Principal Food & Beverage
Chris Wren has over 25 years of restaurant and franchising experience working with many of the world’s favorite brands. He has held executive positions in finance, banking, development, franchising, M&A, strategy and general management with such brands as KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, IHOP, Applebee’s, Chili’s and Wingstop. Prior roles include Chief Development Officer for Europe at Yum Brands, Chief Financial Officer for Pizza Hut France, Head of International Development at Dine Brands Global (IHOP and Applebee’s), and CEO USA for ICWG Car Wash USA, the world’s largest car wash operator. He has worked and lived in the US, Canada and Europe, and has completed transactions across the world.
Most recently he was Vice President Franchise Strategy for CIT Bank, leading CIT’s relationships with top franchisors and franchisees throughout the US, including Dunkin’ Brands, Domino’s, Denny’s, Jack in the Box, Little Caesar’s, Choice Hotels, IHG and others.
- Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Divestitures
- Business Development
- Capital Budgeting
- Corporate Finance
- Banking and Capital Structuring
- Financial and Strategic Planning