Experts in Foodservice Top 2 experts

Steve Montgomery

Steve Montgomery

Lake Forest, IL | Convenience Store / Retail Gas Operations and Marketing Expert

I have owned or operated convenience retail organizations ranging from 1 to 1,200 stores. Positions held include Exec. VP of Marketing and Operations, President for a publicly trade c-store company, and General Manager of C-stores for a major oil company. I am a member of the National Association of Convenience Stores and a former member of its Retailer and Supplier Boards. I have been President of a c-store consultancy since 1994 with clients ranging from single store operators to the major oil companies. Our retail clients have ranged from single site operators, to small chain, fuel... Read more

Dean Small

Dean Small

Costa Mesa, CA | CEO & Founder, Synergy Restaurant Consultants

As founder and Managing Partner of Synergy Restaurant Consultants, Dean Small has brought his passion for food and extensive experience within the industry together to strategically guide other restaurant owners. Although much of Dean’s resume reads like a “who’s who” of major chains and quick service restaurants, he has co-created innumerable independent concepts with owners new to the business. His firm was hand-picked by LYFE Kitchen’s CEO Mike Roberts (former President of McDonalds USA) to collaborate with celebrity chefs in shaping the organizational and operational systems required... Read more