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Janet Risi


Named to the Nation’s Restaurant News Power List in 2019 and 2020, Jan Risi continues to shape the foodservice industry and set the gold standard for restaurant and business leadership. With more than 34 years of Agri-Business experience – highlighted by her founding of supply chain management company Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC) in 1996 -Ms. Risi has been instrumental behind SUBWAY’s rise to the world’s largest restaurant chain. During her tenure at IPC, Ms. Risi started up four additional offices internationally for global supply chain coverage, which delivered over $2 billion of savings to the SUBWAY® franchisee community while increasing quality and food safety standards. Prior to IPC, Ms. Risi started her career with industry giant Ralston Purina Company as a commodities buyer which lead the way for her to deliver strong results throughout her career spanning virtually all aspects of the food manufacturing, operations, sourcing, distribution, marketing and logistics categories. Ms. Risi sits on the board of directors of several privately and publicly-held companies and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Risi graduated from DePauw University majoring in English with a minor in Business and continued her education with an MBA from UCLA.

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