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

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Dennis Lombardi

Executive Vice President, Foodservice Strategies | WD Partners

Dennis is known for his critical insights into “what works” for consumers, foodservice chains, and shareholders.

A former Executive Vice President with Technomic, Inc. where he directed their restaurant consulting practice, Dennis has more than 30 years of research and consulting experience. He directs research and analysis for business planning, new concepts, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, operations, best practices, benchmarking, financial analysis and financing, market and consumer research, expansion planning, opportunity assessment, and litigation support.

A frequent resource for the media and analysts, he has appeared on national broadcast news and radio, and has been widely quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Nation’s Restaurant News, USA Today, and Forbes.

In addition, Dennis is a frequent speaker. He has presented keynotes at the Restaurant Leadership Conference, and the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference.

Dennis earned a B.Sc. in Hotel Administration at Cornell University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has served on the boards of several emerging chains.

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