About The Speaker
Raymond Daniels is president of a new venture called Equity Solutions Group (ESG).
Raymond Daniels is the former Owner and President of LexiDan Foods LLC, a franchise of Waffle House, Inc. In this role, he owned and operated and oversees 13 Waffle Houses in Lexington Kentucky. Raymond recently created a new venture, Equity Solutions Group (ESG) – a company that Supplies Quality Goods and Services at a reduced price using proven strategic sourcing techniques. ESG also partners with corporations to ensure minority, female and veteran opportunities and inclusivity. ESG also helps companies identify areas to improve efficiencies and to reduce costs.
Prior to founding LexiDan, Raymond spent twenty-six years in the fast food industry, beginning his career in 1992 as Unit Manager for Waffle House, Inc. He served the company in several management roles over the next fifteen years as Disaster Relief Manager for Operations, Director of Diversity and Minority Affairs, and later culminated as Senior Vice President of Operations responsible for 105 stores, 3500 employees, and more than $200 million in annual sales. He departed the company in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial spirit, purchasing a Waffle House Franchise (LexiDan) in Lexington, KY.
Raymond is a consummate supporter of his community. He graciously serves on multiple boards to include: the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce of Lexington, Kentucky (Chairman Elect), the Community Ventures Corporation, the Urban League of Lexington, Kentucky, the Fayette County School Board (Vice Chairman), and the Kentucky Community Technical College System – Foundation Board.
Born in New York City, Raymond holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management from Catawba College where he was a collegiate athlete on the football team. In 2019, Raymond received a tremendous honor from his beloved alma mater. He was selected to become a Catawba College Trustee. Raymond is married to Dr. Tiffany Daniels and his kids are Evan and Alana.