Rishi Nigam
Rishi Nigam
CEO
Franklin Junction

Rishi Nigam is a Georgia native with 20+ years of hospitality and retail experience.  He built his foundation by working virtually every hourly position in the industry on his rise to becoming a senior executive with leading organizations.  Currently, Rishi is managing clients in the technology, specialty retail, supply chain, and PPE space via his advisory and management consulting firm, Bulldog Hospitality.

Most recently, Rishi led the turnaround efforts for award-wining airport concessionaire, Crews Enterprises.  As COO, Rishi led Crews to record profitability and development of businesses outside of the airport space.  Prior to Crews, Rishi led the revitalization of the concessions, hospitality, and retail experiences at a dozen motorsports facilities as a Vice President with NASCAR (formerly, International Speedway Corporation).  Rishi also contributed to business development and corporate partnerships efforts with securing new revenue streams for NASCAR and ISC.  Prior to that, Rishi was spearheading the execution of premier large-scale events at world-famous venues around the country with ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment.  During his career, Rishi has designed and executed innovative and acclaimed concepts through renovations, new builds, and repurposing totaling over $1 billion in construction.

Rishi holds a BS from Purdue University and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  Rishi resides in the Greater Atlanta area and serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Georgia and TEAM Coalition.  In his free time, Rishi enjoys spending time with his wife, hunting, fishing, traveling, volunteering, and reading.

Rishi Nigam
Rishi Nigam
CEO
Franklin Junction

Rishi Nigam is a Georgia native with 20+ years of hospitality and retail experience.  He built his foundation by working virtually every hourly position in the industry on his rise to becoming a senior executive with leading organizations.  Currently, Rishi is managing clients in the technology, specialty retail, supply chain, and PPE space via his advisory and management consulting firm, Bulldog Hospitality.

Most recently, Rishi led the turnaround efforts for award-wining airport concessionaire, Crews Enterprises.  As COO, Rishi led Crews to record profitability and development of businesses outside of the airport space.  Prior to Crews, Rishi led the revitalization of the concessions, hospitality, and retail experiences at a dozen motorsports facilities as a Vice President with NASCAR (formerly, International Speedway Corporation).  Rishi also contributed to business development and corporate partnerships efforts with securing new revenue streams for NASCAR and ISC.  Prior to that, Rishi was spearheading the execution of premier large-scale events at world-famous venues around the country with ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment.  During his career, Rishi has designed and executed innovative and acclaimed concepts through renovations, new builds, and repurposing totaling over $1 billion in construction.

Rishi holds a BS from Purdue University and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  Rishi resides in the Greater Atlanta area and serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish Georgia and TEAM Coalition.  In his free time, Rishi enjoys spending time with his wife, hunting, fishing, traveling, volunteering, and reading.