Adam Fleischman is a self-taught food innovator and entrepreneur. He is widely regarded as an influential tastemaker and culinary personality (including appearances on "Iron Chef"). In 2009 he founded Umami Burger (and soon afterward, the Umami Restaurant Group) and later co-founded 800 Degrees Pizza, as well as multi-unit innovative concepts. Now he is putting his tastemaker abilities to use as co-founder and managing director of AdVantage Restaurant Partners, creating and sourcing what we believe will be the next wave of culinary brands. Fleischman was featured on Fast Company's list of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" and National Restaurant News' "Power List: The 50 most powerful people in food service."