About this Speaker
Sammy Mandell, opened Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (GAPCo) in 2007. Battling through the recession, street construction and direct competition, GAPCo changed its logo to the phoenix as a representation of it's ability to rise through the struggles. Sammy went on to open a second GAPCo in 2017 and plans on opening his third in 2020. GAPCo has made the Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias 4 times (#61 in 2019).
In 2018 he was awarded with Pizza Today’s first ever Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Pizza Expo and returned in 2019 to give the second day keynote address. GAPCo has also been awarded in INC 5000 3 times in a row for being one of the top fastest growing companies in the country.