My lead investor is Harvey Rothstein, the CEO of DavCo Restaurants.
owns and operates 156 Wendy's
in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
In 2001, I was convicted of a federal financial crime related to a banking scandal at Allied Irish.
was very kind to me and offered me a second chance to work with him at DavCo
upon re-entering society.
I was able to learn a great deal about franchising while at DavCo
, as I focused on automating the business in order to provide remote oversight, operational metrics and streamlined reporting with predictive capabilities.
After a few years, Harvey
suggested that we find a new, appropriate brand for him to invest while I become operator.
is my mentor and has provided his
counsel throughout the entire process.
From the initial investment to the daily operations, I am able to turn to Harvey
for encouragement and accountability.
Other than standard business decisions, Harvey
has also encouraged me to follow my desire to help others by giving a second chance to men coming home from incarceration or those living in drug rehab houses.