GE Capital is a franchise finance leader in the North American restaurant industry. As founding sponsor of the US-based Restaurant Leadership Conference, GE Capital has taken a prime role in bringing together the North American restaurant investment industry. Recognizing the need for a “made-in-Canada” event, GE Capital became a founding producer of the Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit—an annual investment and economic conference designed to provide the resources, knowledge and vision to help make better investment decisions. 


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Paul Hollands

CEO | A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

Mr. Paul F. B. Hollands has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of A&W Food Services of Canada Inc., of A&W Trade Marks Inc. since 2002 and since February 2005, respectively. Mr. Hollands has been Chief Executive Officer of A&W Trade Marks Inc., since November 2004. He serves as Chief Executive Officer of A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund. He joined A&W Food Services in 1980 and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 1995. He served Chairman of the Canadian Association of Income Funds and the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. He serves as Chairman of the Faculty Advisory Board, Sauder School of Business, the University of B.C. He served as Chairman of the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, and serves as its Director. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Sauder School of Business, the University of B.C. Mr. Hollands is a recognized leader in the Canadian restaurant industry and within the Canadian business community. He is a recipient of the first class of Canada's national Top 40 Under 40 leadership award. Mr. Hollands holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

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