The CXO Leaders Australia team are excited to welcome on board Mr Steven Marks, Founder and CEO, Guzman Y Gomez at this year’s 3rd annual CXO Leaders Australia Summit taking place on the 9th –10th August at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney.
Steven grew up in NYC where he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics. He worked 10 years in finance (SAC Capital, Cheyne Capital) in the US and London.
In 2002 Steven relocated to Sydney where he launched and sold several successful businesses. In 2006 he launched his first Guzman Y Gomez store and is now committed into taking the Guzman y Gomez experience to the world and redefining fast food along the way.
Steven who started the Mexican fast food chain Guzman y Gomez in Newtown, Sydney 10 years ago after a career as a New York hedge fund manager. Today, Guzman y Gomez has 94 stores in three countries, turning over around $200 million a year. This year, he is planning to ramp up Guzman y Gomez’s global presence and is determined to re-invent fast food by ensuring fast food doesn’t mean bad food.
Steven will share the story around how GYG built innovative processes, technology and a culture to match that shows it’s possible to prepare fresh nutritious food served at a fast food pace, without compromising on quality and successfully engaging with their customers. “Disrupting a saturated industry”
“We are extremely excited that Steven has agreed to run the opening keynote presentation at this years event which will be to an audience of 200 + strong Marketing, Customer Experience and digital leaders at this years platform. What Steven has managed to do with his business in such a short period of time while creating a unique experience for his customers is what the audience are really looking forward to” said Tyron McGurgan CEO, Media Corp International
About the CXO Leaders Australia Summit:
The 3rd annual CXO Leaders Australia Summit will bring together over 200 of the countries leading Marketing, Customer Experience and Digital leaders over two days to benchmark on their experience and challenges that currently face their businesses.
Over the two days the program is broken down into keynote presentations, workshops, roundtables, panel discussions and 1-1 business meetings where these are headed up by both local and international presenters. Throughout the 2 days there are multiple networking opportunities for all attendees to take part in along with the annual CXO Leaders Awards evening taking place on the 9th August.