is building a long lasting business, help with starting a restaurant and growing into a 8 figure business.
Laura PadrinoVerify icon
Laura Padrino
5
13 consultations
Laura Padrino is the Director of Sales and Marketing as well as a third generation owner of Padrino’s Cuban Restaurants, maintaining brand consistency throughout all locations, including their website, employee training, plating, menu development, and more.  Laura is responsible for securing contracts to help expand the business, such as catering, private events for large groups and building partnerships with local organizations and ministries. Included in them is Love Life South Florida where she serves as the COO, as well as Broward College where she’s an Industry Mentor for students in their Professional Enhancement Program. Laura designed the latest additions to the Padrino’s Restaurant collection which led to design consulting with a local family-owned contracting group. She serves her community as Vice Chair of the Midtown Advisory Board for the city of Plantation where she resides with her husband of 11 years and their 2 beautiful daughters. She was recently honored as Rising Star under 40 at the Prestigious Women’s Gala.  Laura aspires to create positive impact wherever she goes and relentlessly pursues excellence in whatever she does. She’s passionate about mentoring future leaders to invest and manage their time intentionally and train them in wise decision making skills.
Laura Padrino is the Director of Sales and Marketing as well as a third generation owner of Padrino’s Cuban Restaurants, maintaining brand consistency throughout all locations, including their website, employee training, plating, menu development, and more.  Laura is responsible for securing contracts to help expand the business, such as catering, private events for large groups and building partnerships with local organizations and ministries. Included in them is Love Life South Florida where she serves as the COO, as well as Broward College where she’s an Industry Mentor for students in their Professional Enhancement Program. Laura designed the latest additions to the Padrino’s Restaurant collection which led to design consulting with a local family-owned contracting group. She serves her community as Vice Chair of the Midtown Advisory Board for the city of Plantation where she resides with her husband of 11 years and their 2 beautiful daughters. She was recently honored as Rising Star under 40 at the Prestigious Women’s Gala.  Laura aspires to create positive impact wherever she goes and relentlessly pursues excellence in whatever she does. She’s passionate about mentoring future leaders to invest and manage their time intentionally and train them in wise decision making skills.
Steve Sims
Steve Sims
5
10 consultations
I import coffee from farmers all over the world. I also own ten high end specialty coffee shops where we roast on site. I can help with any coffee related questions from sourcing the coffee to setting up your own shop and everything in between.
I import coffee from farmers all over the world. I also own ten high end specialty coffee shops where we roast on site. I can help with any coffee related questions from sourcing the coffee to setting up your own shop and everything in between.
Alex Merturi
Alex Merturi
5
consultations
🌎 Multi-Unit Franchise Owner (Multi-Brands) ⭐️Staff Retention (Lowest Employee Turnover) 😊 Retail Leadership 🏢 Site Selection 📈 Retail Marketing 🧑‍⚖️ Retail Interview Technique Specialist Alex Merturi has over 28 years of Restaurant experience. Started as a Subway Sandwich Artist when he was just 16 years old. Only 7 years later, he purchased his first Subway location and grew to 9 successful locations. The secret to his success was building a team culture, empowering his employees, and creating a learning-centric work environment. He also wrote a book available on Amazon called "How to Hire Good People and Keep Them" He was also a franchisee trainer and has trained over 1000 Franchisees on restaurant operations, Staffing,Hiring,Employee Retention, Marketing, Inventory, scheduling, restaurant site location, construction and customer service. He currently is a Keynote speaker and has spoken to over 5000 Small Business owners and leaders across the country and Canada
🌎 Multi-Unit Franchise Owner (Multi-Brands) ⭐️Staff Retention (Lowest Employee Turnover) 😊 Retail Leadership 🏢 Site Selection 📈 Retail Marketing 🧑‍⚖️ Retail Interview Technique Specialist Alex Merturi has over 28 years of Restaurant experience. Started as a Subway Sandwich Artist when he was just 16 years old. Only 7 years later, he purchased his first Subway location and grew to 9 successful locations. The secret to his success was building a team culture, empowering his employees, and creating a learning-centric work environment. He also wrote a book available on Amazon called "How to Hire Good People and Keep Them" He was also a franchisee trainer and has trained over 1000 Franchisees on restaurant operations, Staffing,Hiring,Employee Retention, Marketing, Inventory, scheduling, restaurant site location, construction and customer service. He currently is a Keynote speaker and has spoken to over 5000 Small Business owners and leaders across the country and Canada
