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Meet The Experts 2014

Kevin Brown Keynote Kicks Off the Event

A keynote address (video above) from Kevin Brown, President/CEO of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, kicked off the first "Meet the Experts" event held on May 13, 2014 at Untitled on Kinzie Street in Chicago. By all accounts, the event was a big success thanks to the many participants, experts, and sponsors.

Thank you to our 2014 experts:

Kevin Brown

President/CEO

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Janet Isabelli

CEO

Isabelli Media Relations

Expertise: Public Relations, Social Media, Web Media

Dan Raskin

Owner

Manny's Deli

Expertise: Going Retail, Foodservice

Rohini Dey

Vermilion

Expertise: Financing, Raising capital, and Business planning

 

Marc Jacobs

Managing Partner

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Expertise: Customer/Employee Loyalty

 

Dan Rosenthal

Owner

The Rosenthal Group

Expertise: Sustainability, Business Planning, Customer/employee loyalty

 

Ron DiNella

Azzurra EnoTavola

Former CFO

Morton's Restaurant Group

Expertise: Investor Relations, Budgeting, Initial Public Offering, IPO, Restaurants, Finance, International Joint Ventures, structured finance

Justin Large

Chef

One Off Hospitality Group

Expertise: menu design, purchasing, retail

 

Barry Sorkin

Owner

SmoqueBBQ

Expertise: Business Plans, Financing

 

Steve Dolinsky

Food Reporter
ABC 7: Hungry Hound

Expertise: Public Relations Marketing Social Media

Ivan Matsunaga

Executive VP

Connie's

Expertise: Delivery Service, Catering, Restaurant Licensing

Joe Terrell

Owner

Denny's of Mokena & Joliet

Expertise: Energy savings, Sustainability, LEED Certification

Marc Dorian

Vice President of Purchasing

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Expertise: Purchasing

RJ Melman

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Expertise: New concept development Promotions

Patrick Wartan

Managing Partner

Axia Law

Expertise: Licensing, Law

Jodi Fyfe

CEO

Paramount Events

Expertise: Catering, Events

Art Mendoza

COO

Untitled

Expertise: Opening on a shoe string budget

 

Kimberly Galban

VP Operations

One Off Hospitality Group

Expertise: customer/employee loyalty, human resources, business planning

Matthias Merges

Chef/Owner

Folk Art Restaurant Group

Expertise: Real Estate/Leasing Public Relations Social Media Menu Design

Alex Pappas

Partner

Axia Law

Expertise: Law, Licensing, Zoning

Chuck Taylor

Associate

Clifton Larson Allen

Expertise: Accounting, Tax

Patrick Donelly

General Manager

Hyatt Regency Chicago

John Heil

Owner

Heil & Kay

Expertise: Insurance; Risk Management

Joe Baez

Senior Associate

Clifton Larson Allen

Expertise: Tax

Nick Sarillo

Owner

Nick's Pizza & Pub

Expertise: Customer/Employee Loyalty, Human Resources

Steven Hartenstein

CFO/COO

Stefani's

Expertise: Cost Control, Building/Maintaining relationships, Visionary leadership

Wayne Rich

Heartland Payment Systems

Expertise: Payment processing

Michael Telesky

Vice President, Key Accounts

United Healthcare

Expertise: Health Insurance, Affordable Care Act

Glenn Keefer

Owner

Keefer's Restaurant

Jim Pfieffer

Account Executive

Social Media Beast

Nic Senerius

Director of Hospitality

ReSource Point of Sale LLC

Laurie Cairns

Partner

Blast Marketing

2014 Sponsors:

 

Platinum Sponsors

                   

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

        

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