Strategic and operational leadership of corporate infrastructure (people, products, services, technology); executed tactical blueprint to prudently expand this fast-casual restaurant chain (now publicly-held) -- via company and franchise development.
Created management systems, processes, and stellar operational execution for venture-capital-backed, 90-unit, veterinary hospital company (later acquired by VCA - operator of 750 animal hospitals).
Negotiated acquisition, then served as COO and ownership group principal. Successfully scaled this QSR chain to national prominence through franchised operations, non-traditional site development (airports and toll roads), and the creation of a lucrative, supermarket CPG licensing strategy.
Acquired, then built couture soap & home fragrance manufacturing, distribution, and e-commerce company whose notable retail customers included Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Pottery Barn, HSN, QVC, Neiman Marcus, Disney, Martha Stewart, and Williams-Sonoma. Business was later sold to a highly-respected luxury products company.
Re-positioned, re-energized, and managed 500-unit, restaurant/food and beverage entertainment division of the world's largest indoor recreation company, upon the $1.4 billion acquisition of AMF by Goldman Sachs. (Goldman's initial business plan for AMF was to build a global 1000-unit, family entertainment center "FEC" company).
Led vertical integration and brand extensions, through acquisitions and start-ups (targeting food & beverage businesses), for this $400 million (NYSE) coffee roaster/distributor (later acquired by Sara Lee Corp., and now a division of Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group).
Corporate leader and entrepreneur whose senior-level experience spans six companies (publicly- and privately-held). Deep and diversified expertise in strategic planning, operations, finance, technological transformation, real estate, franchising, M&A, legal/contract negotiation, and digital marketing. Currently Founder & Senior Advisor at Profit Objective, a business consultancy designed to assist entrepreneurs and enlightened leaders in their pursuit of enduring ways to successfully grow their businesses.
American University, Washington, D.C.
Hofstra University, L.I., NY
BBA - Finance