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Four 15

Four: 15

In this session, you will hear four 15-minute, thought-provoking talks that will leave you challenged and inspired.


Gerry O’Brion | Speaker & Author | What Big Brands Know

After years as an executive with billion dollar restaurant brands, Gerry now uses big company strategies to grow restaurants of all sizes, regardless of their budget. Gerry is the creator of The Restaurant Formula program, a step-by-step process to attract your ideal guests and turn them into vocal advocates of your restaurant. Gerry began his career in marketing at Procter & Gamble and then was an executive for Coors Light, Quiznos, and Red Robin.

John Offerdahl | Owner & Founder | Offerdahl’s Cafe Grill | Former All-Pro Miami Dolphins Linebacker

Former All-Pro Miami Dolphins linebacker, John Offerdahl & his wife, Lynn, currently operate seven quick-casual restaurants aptly named Offerdahl’s Café Grill – restaurants that feature “fresh-baked, JUST-GRILLED, all-day, great food!” The bakery cafe serves fresh-baked baguettes, bagels and pastries with soups and sandwiches. The specialty grill features just-grilled steak, shrimp, chicken and salmon over rice & salad topped with unique combinations of fresh vegetables and John’s signature dressings & sauces. Check out the menu at

Pete Turner | Founder | Illegal Pete’s

Burrito aficionado, record label owner and philanthropist Pete Turner is owner of Colorado’s beloved and countercultural “Mission-style Mexican” restaurants: Illegal Pete’s. Starting in Boulder in 1995, each of seven locations was founded to become one with the community and foster human connection.

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