Mr. Patinkin has been an executive, board member and consultant with over 40 years' experience leading consumer facing retail and foodservice companies. Co-Founder and operating partner with Double P Corporation, a multi-unit franchisee of Auntie Anne's Pretzel's, Cinnabon, and Red Mango Frozen Yogurt with 70+ stores in ten states. Current Board Member of Double P, Squadle (a workflow automation company in the restaurant and foodservice sector), and the International Franchise Association (IFA). Prior Board Member of Whitehall Jewellers (NYSE:JWL), GSP, and Sara Investment Real Estate. Previously oversaw all operations and sales as Whitehall grew from 7 to 389 stores while successfully listing on the NYSE.
In addition to the IFA Board, Patinkin is the incoming Chair of the IFA's Franchisee Forum, and sits on the IFA's Finance committee.
Husband, father of three, Chicago Bears fan, proud U. of C. Lab School and Beloit College Alum, Red Angus cattle rancher.