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Kat Cole

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Kat Cole is an inspiring leader and operator known for leading through change, high growth and turnarounds and building brands, teams, and businesses over two decades. Recently completing a 10-year executive career at Focus Brands, she is now an investor and advisor with over 30 high-growth businesses and brands. Kat is the former COO and President of Focus Brands, the owner of multi-billion dollar global food business that franchise and operate over 6,500 locations of the company’s 7 brands: Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, Moe’s, Schlotzsky’s, McAllister’s, Carvel and Jamba as the multi-brand licensing and CPG business. She was president of Cinnabon and Group President of the multi-channel licensing division at Focus. Prior to Focus, Kat was Vice President at Hooters, leading the company’s global growth through franchising, training, and operations. Kat was on CBS Undercover Boss, named to Fortune's 40 Under 40, and is on the Board of Directors of Slice, MilkBar, and HumanCo SPAC.