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Dean Dirks

Business History
Branded food service operations leader with over 30 years experience of working with multiple branded food service operations. In-depth knowledge of convenience store branded food service as well as traditional branded food service. Specializing in consultation with retailers to increase sales, reduce food and labor costs. Branded food service experience includes, Subway, Taco Bell, A&W, Dairy Queen, Arby's, Godfather's, Domino's, Little Caesars, Qudoba, Church's Fried Chicken, Winchell's Donuts, Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee 

EXPERIENCE

b2b Solutions, LLC, Lake Forest, Illinois (2010 – Present)
Full service consulting company for retailers and suppliers to retail firms.

Consulting Partner President, 2010 – Present

Responsible for consulting on new and existing foodservice operations including site review, developing proformas, ROI analysis, profit and loss analysis, and cost reduction including labor for b2b Solutions.

DIRKS & ASSOCIATES, Gig Harbor, WA (2004 – 2010)

President – Responsible for day to day operations of Dirks & Associates.

FIRST HAND MANAGEMENT, Parker, CO (2002 – 2004)

Vice President – Category Management

WEST STAR CORPORATION, Olympia, WA (1996 – 2002)

Vice President of Operations

MARRIOTT FOOD SERVICES, WESTERN DIVISION. (1986 – 1996)

Food Service Director

EDUCATION

Washington State University Degree in Business Management, (1983)

FOOD SERVICE ADVISORY GROUPS
National Association of Convenience Stores - General Mills
Convenience Store News - Sarah Lee
Convenience Store Petroleum - Kraft
Convenience Store Decisions - Boyd's Coffee
Pierre Foods - Ruiz Food