DDLS Roundtable - Speaker: Daniel Schwartz, CALS '01, CEO, Restaurant Brand International (Burger King Corporation)
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) & Communidad Latinx in Hospitality are excited to invite you to an exclusive roundtable discussion with Mr. Schwartz. Please note that this is a casual conversation and Q&A to get to know Mr. Schwartz better in a relaxed setting before your 1st Deans Distinguished Lecture Series. This is not a formal presentation; however, please arrive in business attire. Because spots are LIMITED, if you RSVP you are expected to attend. The event will begin PROMPTLY at 4:30 PM (so please arrive at the Sacks Suite no later than 4:25 PM).
Learn more about Mr. Daniel Schwartz:
Restaurant Brands International, the third-largest fast food operator in the world, was formed by the merger between Burger King and Tim Hortons, Canada's largest quick service restaurant chain. Daniel Schwartz was named CEO in 2013 at the age of 32 with no prior experience in the F&B industry. After graduating from Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, he worked for a hedge fund and subsequently moved on to 3G Capital where he played a key role in the company’s acquisition of Burger King.
As CEO, Mr. Schwartz turned Burger King around through cost saving strategies and new international agreements, increasing the number of restaurants worldwide from 1,493 in 2013 to 13,667 in 2014. But before making big changes, he spent his first few years in training cleaning bathrooms, making burgers, and interacting with customers in Burger King restaurants. In fact, Mr. Schwartz can make a Whopper in less than 35 seconds!