09 August 2022 |

S2 E8: Donatos: The Fintech Professional Turned Multiple Franchise Owner

By The Wolf

How does a fintech professional end up owning multiple pizza units? Having a soft spot for the brand definitely helps.

Meet Shwetabh Gautam, the NYC-based pro who took a risk on franchise ownership with four friends he grew up with, and who now own 8 Donatos Pizza units in Cleveland.

The Wolf and Shwetabh get into why loving the brand played a big part in jumping on board, how they were offered five more locations even as they built their initial three, and why Donatos sits at the intersection of family pizzeria and massive franchise.

You’ll also hear how to effectively manage your local teams remotely and why incentivizing success is a key management tool.

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Twitter: @therealshwetabh

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