Shauna Smith is the CEO of Savory Fund. Savory invests in emerging and profitable food and beverage brands looking for rapid scale. Savory consists of a team of food and beverage experts with decades of experience who exist to create value in each concept and turn them into regional powerhouse brands. Smith has assisted in developing, acquiring and operating 220+ restaurants across 11 states with current portfolio brands including Mo’ Bettahs, Swig, R&R BBQ, The Crack Shack, Via 313, PINCHO, The Sicilian Butcher, Saigon Hustle, Hash Kitchen and 86 Repairs. Past brands with realized exits include Kneaders Bakery & Café (50 units) and Little Caesars (72 units). Shauna and her team have generated over $1.5 billion dollars in food and beverage sales, created over 28,000 jobs, and are projecting their biggest year of growth yet — developing and opening over 50 new locations in the 10 current portfolio companies and adding 1-2 new brands to the Savory portfolio in 2023.