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Dan Shea

Principal, Paradigm Investment Group LLC

Shea is a partner in the three Donovan’s restaurants and Paradigm Investment Group LLC, the second-largest franchiser of Hardee’s fast-food restaurants. Shea is known as an influential behind-the-scenes player, and his La Jolla location is a favorite gathering place for business power-dinners and wine connoisseurs. He has recently taken on a leading role along with Padres managing partner Peter Seidler in the fight to reduce homelessness.