General Session Speaker

John Iannucci


Mas Mex

Mr. Iannucci’s extensive restaurant career spans over 25 years. He has held and led executive roles in National brands such as TGI Friday’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Logan’s Roadhouse, BJ’s, Coco’s, Shari’s, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, and BurgerFi. He has also led and operated in some of the top independent chains in the world including Carmine’s, Founding Farmers, and Virgil’s. In his current role, Mr. Iannucci is the Chief Executive Officer of Mas Mex Restaurant Group which includes Escalante’s Authentic Tex Mex and Fat Rosie’s Taco and Tequila Bar. 
Mr. Iannucci excels in executive leadership. He is most notably known for helping brands scale, driving operational efficiencies, creating and strengthening leadership teams, people development/culture, and developing and growing sustainable revenue streams. He is a true advocate for the restaurant industry overall. He is the Vice Chair of Restaurants of the board of directors to the Nevada Restaurant Association, is a Hill Runner representing the state of Nevada for the National Restaurant Association and sits on the advisory council board for Restaurant Leadership. He holds a degree in F&B Management from Cornell University.