John M. FranziniSenior Retail Consultant
John’s retail experience spans more than three decades in cultural attractions, airport, sports, and entertainment. John spent many years working for Aramark and following that for Levy’s retail division, Rank and Rally. As a Vice President in both of his most recent roles, he held responsibility for retail operations across a broad range of clients. During his tenure with Rank and Rally, the company grew its national retail presence six-fold. In 2019, John started consulting independently on a series of retail projects.
John’s depth of experience includes store design and layout, product development, e-commerce, merchandising, operations, training, and financial accountability. His depth of experience across multiple segments, understanding of the unique mission driven concerns in a cultural environment, and exposure to two of the major contract operators in the retail world make John ideally suited to advise JGL’s clients. John joined JGL in 2021 and has since advised a wide variety of cultural clients in the JGL portfolio.
John’s favorite foods are pizza, gnocchi, and grilled salmon. His favorite retail items include a well-designed, unique oversized coffee mug and a cool lapel pin.