BOARD OF ADVISORS

WADE ALLEN

Board Member

Experienced Hospitality Executive | Innovative Marketer | Digital transformational Leader | Strategic Growth | CMO | CIO | CDO

Wade Allen is a seasoned restaurant and retail executive and has extensive knowledge in digital innovation with 22+ years of experience driving transformative business strategy and solutions. Wade is currently the EVP of Strategic Growth for Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill and leads their Marketing, IT, and Off-premise initiatives.

Prior to his executive role with Costa Vida, Wade served as an executive officer in several different senior leadership roles for almost a decade with Brinker International including CDO, CIO, Head of Innovation, and VP of Marketing.

Wade is recognized for building innovative digital and mobile customer experiences using integrated marketing, data, and emerging technologies.

Wade specializes in restaurant and retail innovation, information technology, data security, customer loyalty, digital transformation, mobility, digital strategy, and advanced analytics.

Wade Allen - Board member Milagro

Kendall Ware

KENDALL WARE

Board Member

COO of In-Shape | Former President of Cinnabon | Franchise Leader | Speaker | Leadership Coach | Brand Builder

Kendall Ware is an IFA-certified franchise executive. As the first external Board Member, Kendall works closely with the founder and executive team to help Milagro achieve its long-term strategy and goals.

Kendall Ware has already spent more than half of his life as a strategic business and franchise leader establishing his leadership skills in expanding brands, building great teams, and improving operations.

He was previously the President and Chief Brand Officer of Cinnabon and Carvel. As part of his role, Kendall was in charge of all aspects of brand management for the two specialty brands and their 1,300+ locations across North America. His areas of focus included strategic expansion, innovation, franchise operations, and marketing.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Wade Allen - Board member Milagro

WADE ALLEN

Board Member

Experienced Hospitality Executive | Innovative Marketer | Digital transformational Leader | Strategic Growth | CMO | CIO | CDO

Wade Allen is a seasoned restaurant and retail executive and has extensive knowledge in digital innovation with 22+ years of experience driving transformative business strategy and solutions. Wade is currently the EVP of Strategic Growth for Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill and leads their Marketing, IT, and Off-premise initiatives.

Prior to his executive role with Costa Vida, Wade served as an executive officer in several different senior leadership roles for almost a decade with Brinker International including CDO, CIO, Head of Innovation, and VP of Marketing.

Wade is recognized for building innovative digital and mobile customer experiences using integrated marketing, data, and emerging technologies.

Wade specializes in restaurant and retail innovation, information technology, data security, customer loyalty, digital transformation, mobility, digital strategy, and advanced analytics.

Kendall Ware

KENDALL WARE

Board Member

COO of In-Shape | Former President of Cinnabon | Franchise Leader | Speaker | Leadership Coach | Brand Builder

Kendall Ware is an IFA-certified franchise executive. As the first external Board Member, Kendall works closely with the founder and executive team to help Milagro achieve its long-term strategy and goals.

Kendall Ware has already spent more than half of his life as a strategic business and franchise leader establishing his leadership skills in expanding brands, building great teams, and improving operations.

He was previously the President and Chief Brand Officer of Cinnabon and Carvel. As part of his role, Kendall was in charge of all aspects of brand management for the two specialty brands and their 1,300+ locations across North America. His areas of focus included strategic expansion, innovation, franchise operations, and marketing.

PANKAJ PATRA

Board Member

Pankaj Patra is the EVP and Chief Digital & Technology Officer at Denny’s overseeing the Digital Transformation and Technology stack for all Denny’s and KeKe’s. 

Pankaj Patra also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Brinker International, Inc., one of the world’s leading casual dining companies and home of Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy®.

Pankaj oversaw information technology and data security for Brinker and its brands, which are known leaders of technology and convenience for the casual dining industry. Being a technologist at heart, he and his team focus on the balance between business and tech needs, while implementing solutions to improve the Team Member and Guest experience and drive key results.

