Eugene Varricchio is known for driving successful business turnaround and transformation, with a proven track record in the realms of sales, operations, and technology. His passion for connecting businesses with their ideal audience led to the creation of Franki, an innovative new platform that leverages community-driven content to improve the visibility of local restaurants in their market, while helping food and beverage enthusiasts discover their next delightful experience. As CEO of Franki, Eugene brings his experience in accelerating business development and performance to the hospitality industry to champion the growth of restaurants in cities around the world. Eugene is also a regular contributor to Forbes, where he provides insights on topics ranging from customer-centric operations strategies to traffic-driving marketing tactics — all tailored to small to medium-sized enterprises. Eugene has recently been honored with an appointment to the National Small Business Association Leadership Council.