General Session Speaker

Randy Sharpe



Recently appointed as CEO of Wahlburgers, Randy leads the esteemed casual dining chain founded by the Wahlberg brothers—Chef Paul, renowned actor Mark Wahlberg, and musician/actor Donnie Wahlberg. Additionally, Randy serves as Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Flecha Cantina by Mark Wahlberg, a fresh dining concept redefining Mexican cuisine, set to open its first location in Huntington Beach in late spring. With over two decades of industry experience, Randy's leadership journey was shaped during his tenure as CEO at Xperience Restaurant Group (XRG), where he prioritized elevating operational standards on a national scale. Randy has demonstrated his dedication and expertise by ascending through various roles, from General Manager to Managing Partner and ultimately SVP of Operations, consistently driving profitability and fostering growth across diverse multi-concept restaurant chains. His leadership ethos emphasizes collaboration and empowerment, ensuring success for both his team and the brands he serves.