Our Leadership

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Dan Beem CEO

Serving as CEO since 2017, Danny’s ability to lead, identify new business opportunities, and create industry change continues to aid Hissho’s expansion enabling the company to bring high-quality sushi to all people.

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Matt Wilken President & CFO

Spending nearly 20 years advising major brands, Chief Financial Officer Matt Wilken’s experience and expertise has helped accelerate Hissho’s business strategy and improve profitability for the company and its business partners.

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Brian Kiel COO

Brian Kiel, Hissho’s Vice President of Operations, is a results-driven leader with more than 20 years of experience and expertise in multi-unit management, brand development and growth and franchise operations.


Corey Wilde VP Brand Strategy

A food industry veteran with over 20 years in QSR and Fast Casual, Corey Wilde, Hissho’s Vice President of Brand Strategy, plays a vital role in our overall brand presence, strengthening partnerships with our current retail partners and helping develop results for our franchisees.
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Lauren Kraemer VP Operational Innovation

Since joining Hissho in 2017, Lauren’s passion for our people has evolved from one-on-one trainings with our franchisees to directing development and strategy for our products and concepts.

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Penny Kirsch Sr. Director of HR

Offering more than a decade of experience, Penny Kirsch leads our human resources department, executing Hissho’s mission to be an employer of choice that focuses on its people and recognizes the value they bring to our company every day.