Tim hackbardt, ceo
Personal Purpose: To create opportunities for people and organizations that will exceed their own vision of success.
Over 25 years of chain restaurant leadership on both the domestic and international stages resulting in one of the top performance track records in the industry.
Broad Restaurant Category Experience
Strategic brand leadership services provided to 20+ different quick-service, fast casual, family, casual, and polished-casual category chains.
Consistent Long Term Growth Performance
As the brand leader, delivered 15 consecutive years of positive same-store sales including a string of 96 consecutive months across three distinct brand engagements.
Driver of Growth & Value
Increased Rubio’s stock price 148% from $5.10 to $12.65 in 18 months. Drove strategic plans contributing to a 100% rise in BJ’s stock value within 15 months. Improved Del Taco average unit volume 33% within 48 months. Positioned 4 companies for future acquisition.
Strategic Turn-Around Expert
Led diverse teams through successful turn-around plans in 6 months, or less, for 9 different companies previously experiencing sales declines.
Blue Sky Concept Development
Developer of next generation concepts that breathe life back into legacy brands and also new blue-sky concepts. Most recently led the creation of a new brand for $40B Olayan Food Division in Saudi Arabia. The concept was conceived and developed to offer an international expansion and franchising vehicle for Olayan.
Award winning tech leader who launched the first 360 CRM/Mobile App e-commerce platform in casual dining with over 2MM members. Currently an industry speaker and consultant to private equity technology firms, as well as advisor/selection committee member to the EvoNexus Incubator.