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This profile was last updated on 10/23/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. John Jd Draper II

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Chief Executive Officer

Local Address:  Birmingham , Michigan , United States
Viridian Group , LLC
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    National Black MBA Association Inc
  • Board Member
    Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Southeast Wisconsin
  • Board Member, First Vice Chair
    IFA Diversity Institute
  • Vice-Chair and A Board Member
    IFA Diversity Institute
  • Board Member
    International Franchise Association Diversity Institute
  • Founder
    V&J Foods Inc.

Education

  • B. A. , Finance and Accounting
    Clark Atlanta University
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John Draper, CEO, ...
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John Draper, CEO, Viridian Group, LLC Tariq Farid, Founder & CEO, Edible Arrangements International
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John "JD" Draper
John "JD" Draper is CEO of Viridian Group, LLC, a multi-state, multi-unit franchisee with Pie Five Pizza Company. JD has over four decades of retail and operational management experiences. He was President of Operations at V & J Holdings Companies, Inc. in Milwaukee from 1994 until 2014. JD and his son, John Draper II, have been awarded up to 55 franchise units of Pie Five Pizza Co. The father-son team plans to introduce the concept throughout Michigan and Wisconsin. JD, who has been recognized for his ability to multi-task and develop teams, attended Wayne State University, where he majored in business administration. Throughout his career he has had direct responsibility for over 100 restaurants, including Pizza Hut, Burger King, Auntie Annie's, Coffee Beanery, Cinnabon Bakery, Haagen Dazs and MyYoMy Frozen Yogurt. While developing his career in hospitality, JD served as a Dental Specialist Five in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years, owned and operated J.C. Draper Management Consultant, Inc. and for four years was an owner, Vice President and General Manager of two radio stations, WJIZ-FM and WJYZ-AM Communications Group in Albany, Ga. He is a proud member of several professional organizations including The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, and a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. A longtime resident of Milwaukee, Wis., JD maintains an active profile within the local community, where he serves as a Board Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation of Southeast Wisconsin and a previous Board member with North Milwaukee State Bank and the Milwaukee World Festivals. He is First Vice-Chair and a board member of the IFA Diversity Institute and was named the 2014 IFA Ronald E. Harrison Diversity Award recipient for his accomplishments in diversity and inclusion. In 2015, he was the state finalist from Wisconsin for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Faces of Diversity Award. JD enjoys playing racquetball, golf, traveling and the company of his wife Deborah, his high school sweetheart for over 43 years, three children including an adopted niece, and six grandchildren.
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John Draper Viridian Group LLC
John "JD" Draper and Caitlin Suemnicht ...
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John "JD" Draper and Caitlin Suemnicht were selected as Wisconsin finalists for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Faces of Diversity - American Dream award.
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John "JD" Draper, CEO, Viridian Group, LLC and Multi-State, Multi-Unit Franchisee with Pie Five Pizza Co. "JD" as he's known, has over 43 years of retail and operational management experiences. He was part of the team at V & J Holdings Companies, Inc. in Milwaukee from 1994 until a new opportunity as CEO of the Viridian Group presented itself in early 2015. Draper and his son, John Draper II, have been awarded up to 55 franchise units of Pie Five Pizza Co. The father-son team plans to introduce the concept throughout Michigan as well as in cities in Wisconsin. Draper, who has been recognized for his ability to multi-task and develop teams, attended Wayne State University where he majored in business administration. Throughout his career he's had direct responsibility for over 100 restaurants including Pizza Huts, Burger Kings, Auntie Annie's, Coffee Beanery's, Cinnabon Bakeries, Haagen Dazs shops and MyYoMy yogurt shops. In sharing his story he revealed, "My parents taught me to stay focused and to always be hospitable. Which is really the reason why I choose the food industry. He also revealed this observation from his many years working in the industry, "regardless of age, race or religion, people are people and if you can find that common bond, you can achieve success. He's done that, having been appointed to the International Franchise Association Diversity Institute as a board member and being named their Ronald E. Harrison Diversity Award recipient for his accomplishments in diversity and inclusion.
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Draper and Suemnicht did not win at the national level.
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John C. Draper
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John Draper President of Operations
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Mrs. Valerie Daniels-Carter , along with her brother John started V & J Foods with a single Burger King restaurant in 1982.
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John Draper - President of Operations
John C. Draper - President of Restaurant Operations, V&J Holding Companies, Inc. since in April 07. John C. Draper, who hails Detroit Michigan, is a superior operator with over 35 years of retail and operational management experience. "JD" as he is affectionately known has been an integral part of the global success for V&J Holdings Companies, Inc., since 1994. With a keen ability to multi-task and develop "right teams", John C. Draper, has mastered the art of multi-brand / multi-marketing retail management. He currently has direct responsibility for 65 Pizza Huts, 37 Burger Kings, 28 Auntie Anne's, 9 Coffee Beanery's and 5 Häagen Dazs Shops that collectively operates in six states, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Minnesota and Massachusetts. Additionally he oversees the training and development of over 3,100 team members. Expansion development discussions include states currently operating in as well as Illinois, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. Mr. Draper has received numerous awards attesting to his management abilities. Mr. Draper leads the day-to-day, charged with energy and enthusiasm that cast a positive leadership shadow over the organization. Mr. Draper has been with V&J for 15 years and has been a key player in the organizations growth and operating success. Prior to bringing his style of leadership to V&J, Mr. Draper served as a franchisee VP of Operations and a company District Manager with Burger King for 20 years. Mr. Draper is married to his high school sweetheart Deborah for 38 years. They have two children, who are married with one son and one daughter each. Mr. Draper attended Wayne State University and majored in Business Administration. Mr. Draper is also involved in a wide variety of community and philanthropic organizations. He enjoys sports and tries to play racquetball and golf.
John "JD" Draper, CEO, Viridian ...
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John "JD" Draper, CEO, Viridian Group, LLC and Multi-State, Multi-Unit Franchisee with Pie Five Pizza Co.
"JD" as he's known, has over 43 years of retail and operational management experiences. He was part of the team at V & J Holdings Companies, Inc. in Milwaukee from 1994 until a new opportunity as CEO of the Viridian Group presented itself in early 2015. Draper and his son, John Draper II, have been up to 55 franchise units of Pie Five Pizza Co. The father-son team plans to introduce the concept throughout Michigan as well as to cities in Wisconsin. Draper, who has been recognized for his ability to multi-task and develop teams, attended Wayne State University where he majored in business administration. Throughout his career he's had director responsibility for over 100 restaurants including Pizza Huts, Burger Kings, Auntie Annie's, Coffee Beanery's, Cinnabon Bakeries, Haagen Dazs shops and MyYoMy yogurt shops. In sharing his story he revealed, "My parents taught me to stay focused and to always be hospitable. Which is really the reason why I choose the food industry. He also revealed this observation from his many years working in the industry, "regardless of age, race or religion, people are people and if you can find that common bond, you can achieve success. He's done that, having been appointed to the International Franchise Association Diversity Institute as a board member and being named their Ronald E. Harrison Diversity Award recipient for his accomplishments in diversity and inclusion.
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