Over the last 30+ years as a high-achieving, senior-level operations leader with extensive experience in food, retail and franchise organisations, I have led large-scale operations, teams and initiatives that took iconic franchise groups to the next level. I'm known for disrupting markets and bringing game-changing solutions to the $140+ billion-dollar franchise sector by introducing new global brands, sales champion methodologies and market differentiation initiatives.

As a growth-driven senior-level franchise leader for Battery World, Carl's Jr, Cinnabon and Zambrero, I've:

► The Bansal Group, worked tirelessly to position the company for long-term sustainable success, opening seven new Carl's Jr. stores in the first 12 months of hire—to project plan and deliver the franchise to the market. Also securing the Master Franchise Rights in Australia for Focus Brands' American baked goods chain Cinnabon, by powering persuasive negotiations as Bansal's primary contact.

► Disrupted the Australian market with the Zambrero brand, launching 24 restaurants in 24 months. I also took Zambrero to the streets of QLD, by delivering the first fully operational offsite premise and accelerated top-line sales by introducing liquor licensing for the group.

An entrepreneurial leader, my extensive franchising experience began with highly profitable McDonald's stores early in my career. If you're intrigued by how I've helped global icons facilitate change and innovation, I'd love to connect!

-- Shawn Kerr" />
Over the last 30+ years as a high-achieving, senior-level operations leader with extensive experience in food, retail and franchise organisations, I have led large-scale operations, teams and initiatives that took iconic franchise groups to the next level. I'm known for disrupting markets and bringing game-changing solutions to the $140+ billion-dollar franchise sector by introducing new global brands, sales champion methodologies and market differentiation initiatives.

As a growth-driven senior-level franchise leader for Battery World, Carl's Jr, Cinnabon and Zambrero, I've:

► The Bansal Group, worked tirelessly to position the company for long-term sustainable success, opening seven new Carl's Jr. stores in the first 12 months of hire—to project plan and deliver the franchise to the market. Also securing the Master Franchise Rights in Australia for Focus Brands' American baked goods chain Cinnabon, by powering persuasive negotiations as Bansal's primary contact.

► Disrupted the Australian market with the Zambrero brand, launching 24 restaurants in 24 months. I also took Zambrero to the streets of QLD, by delivering the first fully operational offsite premise and accelerated top-line sales by introducing liquor licensing for the group.

An entrepreneurial leader, my extensive franchising experience began with highly profitable McDonald's stores early in my career. If you're intrigued by how I've helped global icons facilitate change and innovation, I'd love to connect!

-- Shawn Kerr" />

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Shawn Kerr

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Business Director MENA at Alshaya Group

Kuwait City, Al Asimah

Donald McGannon said, "Leadership is an action—not a position."

Over the last 30+ years as a high-achieving, senior-level operations leader with extensive experience in food, retail and franchise organisations, I have led large-scale operations, teams and initiatives that took iconic franchise groups to the next level. I'm known for disrupting markets and bringing game-changing solutions to the $140+ billion-dollar franchise sector by introducing new global brands, sales champion methodologies and market differentiation initiatives.

As a growth-driven senior-level franchise leader for Battery World, Carl's Jr, Cinnabon and Zambrero, I've:

► The Bansal Group, worked tirelessly to position the company for long-term sustainable success, opening seven new Carl's Jr. stores in the first 12 months of hire—to project plan and deliver the franchise to the market. Also securing the Master Franchise Rights in Australia for Focus Brands' American baked goods chain Cinnabon, by powering persuasive negotiations as Bansal's primary contact.

► Disrupted the Australian market with the Zambrero brand, launching 24 restaurants in 24 months. I also took Zambrero to the streets of QLD, by delivering the first fully operational offsite premise and accelerated top-line sales by introducing liquor licensing for the group.

An entrepreneurial leader, my extensive franchising experience began with highly profitable McDonald's stores early in my career. If you're intrigued by how I've helped global icons facilitate change and innovation, I'd love to connect!

-- Shawn Kerr


Experience:

  • General Manager - Bansal Group (Carl's Jr. Australia)
  • Business Director - MENA (Alshaya Group)
  • General Manager - Bansal Group (Cinnabon)
  • Chief Operations Officer - SMS ZAM Group (Zambrero)
  • General Manager (Battery World Australia)

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