Mr. Aziz Hashim is the Managing Partner at NRD Capital Management, LLC. He founded the firm. Mr. Hashim serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President at National Restaurant Development, Inc. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Impact Investments, LLC. Mr. Hashim also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President at NRD Holdings, LLC (NRD) and Dandle, Inc. He founded NRD Holdings, LLC in 1996 with one Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) location. Mr. Hashim serves on several boards. Since 2016, he has been the Chair of the IFA. Mr. Hashim serves as a Director of International Franchise Association. He served as an Independent Director of Winston Resources Inc. from June 12, 2013 to July 2014. Mr. Hashim serves on the Board of Advisors at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, BB&T Bank Regional Advisory Board, and is the Chairman of the 2014Multi-Unit Franchise Conference. In 2014 he was recognized by Nation’s Restaurant News as one of the “50 most powerful leaders” in the Foodservice Industry for setting the standard for multi-unit development and recognized by several franchisors as setting the standard for multi-unit franchisees. Mr. Hashim has been featured, published, and quoted in several prestigious industry publications as well as The Wall St. Journal, The Globe and Mail, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, and FOX News. He is deeply involved in community service and frequently contributes to the industry at large, sharing his knowledge and experience at major restaurant and franchise conferences. Mr. Hashim delivers guest lectures at Emory Law School, Georgia State University, and Harvard Law School. He attended the University of California at Irvine, graduating with honors from its prestigious electrical engineering program.