Darren Tristano
President, Technomic Inc.
Monday, February 27, 3:00 p.m.
NEFS ED-Quarters

Since 1994, Darren has served in consultative, research, finance and operational roles for Technomic, Inc., the leader in food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. In his 20+ years at the company, he has overseen the growth of Technomic’s Information Services division and, on the consulting side, leads the company’s Restaurant Practice, providing operator clients with actionable findings and insights. Drawing on this experience, he also puts Technomic’s research into context, speaking frequently to the media and industry conferences. Darren earned his B.S. degree from The University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Certified Public Accountant. 
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