Partners

"You can tell a lot about a person by the types of people they choose to surround themselves with." - Founder Rich Melman

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Founding Partners

Partner's Name Partner's Title
Richard Melman Founder and Chairman of the Board
Jerry A. Orzoff Co-Founder (Deceased)
Fred Joast Founding Partner and Executive Committee
Charles Haskell Founding Partner and Executive Committee
Bob Wattel Founding Partner and Executive Committee
Marvin Magid Executive Vice President (Deceased)

Executive Partners / Executive Committee

Listed in order of Partnership date.

Partner's Name Partner's Title
Kevin Brown President and Chief Executive Officer of LEYE
Mark Tormey President of Di Pescara, Saranello's, Reel Club, Do-Rite Donuts and Petterino's
Howard Katz President of Wildfire Division
Susie Southgate-Fox Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Operations
Dan McGowan President of Big Bowl, L.Woods and Magic Pan Crepe Stand
Thomas Muno Senior Vice President of Accounting/Operational Analysis
Jay Stieber Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Sue Chernoff Executive Vice President of Marketing
Scott Barton President of M Burger, Nacional 27, Osteria Via Stato, Pizzeria Via Stato, Tru, Eiffel Tower, L2O
Christopher Meers Executive Partner and President of Mon Ami Gabi, Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!, El Segundo Sol, Stripburger, Community Canteen, M Street Kitchen, Stella Barra Pizzeria, RPM Italian, Bub City, Three Dots and a Dash and Summer House Santa Monica
Marc Jacobs Executive Vice President of Antico Posto, Beatrix, Foodease, Foodlife, Mity Nice and Scoozi!
Geoff Alexander Executive Vice President of Wow Bao Division
Michael Rotolo COO and Managing Partner / Joe's Stone Crab Development Co. & President/CEO KremeWorks, LLC
R.J. Melman Managing Partner of HUB 51, SUB 51, Paris Club Bistro & Bar, Studio Paris, RPM Italian, Bub City, Three Dots and a Dash, M Street Kitchen, Stella Barra Pizzeria (Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Chicago), Summer House Santa Monica, Ramen-san and RPM Steak
Jerrod Melman Managing Partner of HUB 51, SUB 51, Paris Club Bistro & Bar, Studio Paris, RPM Italian, Bub City, Three Dots and a Dash, M Street Kitchen, Stella Barra Pizzeria (Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Chicago), Summer House Santa Monica, Ramen-san and RPM Steak
Sara Rowe Senior Vice President of Shaw's Division (Deceased)
Steve Donahue Partner of Accounting and Operational Analysis

Managing Partners

Listed in order of Partnership date.

Partner's Name Partner's Title
Jean Joho Chef/Proprietor Everest, Paris Club and Eiffel Tower
John Buchanan President of Lettuce Consulting Group and Senior Vice President of LEYE
Gabino Sotelino Founder of Mon Ami Gabi and Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Don Carson President of Don and Charlie's
Yves Roubaud Executive Chef/Proprietor of Shaw's Crab House Division
Steve LaHaie Senior Vice President of Shaw's Crab House Division
Gerard Centioli Senior Partner of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.
Joe Decker Vice President and Executive Chef of Wildfire
Bob Loeschorn Vice President of Wildfire
Chris Favero Vice President of Frankie's Scaloppine
Scott McCabe Vice President of Mall of America Restaurants and Big Bowl/Big Bowl Express - MN
Carrol Symank Vice President of Food Safety and Training
Mark Dorian Vice President of Purchasing
Ross Buter Vice President of El Segundo Sol and Stripburger
Randy Brand Vice President of Osteria Via Stato, Pizzeria Via Stato, Nacional 27, M Burger and Tru
Perry Fuselier Vice President Mon Ami Division Las Vegas
Marc Bernard Partner and Executive Chef of Big Bowl Division
Molly Melman Molly Melman is a Partner and Divisional Training Manager for HUB 51, SUB 51, Paris Club Bistro & Bar, Studio Paris, RPM Italian, Bub City, Three Dots and a Dash , Ramen-san and RPM Steak

Partners

Listed in alphabetical order.

Partner's Name Partner's Title
John Aldape Associate Partner of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Chicago & Washington DC
Michael Bellovich Chef Partner of HUB 51 and Paris Club
Mychael Bonner Partner and Executive Chef of Di Pescara Division
Michel Briand Partner and Executive Pastry Chef of Mon Ami Gabi (Deceased)
John Chiakulas Corporate Executive Chef and Chef Partner of Beatrix
Michael Cunningham Partner of Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Rosalyn Gibbs Dawson Partner of Big Bowl Chinese Express
David DiGregorio Partner and Executive Chef of Osteria Via Stato
Dan Evon Partner of Stella Barra Pizzeria, Stripburger, M Street Kitchen, El Segundo Sol and Mon Ami Gabi Las Vegas
Gale Gand Partner of Tru
Alan Garfin Partner and Vice President of Lettuce Consulting
Tim Hockett Divisional Chef Partner of M Burger
Steve Hofferth Partner Foodlife, Foodease, Mity Nice, Scoozi, Antico Posto and Beatrix
Matthew Kirkley Associate Partner L2o
Terry Lynch Chef Partner of Mon Ami Gabi Las Vegas
Jeff Mahin Chef/Partner, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Anthony Martin Chef/Partner of Tru
Paul McGee Associate Partner of Bub City, RPM Italian and Three Dots and a Dash
Aaron Mervis Partner of Wildfire
Matt Mulvihill Partner of Di Pescara Division
Willie Neal Partner of Mon Ami Gabi DC
Bill Nevruz Partner of Shaw's Crab House and Tokio Pub
Kiran Pinto Associate Partner of Paris Club, Studio Paris & RPM Italian
Dave Quillen Partner of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab in Las Vegas
Kevin Reynolds Partner Airport Concepts
Adam Rochman Partner of Wildfire
Eric Rose Associate Partner Hub 51 and Bub City
Ron Thompson Partner of Wildfire Minnesota
Susan Weaver Chef Partner of Mon Ami Gabi Division and Beatrix