Chef Benjamin Epicure
Chef Benjamin Epicure
consultations
Chef Benjamin Epicure is a culinary master known for as exceptional expertise in the world of gastronomy. With a rich background and prestigious culinary institutions, and a journey alongside esteemed chefs, he has cultivated a distinctive culinary style, marked by innovation and precision. Benjamin’s commitment to using top quality fresh ingredients, results and dishes that harmonized diverse flavors and textures with a keen eye for presentation. Beyond the kitchen has influence extends through cooking classes, showcasing a passion for sharing culinary knowledge and leaving an enduring impact on the culinary landscape. Chef Benjamin has traveled the world and has cooked for dignitaries, celebrities and members of the royal family. Chef Benjamin Epicure has been featured on the following popular publications: My Nation Yahoo Finance Medium Urban Matter Cook Pad Seekers Time Scoop Earth The American Reporter Epicure has been a Culinary Expert for over 14 years. Chef Benjamin is often hired as a consultant in the UAE, Singapore and the United States to help restaurants open, hotels with restaurants and up and coming Chefs start their Brand and online presence but more importantly stay in business! Chef Benjamin along with his wife have managed 5-star hotels and high end restaurants with a proven record breaking track records and an impressive revenue generating business techniques. I can provide you with as many references as you’d like 👨🏻‍🍳
Chef Benjamin Epicure is a culinary master known for as exceptional expertise in the world of gastronomy. With a rich background and prestigious culinary institutions, and a journey alongside esteemed chefs, he has cultivated a distinctive culinary style, marked by innovation and precision. Benjamin’s commitment to using top quality fresh ingredients, results and dishes that harmonized diverse flavors and textures with a keen eye for presentation. Beyond the kitchen has influence extends through cooking classes, showcasing a passion for sharing culinary knowledge and leaving an enduring impact on the culinary landscape. Chef Benjamin has traveled the world and has cooked for dignitaries, celebrities and members of the royal family. Chef Benjamin Epicure has been featured on the following popular publications: My Nation Yahoo Finance Medium Urban Matter Cook Pad Seekers Time Scoop Earth The American Reporter Epicure has been a Culinary Expert for over 14 years. Chef Benjamin is often hired as a consultant in the UAE, Singapore and the United States to help restaurants open, hotels with restaurants and up and coming Chefs start their Brand and online presence but more importantly stay in business! Chef Benjamin along with his wife have managed 5-star hotels and high end restaurants with a proven record breaking track records and an impressive revenue generating business techniques. I can provide you with as many references as you’d like 👨🏻‍🍳
Ross Franklin
Ross Franklin
5
consultations
Ross Franklin is the Founder and CEO of Pure Green Franchise. He is a best-selling author, Forbes Next 1000 entrepreneur and has over two decades of experience within the health and wellness industry. Areas where I can help entrepreneurs: Starting a business Franchising Franchise Development Wholesale Business Marketing Raising Capital Looking forward to Minnecting!
Ross Franklin is the Founder and CEO of Pure Green Franchise. He is a best-selling author, Forbes Next 1000 entrepreneur and has over two decades of experience within the health and wellness industry. Areas where I can help entrepreneurs: Starting a business Franchising Franchise Development Wholesale Business Marketing Raising Capital Looking forward to Minnecting!
Amanda Vargas
Amanda Vargas
5
consultations
Amanda Vargas is best known for her TEDx Talk describing how she overcame Multiple Sclerosis with diet and lifestyle changes. Her expertise is in coaching entrepreneurs with chronic illness through functional medicine and holistic modalities to allow the body to heal naturally. She helps ambitious people avoid burnout so they can continue to thrive. Amanda successfully exited her health food fast casual restaurant concept in 2023 after six years of successful growth. Amanda can help with: - Navigating and reversing autoimmune disease - Understanding alternative treatments for chronic illness - Advising on small business start ups - Advising on food and bev endeavors - Self hypnosis and mindset
Amanda Vargas is best known for her TEDx Talk describing how she overcame Multiple Sclerosis with diet and lifestyle changes. Her expertise is in coaching entrepreneurs with chronic illness through functional medicine and holistic modalities to allow the body to heal naturally. She helps ambitious people avoid burnout so they can continue to thrive. Amanda successfully exited her health food fast casual restaurant concept in 2023 after six years of successful growth. Amanda can help with: - Navigating and reversing autoimmune disease - Understanding alternative treatments for chronic illness - Advising on small business start ups - Advising on food and bev endeavors - Self hypnosis and mindset