John Hamburger is the founder and president of Franchise Times Corp., a national publisher of business trade journals in franchising and finance. The company publishes Franchise Times Magazine, the national franchise industry trade journal; the Restaurant Finance Monitor, a monthly financial restaurant newsletter; Food on Demand News, covering the food delivery and technology space; and Foodservice News, an online website. He also produces a number of industry executive events including The Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, which to me is just about the top event in the industry, and the Food on Demand Conference. He has over 40 years of experience in franchising and finance and is in the inner circle of the most respected, quoted and revered people in the industry.
Jordan Krolick, Professor of Franchise Management at Kennesaw State University is also an independent equity sponsor acquiring businesses as well as senior executive and advisor with companies such as McDonald’s, Arby’s, Home Depot and more.