Alicia Danielle has taken her experience from Wall Street and applies those entrepreneurial skills to her position of Executive Director at The Bread Project, and in the process hopes to help create social change. The goal of the Bread Project is to empower individuals through practical skills training in the food industry. Previously the Founder and CEO of the Khaya Cookie Co. in South Africa, Alicia joined the Bread Project in October 2011. She earned an MBA/MPA from New York University and The University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business and a BA in Journalism from New York University. Alicia is also a Fulbright Scholar and her work has been featured in CNN Headline News and in publications such as The Financial Times, O (the Oprah Magazine), and Business 2.0.
Jimmy FitzGerald – CEO/COO at Texas Star Brands, Inc
Jimmy FitzGerald has had a 40 year career with stints at Applebees, TGI Fridays, and Dunkin Donuts. Interestingly, he lead international expansion into 33 counties for Applebee’s And Fridays. But he was recently reunited with previous investors to create Texas Star Brands. Texas Star operates three Bob’s Steak & Chop House, in Austin, San Antonio, and now Houston (The Woodlands). S“Bob’s” is synonymous with the great steakhouse experience. Building on the reputation earned in the original Dallas location, Bob’s now has restaurants nationwide. Each Bob’s is an examples of the traditional American Prime Steakhouse, combining simple elegance, a lively atmosphere, big drinks, fine wines and large cuts of the finest prime steaks, chops and seafood. It is frequently ranked the best in the country. Lots of great info from Jimmy.