David McDougall has over 30 years of food service experience in both quick and full service specializing in operations, training, franchising and international business. He most recently was the Sr. Vice President of QSR Operations for NexCen Franchise Management, a multi brand franchise company based in Atlanta, GA. Brands under his leadership include Marble Slab Creamery, Maggie Moo’s Treatery, Pretzel Time, Pretzel Maker and Great American Cookies. With over 1200 locations in eleven countries and growing, responsibilities include franchise Operations, Supply Chain, Training, and International
Previous to NexCen Dave spent twelve years with Cinnabon in various positions, last as Vice President of Operations at FOCUS Brands, a multi concept company responsible for the Carvel and Cinnabon brands. Previous to that he was the Vice President of Operations for Cinnabon Inc, a division of AFC Enterprises, franchisor of Popeyes Chicken, Church’s Chicken, Cinnabon and Seattle Best Coffee. In 1999, McDougall became the Director of International Operations for Cinnabon, a start up division and was recognized by AFC at the end of that year with one of the company’s highest honors, the Spirit Award. McDougall’s full service experience included a successful career with Denny’s Restaurants.
He is a recent recipient of the prestigious Certified Franchise Executive designation (CFE) and is an active member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). In addition he is a board member of the Southest Franchise Forum, a regional organization in Atlanta, GA established to foster professional relationships through out the community and enhance the reputation of franchising.