CEO and Co-Founder, Grupo Trigo
Mario Chady is CEO and co-founder of Grupo Trigo. At age 17, Chady started his career in Brazil working in an international trading company. At 22, he founded his first company, launching his career as an entrepreneur. In 1992, Chady opened his first of a string of restaurants in Brazil. In 1999, Chady and founding partner Eduardo Ourivio opened the first Spoleto's restaurant, a fast-casual Italian brand, currently the largest Italian food chain in Brazil. Chady is the head of Grupo Trigo, the holding company that manages all of Grupo Trigo's brands: Spoleto (315 stores), Domino's Pizza in Brazil (69 stores) and Koni Store (45 stores) as well as two industrial plants. Grupo Trigo is one of the largest fast-casual/quick-service restaurant companies in Brazil and expects to reach US$320 million in gross revenues in 2012. Spoleto also has 20 locations in Mexico and two in Spain.