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Kelli Schindelegger

Kelli Schindelegger


Kelli Schindelegger is the VP of International Franchise Development at Jibu, a safe drinking water social franchise startup ( Prior to joining Jibu, Kelli led international development efforts for American Casual Dining chain, Chili’s Grill & Bar, generating more than $6 million in new franchise partnerships throughout Central & South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. In addition to growing Chili’s international footprint by 30% year over year, Kelli oversaw the brand’s international IP protection, global legal compliance, and cross-functional consumer research teams in China, Colombia, Panama, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. Prior to Chili’s, Kelli served as a Public Relations Senior Account Executive for Omnicom Group – The Zimmerman Agency, where she represented global hospitality brands including Hard Rock Hotels, the country of Aruba, Palace Resorts, and Party City. Kelli is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), holds a Certificate in Franchise Management from Georgetown University, an International MBA from Escuela de Administraction de Empresas (EAE Business School) and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of Alabama. Kelli is a member of the International Franchise Association, the IFA Social Franchising Task Force, and is actively involved with nonprofits and volunteer programs in her local community.


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