ROBIN GAGNON is the Co-Founder of We Sell Restaurants and wesellrestaurants.com, the nation’s largest restaurant brokerage firm and the only national franchise specializing in restaurant sales.
One of the most prolific restaurant brokers in the industry and a franchise resale specialist, she holds the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association or IBBA and is an MBA. She has also achieved the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation from the International Franchise Association.
She has appeared on The TODAY Show as a restaurant expert and was recognized by Nation's Restaurant News as one of the most influential suppliers and vendors in the country for 2022. Her articles appear in QSR Magazine, Forbes and other industry publications. She is a regular media resource for all matters related to the restaurant industry. She was ranked one of the top 50 most influential people in franchising in 2022 while Entrepreneur Magazine Named her to the list of "Most Influential Women in Franchising."
She is the Chair of the Women's Franchise Committee of the International Franchise Association and an Executive Member of the Women's Franchise Network - Atlanta Chapter. A writer and speaker that has addressed many groups nationwide. her expert articles appear in QSR Magazine, Forbes, Modern Restaurant News and more. She is the author of Appetite for Acquisition, an award winning book on buying restaurants.
Robin holds an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Appalachian State University where she graduated first in her class and was named "Outstanding MBA." She is an emeritus member of the ASU Business Advisory Council. She has been named a National Industry Expert by Business Brokerage Press in Franchise Resales.
Robin is a licensed real estate salesperson in both Georgia and Florida. She has been named a National Industry Expert by Business Brokerage Press in Franchise Resales. Prior to launching We Sell Restaurants, Robin served as Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the Macy’s Division of Federated Department Stores. She was also Director of Advertising and Director of Business Development for another Fortune 100 company. Robin oversees the development and training of Restaurant Brokers nationwide and has created the industry's only Certified Restaurant Broker coursework and testing program