Sergio Valentin – President & CEO, National Franchise Sales and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sergio Valentin, has been President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Franchisor since 2014. Since 2009 he served as Chief Operating Officer of MFP Franchise Systems, Inc. d/b/a My Friend’s Place and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in August 2011.

Sergio has over 24 years of business and operations management experience. In his current role, he will be responsible for all franchise operations, strategic planning and growth expansion. Prior to joining My Friend’s Place, he served as Sr. Director of Operations at Le Petit Bistro (with over 80 units) where he specialized in multi-unit operations, brand & menu development and franchise consulting. Sergio also served as Director of Operations for Latin Grille and held the position of Regional Director at Mister Minit America. During this period he specialized in P&L process management, personnel development, and turnaround operations. Sergio also served as a Franchise Business Consultant for RGB and its affiliates; Hartsfield Hospitality, Bistro PA Ventures, Bear Rock Café and Delaware North Companies where he was a key operator in opening the first Michigan Airport location. He has served with board members of Alvarez & Marsalis in the restructuring and reorganizing of LPB Ventures.

Sergio Valentin, Sr. is an honors graduate from the Connecticut Morse School of Business with his studies in Business Administration and has a Certification in Ministerial Theology with A/G. Sergio has served as Director of the Youth Music Program and Music Minister as well. He has also held director & organizer roles and participated at various community outreach programs that include, Feed the Hungry, Christmas in July (an event partnered with TBN) and Lifting up Haiti.