VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
“I like to say that if you’re going to think anyway – think BIG. Briggo has positioned itself to be a major disruptor in the barista-style gourmet coffee arena, transforming the entire coffee experience without sacrificing quality.”
Jonathan E. Benjamin brings 25+ years of experience at companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Jonathan is an expert in corporate and franchise development resulting in the expansion of thousands of locations across the USA and abroad during his career. He also has expertise in real estate, design, and construction, operations, legal and training. Jonathan has held past senior leadership roles with Kure Corp, Huddle House, Inc., Corner Bakery Café, Wyndham Worldwide, and Global Hyatt, and was most recently leading the global expansion efforts for Romacorp, Inc., the franchisor of Tony Roma’s restaurants. Jonathan is a frequent speaker and panel participant at industry conferences, presenting company and industry perspectives for corporate and franchise development opportunities, segment comparisons, market analysis, site optimization, and more. In 2013, Jonathan gained recognition in the “people” category by Fast Casual Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Movers & Shakers” shaping the fast-casual dining segment.
Jonathan earned his B.S. in Finance from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and a J.D. from Whittier College of Law. Jonathan loves to travel, enjoys golf, live music, riding motorcycles and spending quality time with his wife and three children.