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Larry Strain

Larry Strain

Chief Development Officer

Larry became Chief Development Officer in May 2021. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate development. He is a Founding Partner of Restaurant Development Experts (RDE), LLC and creator of a revolutionary market intelligence platform that provides retailers with customized growth and optimization plans. Prior to RDE, he was the Chief Development Officer for INQUE and Senior Vice President of Real Estate & Store Development for Global Partners, LP. Previously, he held real estate and store development roles for well-known companies including McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Brands and Starbucks. He is a development leader and highly respected subject matter expert who has worked with some of the world’s largest and fastest growing brands.

Larry holds a CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute.

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