David Leonardo, Chief Development Officer, Wild Wing Cafe
David Leonardo, CFE has spent the last 10 years with global restaurant chains growing their units domestically and internationally. As Chief Development Officer of Wild Wing Cafe, David is responsible for the companies growth strategy and all of its development needs. At Burger King, Arby’s and Wendy’s International, David has been recognized for his leadership in sourcing and approving new and existing investors/franchisees to develop in various markets and help restructure struggling franchisees through workout programs.
Prior to his 10 years in franchising, David was in Operations Finance and World Wide Strategy with Burger King. This involved working with franchisees on every facet of the franchisee life-cycle including: real estate, M&A, supply chain, marketing, capital and development to ensure franchisees remained financial sound as ongoing business partners.
David started his career as an investment banker doing M&A for JP Morgan’s Latin America team and private equity group. Mr. Leonardo is a Certified Franchise Executive.