Global Conference 2014

Speaker's Biography

Anthony Wedo

President and CEO, Ovation Brands


Anthony Wedo is president, CEO and director of Ovation Brands, a leading buffet restaurant company. In his 25-year career, he has led turnarounds in the quick serve, fast casual and family dining segments of the industry. Before joining Ovation, Wedo served as CEO of Mainline Capital Advisors LLC, which provided consulting services to investors in the restaurant industry. Previously, he was chairman, president and CEO of New World Restaurant Group, turning around the company in less than three years. Prior to that, Wedo founded Mid-Atlantic Restaurant Systems. He began his career in hospitality at PepsiCo, becoming vice president and general manager of the southeast division of KFC. Wedo developed "Leadership-The 12 Commandments" and is a sought-after speaker. He recently was featured on the CBS series "Undercover Boss." Wedo is a retired U.S. Navy Reserve officer. He holds a B.S. in business from Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. from Cornell University and an international M.B.A. from Queen's University in Canada.


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