Rishi Nigam

CEO, Franklin Junction

Rishi is a Georgia native with over 20 years of hospitality and retail experience. He is the CEO and co-founder of Franklin Junction, a digital platform that allows kitchens to optimize excess infrastructure capacity by serving as a Host Kitchen®.

Prior to the launch of Franklin Junction in 2020, Rishi helmed the turnaround efforts for an award-winning airport concessions firm as they achieved record profitability and were awarded new contracts. The foundation of Rishi’s career comes from non-traditional hospitality operations. Rishi oversaw the revitalization of the concessions, hospitality and retail lines of business as a vice president with NASCAR, formerly International Speedway Corporation. He also contributed to business development and corporate partnerships efforts by securing new and innovative revenue streams.

Rishi’s roots in sports and entertainment began with spearheading the execution of premier large-scale events at world-famous venues with Aramark. During his career, Rishi has designed and executed innovative and acclaimed concepts through renovations, new builds and repositioning of assets totaling over $1 billion in construction.

Rishi holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and an Master of Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He resides with his wife in the greater Atlanta area and serves on the boards of Make-A-Wish Georgia and TEAM Coalition.

Learn more about Franklin Junction at franklinjunction.com.

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