September 14 – 16, 2022

Global Best Practices Conference 2020 Speakers

David Gordon

PresidentThe Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

Andy Hooper

President & COO &Pizza

Sanjiv Razdan


Patti Simpson

Chief People OfficerUnion Square Hospitality Group

Allison Schulder

Chief Financial OfficerTrue Food Kitchen

Avery Block

Manager, Restaurant Experience | Taco Bell Conference Chair

John Cywinski


Nishant Machado

CEO and PresidentMacaroni Grill

Ray Blanchette

CEOTGI Fridays

James Fripp

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer | Yum! BrandsConference Chair

John Miller


Sarah Lockyer

Group PublisherInforma

Mark Simpson

VP Legendary PeopleTexas Roadhouse

Rick Badgley

EVP, Chief People and Administrative OfficerBrinker International, Inc.

Chris Mancini

Chief Growth

Debra Dickson

VP, Consumer InsightsCaliber Collisions

Carlos Herrera


John Izzo

Author, Co-FounderThe Men's Initiative

James Pogue


Greg Creed

Immediate Past CEOYum! Brands

Dan Sines


Joe Kefauver

Managing PartnerAlign Public Strategies

Jason Ferrara


Chris Wilson

CEO & OwnerBarclay Investment Corporation

Claudia Schaefer

Chief Experience Officer | Caliber CollisionBoard | Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

David Cantu

Chief Customer Officer & Co-FounderHot Schedules

Craig Irvine

Vice President, Business DevelopmentBCS Financial

Steve Barha

Founder & Executive ChairmanInstant Financial

Joni Thomas Doolin

Founder & ChairwomanBlack Box Intelligence

Scott Hicks

CIOBlack Box Intelligence

Michael Harms

Vice President, OperationsBlack Box Intelligence

Emily Bennett

Director of Client SuccessBlack Box Intelligence

Wally Doolin

Founder & ChairmanBlack Box Intelligence

Victor Fernandez

Vice President, Insights and KnowledgeBlack Box Intelligence

Kelli Valade

President & CEOBlack Box Intelligence