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Mr. Ken Pendery

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President and Chief Executive Off...

First Watch Restaurants , Inc.
Local Address: Bradenton, Florida, United States
First Watch
8027 Cooper Creek Blvd. #103
University Park , Florida 34201
United States

Company Description: First Watch specializes in award-winning, made-to-order Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. A recipient of more than 200 "Best Breakfast" and "Best Brunch" accolades,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Finance
    University of Indiana
  • Indiana University
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Web References
Meet our Leadership Team | First Watch, 26 Jan 2015 [cached]
Kenneth L. Pendery, Jr. President and CEO
Kenneth L. Pendery, Jr. has been a key leader of First Watch Restaurants, Inc. for over 25 years. He has been instrumental in evolving the brand from a simple concept into a successful, multimillion dollar enterprise. Today, in his role as president and CEO, Ken ensures that the company's principles are upheld daily. He leads the management team and collaborates with the board of directors to provide strategic leadership, establishing long-term goals, operational strategies and actionable plans and policies for continued growth and success. He is a restaurant-industry veteran with extensive executive experience, including the creation of several restaurant concepts throughout his career. Ken majored in Finance at the University of Indiana. He is an operator at heart and on most days, can be found in First Watch restaurants speaking with employees and greeting guests first hand.
Retail & Consumer Products: Kenneth ..., 16 May 2007 [cached]
Retail & Consumer Products: Kenneth Pendery, president and CEO, First Watch, Sarasota Retail & Consumer Products: Crawford Ker, president, Ker's WingHouse, Largo
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said Ken Pendery, chief executive officer for First Watch.
An accomplished leader in the industry, Genovese joins First Watch from Starbucks Coffee Company where for the last 15 years he served in various roles including national account director and vice president, franchising for the Seattle's Best brand. He has also served as executive vice president, marketing and chief development officer for AFC Enterprises.
FIRST WATCH DEBUTS IN OMAHA | First Watch, 2 Sept 2007 [cached]
said Ken Pendery, president and CEO of First Watch.
Ken ..., 30 May 2014 [cached]
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Mr. Pendery is CEO of First Watch Restaurants. In addition to Florida,...
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