Milagro Board Member - Pankaj Patra

Milagro Board Member - Pankaj Patra

PANKAJ PATRA 

Board Member 

Pankaj Patra is the EVP and Chief Digital & Technology Officer at Denny’s overseeing the Digital Transformation and Technology stack for all Denny’s and KeKe’s. 

Pankaj Patra also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Brinker International, Inc., one of the world’s leading casual dining companies and home of Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy®.

Pankaj oversees information technology and data security for Brinker and its brands, which are known leaders of technology and convenience for the casual dining industry. Being a technologist at heart, he and his team focus on the balance between business and tech needs, while implementing solutions to improve the Team Member and Guest experience and drive key results.

Milagro Board Member - Mo Asgari

MO ASGARI

Board Member

President of ByteLeap Software Ltd. dba PokerLab | Former President of MonkeySoft Solutions Inc.

With over 25 years of experience in technology leadership and senior management, Mo is an expert at aligning technology and operations with corporate strategy to shape and lead an organization for major market trends.

Most recently, under Mo’s leadership and direction, MonkeySoft Solutions Inc. (MSI) grew its business by serving many of the most notable Restaurant Brands in the US. With customer success as a priority, Mo set the groundwork for a customer-centric culture, designed to help customers grow sales and achieve high levels of operational efficiency by using the Company’s services and solutions.

Milagro Board Member - Mo Asgari

MO ASGARI

Board Member

President of ByteLeap Software Ltd. dba PokerLab | Former President of MonkeySoft Solutions Inc.

With over 25 years of experience in technology leadership and senior management, Mo is an expert at aligning technology and operations with corporate strategy to shape and lead an organization for major market trends.

Most recently, under Mo’s leadership and direction, MonkeySoft Solutions Inc. (MSI) grew its business by serving many of the most notable Restaurant Brands in the US. With customer success as a priority, Mo set the groundwork for a customer-centric culture, designed to help customers grow sales and achieve high levels of operational efficiency by using the Company’s services and solutions.

HAMED MAZROUEI

CEO & Founder

Chief Executive Officer at Vivant Corporation | Chief Executive Officer at Utiliko

Hamed is the CEO and founder of Milagro. His vision from the start has been to empower the smaller multi-unit restaurants from 5-500 sites to compete with enterprise brands by providing them a Restaurant Operating System that even enterprise brands lack. He is an avid believer in Actionable, Transactional Data in any business but especially in restaurants.

He has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth in different industries.

Hamed has held a number of high-tech executive management positions over the past 20 years. As a serial entrepreneur, Hamed actively functions as Chief Executive Officer of Vivant and Utiliko. He is also an investor in several other companies in trucking, restaurants, payment processing and car dealerships space.

Hamed Mazrouei
Hamed Mazrouei

HAMED MAZROUEI

CEO & Founder

Chief Executive Officer at Vivant Corporation | Chief Executive Officer at Utiliko

Hamed is the CEO and founder of Milagro. His vision from the start has been to empower the smaller multi-unit restaurants from 5-500 sites to compete with enterprise brands by providing them a Restaurant Operating System that even enterprise brands lack. He is an avid believer in Actionable, Transactional Data in any business but especially in restaurants.

He has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth in different industries.

Hamed has held a number of high-tech executive management positions over the past 20 years. As a serial entrepreneur, Hamed actively functions as Chief Executive Officer of Vivant and Utiliko. He is also an investor in several other companies in trucking, restaurants, payment processing and car dealerships space.

Leadership Team

Milagro -Hamed Mazrouei

HAMED MAZROUEI
Chief Executive Officer

Kiani

KIANI MUHAMMAD
Chief Technical Officer

Leadership Team

Hamed Mazrouei

HAMED MAZROUEI
Chief Executive Officer

Kiani

KIANI MUHAMMAD
Chief Technical Officer