Ron Shaich

Ron Shaic is the founder and former Chairman & CEO of Panera Bread. He is now managing partner at Act III Holdings.

Ron Shaich is the Managing Partner of Act III Holdings, a $300 million fund that will invest in public and private restaurant and consumer companies that are driving long-term value creation and have the potential to significantly dominate their market niches. He  is the founder and former chairman and CEO of Panera Bread, a groundbreaking restaurant brand that today has more than 2,400 bakery-cafes, over 120,000 associates and nearly $6 billion in annual systemwide sales. Ron also served as Panera's CEO from 1984 to 2010 and again from March 2012 to January 2018.