Co-Founder Double P Corporation
Auntie Anne's Pretzel
Matthew Patinkin has been a senior executive, consultant and board member for multi-unit retail, specialty food, and real estate businesses for over 30 years. He currently sits on the boards of three family businesses.
In 1993, Mr. Patinkin co-founded Double P Corporation, a multi-unit specialty food franchise company based in Chicago. Double P currently owns and operates Auntie Anne’s Pretzel, Red Mango Frozen Yogurt, and Jamba Juice stores in eight states, and is the largest franchisee of Auntie Anne’s in the U.S. In 2014 Double P created a joint venture to become the Master Franchisee of Auntie Anne’s Pretzel’s in Canada. Mr. Patinkin is an active partner and member of the Board.
Mr. Patinkin also serves on the Board of GSP Retail, based in Clearwater, FL. GSP is a leading provider of advanced technology and point of purchase solutions aimed at improving the performance of multi-unit retail locations. Our products and services are in over 25,000 stores nationwide.
Mr. Patinkin Chairs the Advisory Board of Ale Syndicate Brewery, a start-up craft brewer based in Chicago, IL.
From 1979-2006, Mr. Patinkin was Executive Vice President with Whitehall Jewellers (NYSE: JWL), a national chain of retail jewelry stores. As a third generation family member, he played a key role in Whitehall’s expansion from a nine store private company, into the fifth largest publicly held jeweler in the United States, with 389 stores, over 2,500 employees, and sales in excess of $300M. Mr. Patinkin was a senior member of management and Director of JWL.
Mr. Patinkin served on the Board of Sara Investment Real Estate for five years, ending 2013. Based in Madison, WI, Sara invests in, develops and manages mixed use properties throughout the state of Wisconsin, with a net asset value in excess of $150M.
Mr. Patinkin graduated from Beloit College in 1979 with a degree in Economics.
He is married, has three grown children, and lives in Chicago, Illinois.