Renee Israel, Chief Franchise Officer – Modern Restaurant Concepts
.Renée is the Chief Franchise Officer for Modern Restaurant Concepts, a national multi-brand restaurant platform focused on better-for-you concepts. Currently the portfolio includes two health forward, fast-casual brands—Modern Market Eatery and Lemonade Seasonal Cafeteria. Renée is also the Co-Founder and former Chief Marketing Officer of Doc Popcorn, the world’s largest franchised retailer of popcorn. She co-led the sale of the brand to Dippin’ Dots, the iconic frozen beaded ice cream brand, in 2014. She stayed on as a member of the Dippin’ Dots senior leadership team until 2018.
As an experienced brand builder and disruptor, Renée is passionate about using her unique ability to connect disparate ideas, concepts and people to turn brand aspirations into reality. She enjoys advising or investing in emerging franchisors and suppliers serving the franchise community.
Prior to working in franchising, Renée was a Vice-President of Marketing at Digitas, one of the top integrated brand agencies in the country, where she provided leadership to category leaders including American Express, Allstate and The New York Times. Renée also held a variety of marketing and sales roles in global tech companies.
Renée has received the Enterprising Women of the Year Award from Enterprising Women Magazine and was nominated as an Outstanding Woman Leader in Business by the Denver Business Journal. She proudly served on the IFA’s Women in Franchising Committee and is a speaker, moderator and writer of strategic thought-pieces for industry publications.
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