David Fenner is a Sr. Director of R&D of Carvel Ice Cream and Seattle’s Best Coffee International. Fenner has been with Carvel for 9 years. During that time he has been responsible for innovation of flavors, fountain, cakes and novelties. Fenner has over 28 years of experience in operations, training, and research and development. Prior to his tenure with Focus Brands, Fenner was the Corporate Chef and Field Support for Flying Biscuit where he was responsible for strategy, research and market testing for all new products. Earlier in Fenner’s career, he served as Director of Culinary Operations for Shorty’s Mexican Road House and Executive Chef for the National Porter Inn. Fenner is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University and resides in the Atlanta area with his wife and daughter.