Brett Schulman is the Chief Executive of CAVA: a rapidly expanding fast casual restaurant and CPG brand focusing on fresh, better-for-you cuisine. CAVA brings modern, authentic, and vibrant Mediterranean food to a national audience in both fast casual and grocery channels through a unique, culinary-driven brand. After spending over a decade in the investment-banking world at firms including Alex Brown, Deutsche Bank Alex Brown, and Friedman Billings Ramsey, Brett was the COO at Snikiddy LLC, a nationally distributed snack food company in multiple grocery channels including natural and organic markets, club stores and mass retailers. At Snikiddy he helped expand the brand from conceptual stage to a multi million-dollar growth business, which subsequently was acquired by Utz Quality Foods. Brett was recognized on the NRN Power List in 2017 and has consulted for a number of CPG and restaurant start-ups that fuel his combined passion for food and business. He champions the movement to educate healthier eating as a member of the Society of Fellows at The Culinary Institute of America and working with organizations like Garden School Foundation and City Blossoms. Brett is a Washington, DC native, graduate of the University of Maryland, and resides in Bethesda, MD with his wife Mary and children Sunny, Sadie and Luke.
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