Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit May 30-31, 2012 The Hilton Toronto Hotel Founding Producer GE Capital

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John Hamburger

President | Franchise Times

John Hamburger is the founder and president of Franchise Times Corp., a national publisher of business trade journals in franchising and finance. He publishes Franchise Times Magazine, a national franchise industry trade journal; the Restaurant Finance Monitor, a monthly financial newsletter which covers the capital markets in the restaurant industry; and Foodservice News, a monthly newspaper for independent foodservice and restaurant operators in the Upper Midwest. John also produces a number of industry executive conferences including The Restaurant Finance & Development Conference and the Franchise Finance & Development Conference. John has almost 30 years of experience in finance and during that time served as a certified public accountant for a national accounting firm and chief financial officer of a public restaurant chain. He is frequently quoted about financial matters concerning restaurant, franchise and hospitality businesses in national business publications including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. John is a director of the Western Golf Association and also serves as a board member of Park Midway Bank in St. Paul, Minnesota. John attended St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota and graduated with B.A. in accounting in 1977 from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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