Win Tickets ($90): March Power Breakfast @ Sentinel Hotel | w/ Voodoo Doughnut CEO Chris Schultz

We are giving away a pair of tickets to on March 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 19.



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From our sponsors:
March Power Breakfast with Voodoo Doughnut CEO Chris Schultz
March 22, 2018
7:30-9 a.m. | Starts at $45 | All Ages
More info: bizjournals.com

Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205

Who doesn’t love doughnuts? Especially the magical Voodoo Doughnuts founded right here in our Oregon home.

A few months after it took a big shot of private equity to fuel a national expansion, Voodoo Doughnut appointed their new CEO, Chris Schultz, to take the helm.

Chris, who most recently served as the senior vice president MOD Pizza, has taken on the role of CEO for Portland’s quirkiest doughnut company. He’ll be joining us the morning of March 22nd at the Power Breakfast to tell the full story.

He brings more than 30 years of restaurant industry experience to Voodoo, including stints with Starbucks and MOD, the latter of which he helped grow from one location to more than 300 globally. Schultz is leaving MOD just as the company announced it had raised $33 million and secured an additional $40 million line of credit to aid in its own expansion.

Voodoo Doughnut hires a pizza exec as new CEO – Portland Business Journal

Back in September, Voodoo announced it had partnered with the San Francisco private equity firm Fundamental Capital to embark on a national expansion even more ambitious than one it’s pursued over the past few years. The company currently has six locations in four states, but plans are to take Voodoo to many more of the masses. Schultz says he’s looking forward to leading that charge.

“Voodoo has all the ingredients to go from the little company that could to the next big thing,” said founder Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson. “We will be retaining all that’s wonderful to make sure the Voodoo that’s done so well isn’t lost as we introduce ourselves to new customers, communities and employees.”

Don’t miss out on the chance to hear how this Portland staple is going big with the leadership of our Power Breakfast speaker, Chris Schultz!

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42 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): March Power Breakfast @ Sentinel Hotel | w/ Voodoo Doughnut CEO Chris Schultz

  1. Kathy Rankin February 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    Would love to learn more about how to be involved at this event, as in go to it and meet the people who will bring new ideas to our great city! Hoping we can go, 2 of us! thanks for the chance!

  2. Kristen M February 27, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    I would love to hear his story!

    • KE Rogers March 8, 2018 at 7:24 pm #

      Could use the info & advice on running a new small business

  3. Anna February 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    I love breakfast, Voodoo donuts and networking. Pick me!

  4. Jeannie Pruett February 27, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

    This is interesting. I’d like to see how global VooDoo plans on going.

  5. Bianca Salerno February 27, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

    I want to take my son to meet the CEO of the best doughnut empire in the world.

  6. Jamie Veira February 27, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

    Please and Thank You!

  7. Maggie S February 27, 2018 at 7:39 pm #

    This would be a cool opportunity!

  8. Patricia Mann February 27, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

    A wonderful way to spend time with people who will add more to our beautiful city of good foods.

  9. Spirit Wilson February 28, 2018 at 7:24 am #

    An amazing experience, I hope to win!

  10. Timothy Baxter February 28, 2018 at 9:04 am #

    Love the company would love to hear the story!

  11. James Lee February 28, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    I would like to see what the big deal is. What separate’s Voodoo from the rest of the pack.

  12. Shannon Milliman February 28, 2018 at 11:16 am #

    YES!

  13. sam w February 28, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    win!

  14. Ryan March 1, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    This sounds very interesting

  15. Scott Atwood March 1, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    I read about that in the Biz Journal and would love to hear the new CEO’s plans…

  16. Galatea March 1, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

    Sounds like a good event

  17. john thomas March 1, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

    I would love to go with wifey to this shindig

  18. Shadow Rose March 3, 2018 at 10:53 am #

    Many in Portland have turned away from Voodoo calling them “overrated.” But even after all these years, I still love them. Sure they are overly sweet, but they are the fluffiest I have tasted. Their creativity does scream “Portland” and it saddens me that they are being copied.

  19. Jackie March 4, 2018 at 9:49 am #

    Super intriguing. I so want to hear first hand how company culture and spirit will be replicated or cultivated in same and different ways.

  20. Matthew March 4, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    I would love to learn more about what has become a Portland institution.

  21. Mary c March 6, 2018 at 12:01 am #

    Who doesn’t love a power breakfast?

  22. Jorge March 6, 2018 at 12:01 am #

    Breakfast and motivation? Yes please

  23. Rich Allen March 6, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    It would be great to attend and be inspired!

  24. Jenn March 6, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    yes please!

  25. Rosy Zavala March 7, 2018 at 8:29 am #

    This sounds like an awesome breakfast! Pick me!

  26. Nina March 7, 2018 at 11:18 am #

    For inspiration and food!

  27. Madeline March 8, 2018 at 9:56 am #

    Donuts are the power

  28. Sarah Dahm March 9, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

    What a great story! I love Portland and its crazy culture. I would also love to hear the background on how VooDoo became the cult classic it is from the business aspect.

  29. molli taylor March 12, 2018 at 7:51 am #

    breakfast with portlands most powerful? maybe it will rub off? if not , there’s donuts! i see no negative here.

  30. Elizabeth March 12, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

    Will be a great experience!

  31. Aphilavanh March 13, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    This would be great! How wonderful to meet the Voodoo creator!

  32. Aphilavanh March 13, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    This would be great! How wonderful to meet the Voodoo creator!

  33. Monica March 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want to have an inside look at one of Portland’s most delicious staples?? I’ve been keeping an eye on these Power Breakfasts and this is the first speaker I actually know a bit about his story. I would love to learn about his journey and personal take on this very uniquely Portland industry. Keep Portland Weird and VooDOo pick me for this opportunity!

  34. Kathy Rankin March 13, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    I wonder about the story about dave’s killer bread bring him to this meeting too!

  35. Duyen March 13, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

    Would love to attend!

  36. Keena March 14, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    I am in love with food. I always think about it. I wonder when I’m going to see it next…i wonder what it’s doing and i get upset when my food is with someone else.

  37. Ryan Simko March 15, 2018 at 9:20 am #

    Mmm…Donuts…

    Would enjoy hearing this story!

  38. david March 15, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

    curious how he will convince the rest of the world to accept mediocre donuts.

  39. Randy George March 15, 2018 at 6:38 pm #

    To Mr. Cat Daddy,
    I think I would be the purrfect person to hear your accomplishments. I’m from Washington, and honestly I’ve heard about these donuts, and I’ve never had the honor to get under a spell by these voodoo goodness. But I’m more then hyped to meet and greet and eat….. (raises hand. Pick me pick me)

  40. Michelle Scaz March 15, 2018 at 10:52 pm #

    Amazing opportunity. Thank you.

  41. Nichole L Christmore March 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    Great excuse to miss work!

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