Aziz Hashim

Managing Partner

Aziz Hashim, Founder and Managing Partner of NRD Capital, is widely recognized as one of the world's leading experts in franchising.

Prior to NRD Capital, in 1996, Aziz founded NRD Holdings – a franchise development and holding company. After starting with just a single quick-service location in Atlanta, NRD Holdings soon grew into one of the largest restaurant franchisee companies in the United States. At NRD Holdings, Aziz operated leading global franchise brands, including Popeye's®, KFC®, Taco Bell® and Domino's Pizza®.

Aziz's dynamic leadership, success, and innovation have led to esteemed recognition across the industry. In 2018, he was named by Nation's Restaurant News as one of the 10 most influential leaders in the restaurant industry. Additionally, NRD Capital, after just four years of establishment, was named to Restaurant Business Magazine's 2018 "Power 20" list, alongside some of the other most well-regarded private equity firms in the nation.

Aziz remains deeply committed to community service and leveraging the franchise business model to create financial independence for families in developing countries, as well as social sector franchising to improve the quality of life for families in emerging countries.

Aziz graduated with honors from the University of California at Irvine's prestigious electrical engineering program.