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Kat Cole

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: President, Cinnabon

Born: March 18, 1978, Oceanway, Florida

Education: University of North Florida (dropped out); MBA, Georgia State University

Early Marker: Went from Hooters server at 19 to company executive vice president at 26.

Big Idea: Transforming a mall bakery with proprietary cinnamon, dough and frosting into a broad-based "indulgent" food brand.

Wave of the Future: Indulgent food

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