Our Leadership


Dan Beem Chief Executive Officer

Serving as CEO since 2017, Danny’s ability to lead, identify new business opportunities, and create industry change continues to aid Hissho’s expansion enabling the company to bring high-quality sushi to all people.

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Crunchy Shrimp Roll


Matt Wilken President & Chief Financial Officer

Spending nearly 20 years advising major brands, President and Chief Financial Officer Matt Wilken’s experience and expertise has helped accelerate Hissho’s business strategy and improve profitability for the company and its business partners.

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Dazzling Dragon Roll


Brian Kiel Chief Operating Officer

Brian Kiel, Hissho’s Chief Operating Officer, is a results-driven leader with more than 20 years of experience and expertise in multi-unit management, brand development and growth and franchise operations.

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Spicy California Roll


Lauren Kraemer VP Operational Innovation

Since joining Hissho in 2017, Lauren’s passion for our people has evolved from one-on-one trainings with our franchisees to directing development and strategy for our products and concepts.

Soe Kyi VP Operations

Soe Kyi, VP Operations, has over 20 years of experience in multi-unit management in the food industry space. Soe works to actualize the ideas of those looking to begin their small business dreams.

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Crunchy Shrimp Roll


May Vang Chief Accounting Officer

Spending over 13 years in the franchise industry, May brings a wide range of skills in accounting, finance, and leadership. She is responsible for ensuring Hissho’s integrity of internal and external financial reporting, along with corporate regulatory compliance.

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Living Color Roll


Rupesh Modi VP Food Safety & Compliance

With over 15 years of experience in the field of Food Safety and Compliance, Rupesh brings hands-on experience in Retail Food Safety, FDA Food Code, FSMA compliance, and global supply chain compliance. He ensures that our customers can trust the safety and quality of our products and we remain a trusted leader in the industry.

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Crunchy Tofu Roll

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Justin Carletti VP Business Development

Justin brings a wealth of experience in a variety of CPG channels as well as on the Grocery Retailer side. Most notably, Justin played a crucial role in the launching and success of Just Egg. Justin has also spent time at Frito Lay, Danone, and Chicken Of The Sea. As a servant leader, Justin is known for his dedication to collaboration and his commitment to supporting and empowering his team.
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Spicy Tuna Roll