David P. Prokupek (Pro-Q-Peck) is the Chief Executive Officer and President at Jackson Hewitt�, the fastest-growing full-service branded tax preparation company with approximately 6,300 franchised and company-owned locations, including 3,000 in Walmart stores. �Mr. Prokupek is leading a successful brand transformation focused on the unique needs of its Hardworking clients and celebrating its 25k+ tax professionals to deliver on its promise to make tax season less taxing.���During his brief tenure with Jackson Hewitt, he led one of the company’s most successful tax seasons, increasing tax returns, revenue, same store sales, customer sentiment, locations and franchise groups faster than the competition.� This tax season, Mr. Prokupek is maintaining his focus on hard working clients, helping them get faster, lower-cost and more convenient access to their hard earned money.Prior to joining Jackson Hewitt, Mr. Prokupek served as Chairman and CEO of Smashburger�, a leading fast casual global “better burger” brand.� During Mr. Prokupek’s six years at the company Smashburger received numerous business and consumer accolades, including Forbes No. 1 Most Promising Company, Fast Casual Magazine’s #1 CEO, Inc.’s Top 100 list of fastest growing private companies, AND Technomics’s #1 Social Media Brand.In addition, Mr. Prokupek served as chief investment officer and managing partner of Consumer Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on private equity investments in startup and emerging growth consumer companies.Previously, Mr. Prokupek served as chief executive officer and founder of Geronimo Partners, an investment and wealth management firm, and was chief executive officer of Tucker Anthony Sutro Capital Markets, which he helped lead the brand transformation into a leading national full service investment firm focused on high net worth private clients, institutional capital markets, and investment banking.He has 20+ years of experience partnering with private equity firms as CEO, investor, and board member helping build, finance, and advise high growth businesses in the consumer, financial services and franchising industries. �He is a member of YPO/WPO and involved in a number of philanthropic organizations.�Mr. Prokupek received a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in marketing and finance.�
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