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Restaurant Brokers Interview Technology Experts

Are you looking to franchise your company overseas? How do you know when you are ready? What are the challenges of international expansion versus domestic expansion and where can you get help? This week, the restaurant brokers along with CEO of Buffalo's Cafe and CEO of YoBlendz and JuiceBlendz tackle international franchising.

Industry Guests Join the Restaurant Brokers

Andrew Waber
Andrew Waber
Andrew Waber is a Market Analyst at Chitika, an online ad network based outside of Boston, and also serves as the lead author of reports for Chitika Insights, the company’s independent research arm. Studying a variety of topics relating to how users interact with the online world, Andrew’s commentary on given Chitika Insights studies has been quoted by The New York Times, CNN Money, and The Guardian, among other outlets.
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Austen Mulinder
Austen Mulinder
Austen Mulinder brings more than 25 years of experience in managing global sales, marketing and operations. He most recently served as corporate vice president of Operator Channels at Microsoft and previously served as corporate vice president for the communications sector, where he led strategy, sales and marketing of Microsoft services and solutions to telecommunications, hosting, media and entertainment companies. Before joining Microsoft, Austen served for six years as president and CEO of Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., a wholly owned Fujitsu company. During his tenure there, he led the company's transformation into a leading retail technology solutions vendor.
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John Valentine
John Valentine
John leads LevelUp's enterprise team in selling custom-branded mobile payment and loyalty apps to growing quick serve and fast casual restaurants across the country. Current clients include: sweetgreen, Argo Tea, Hale and Hearty, Protein Bar, and Fresh To Order.

John graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Economics and from Villanova University with a JD. Upon passing the bar in MA and RI, John joined SCVNGR as an early employee. Now LevelUp, the company has built itself into the largest mobile payment network in the US.
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