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IFMA’s 56th annual Presidents Conference is right around the corner, and the agenda is shaping up to bring the most provocative content yet.

Opening this year’s conference will be keynote speaker Chuck Templeton. Templeton is the founder of OpenTable, founding Chairman of GrubHub and is now with S2G Ventures. He will speak to the challenges involved with his businesses and the power of the business journey. Additionally, Templeton will discuss his perspectives on the next wave of technological disruption impacting our industry.


Chuck Templeton, Managing Director at S2G Ventures

Chuck Templeton is a long-time entrepreneur who has a deep passion for helping early-stage, emerging entrepreneurs and companies across multiple verticals. As the founder of OpenTable and founding Chairman of GrubHub he watched as the internet changed how restaurants marketed to their guests. As an investor in several dozen companies, he has seen a lot of businesses be innovative and disruptive. Inspired by the promise of building a better future for his daughters, he has focused on using business innovations to find solutions to the most urgent environmental and societal problems facing humanity today.

Chuck joined S2G Ventures because of a deep-rooted belief that it holds a unique opportunity to help reimagine our food system to move from cheap calories to cheap nutrition, while also mitigating and adapting to climate change. A healthy and sustainable food system could both dramatically reduce our health care costs while regenerative ag practices can help reverse climate change. Because of his experience as an entrepreneur, he focuses his work there on supporting portfolio companies in operations, sales, marketing and team building. He loves problem solving with the portfolio, helping each entrepreneur reach their true potential. As an ultra-runner and former Army Ranger, Chuck is well-versed about the importance of healthy, nutritious food for maximum mental and physical performance. And as a father, a citizen and a business person, he believes the only solution that makes sense, is one with nutrient dense, affordable, sustainable and climate stabilizing food.

Interested in attending Presidents Conference? Registration is now open, click here to learn more.