Senior Managing Director
Practice Lead
San Francisco, CA

Burt Yarkin, Senior Managing Director of The McLean Group’s San Francisco, CA office, has more than 25 years’ experience in the franchising business and a history of growing strong businesses. Mr. Yarkin has held senior management positions with such well-known international brands as Cartridge World, Gymboree and 1-800-Flowers and spearheaded efforts to grow those brands globally. As past CEO of Cartridge World, Mr. Yarkin oversaw the rapid growth of the brand globally and was instrumental in completing a large private equity transaction for a sale of the company. Mr. Yarkin leads The McLean Group’s Franchise and Consumer, Specialty Retail & Restaurant practices, advising global companies, franchisors and large multi-unit franchisees on mergers & acquisitions and capital formation. Mr. Yarkin works closely and maintains strong ties with entrepreneurs, franchisors and key institutional investors operating within the Franchise and Consumer, Specialty Retail & Restaurant industries. A popular speaker at franchise, private equity and other business conferences, Mr. Yarkin also has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The New York Times and Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as other newspapers, magazines and news programs. Mr. Yarkin holds a BA in political science and psychology from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Mr. Yarkin and his family are active in supporting a variety of philanthropic causes.

Professional Credentials

  • FINRA Registered Representative (Series 63, 79)
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