Title: Executive Vice President
Company: Alvarado Companies
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Jeff Geller, Executive Vice President at Alvarado Concepts, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in restaurant franchising.
Backed by more than 20 years of professional experience, Mr. Geller excels in his executive roles as a restaurant franchisee. Since 2004, he has notably served as the executive vice president of Alvarado Concepts, LLC and Palo Alto Inc., one of the largest franchisees of Yum! Brands that includes Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut with more than 250 assets in six states. In his role with Palo Alto Inc., Mr. Geller manages and oversees the organization’s real estate assets, construction and facilities management. In 2010, he was selected as one of 50 members to attend and speak at the Leadership Denver Program, displaying his expertise in his industry. Prior to his current roles, Mr. Geller was the managing director of Meritage Wine Company/Beverage Distribution from 1997 to 2004.
Mr. Geller graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in political science in 1994, where he was named Division III Player of the Year and became a two-time All American for his skill and leadership as a baseball player. Additionally, he was recently inducted into the Ithaca College Sports Hall of Fame. Dedicated to service and advocacy, Mr. Geller is a founding member and supporter of the Denver Hospice NexGen Committee and is the organizer of “Wines for Life,” a cancer fundraiser in honor of his late father James V. Geller, which was a catalyst for bringing the first PET-CT scanner to Colorado. A member of the I Have a Dream Foundation Ticketing Committee and Jewish Community Center, Mr. Geller sits on the board of directors for the Denver Health Foundation, National Restaurant Association and Colorado Academy, as well as the franchise advisory board for the Yum! Brand. Looking ahead in his career, Mr. Geller hopes to continue working in his industry and to diversify his style of work and skills.
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