A 40-year industry veteran, Doug Marranci is the Founder, COO and Director of Business Development for PREP. Starting as a child in his family’s food business, the passion for the industry followed him as he launched seven restaurant concepts in the Carolinas from Coffee Houses to an upscale Mediterranean concept. In 2010, after coming to Atlanta to launch Atlanta Restaurant Exchange, a Real Estate brokerage, Doug discovered the need for commissary kitchen spaces in Atlanta as the demand was increasing for affordable spaces to start or grow food related businesses.
Doug has helped launch and accelerate more than 350 businesses at PREP over the last 5 years, lending his expertise in business mentoring, restructuring, branding, market development, operational consultation and sharing strategies that worked for many PREP members over the years. Doug helps navigate and simplify the maze of regulations required for food operations.