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

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 (Deceased)
Bob Wattel Founding Partner and Executive Committee
Marvin Magid Executive Vice President (Deceased)

Executive Partners / Executive Committee

Listed in order of Partnership date.

Kevin Brown President and Chief Executive Officer of LEYE
Mark Tormey President of Di Pescara, Saranello's, Petterino's and Do-Rite Donuts
Howard Katz President of Wildfire and Big Bowl Division
Susie Southgate-Fox Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Operations
Thomas Muno Senior Vice President of Accounting/Operational Analysis
Jay Stieber Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Scott Barton President of Intro, Naoki Sushi, Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Tru, Osteria Via Stato, Pizzeria Via Stato, Nacional 27, Tallboy Taco, Frankie's Pizza by the Slice, Wow Bao, M Burger and Big City Chicken
Christopher Meers Executive Partner/ 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
Geoff Alexander Executive Vice President of Wow Bao Division
Marc Jacobs President and Partner of Antico Posto, Beatrix, Ema, Foodease, Foodlife, L. Woods and Mity Nice Bar & Grill
R.J. Melman Managing Partner of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Jerrod Melman Managing Partner of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Steve Donahue Partner of Accounting and Operational Analysis
Sara Rowe Senior Vice President of Shaw's Division (Deceased)

Managing Partners

Listed in order of Partnership date.

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.
Jean Joho Chef/Proprietor Everest and Eiffel Tower
Joe Decker Vice President and Executive Chef of Wildfire
Bob Loeschorn Vice President of Wildfire and Big Bowl
Chris Favero Vice President of Frankie's Scaloppine
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, Tallboy Taco, M Burger, Wow Bao and Tru
Perry Fuselier Vice President Mon Ami Division Las Vegas
Molly Melman Partner and Divisional Training Manager, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Steve Hofferth Vice President and Partner of Antico Posto, Beatrix, Ema, Foodease, Foodlife, L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge and Mity Nice Bar & Grill
Bill Nevruz Managing Partner of Shaw's Crab House, Tokio Pub and Oyster Bah

Partners

Listed in alphabetical order.

John Aldape Partner of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Chicago
Jennifer Bell Associate Partner and Executive Director of Marketing
Michael Bellovich Chef Partner of HUB 51
Mychael Bonner Executive Chef/Partner of Di Pescara, Saranello's and the Ivy Room
Francis Brennan Chef and Partner of Summer House Santa Monica, Stella Barra Pizzeria, and Do-rite Donuts
Michel Briand Partner and Executive Pastry Chef of Mon Ami Gabi (Deceased)
John Chiakulas Corporate Executive Chef for Lettuce Entertain You and Partner of Antico Posto, Beatrix, Ēma, Foodease, Foodlife and Mity Nice Bar & Grill
Michael Cunningham Partner of Cafe Ba Ba Reeba!, Mon Ami Gabi, Summer House Santa Monica and Stella Barra Pizzeria
Rosalyn Gibbs Dawson Partner of Big Bowl Chinese Express
Rita Dever Associate Partner and Corporate Chef of LEYE
David DiGregorio Partner and Executive Chef of Osteria Via Stato
Christian Eckmann Associate Partner and Divisional Chef, Lettuce Entertain You
Dan Evon Partner of Stella Barra Pizzeria, Stripburger, M Street Kitchen, El Segundo Sol and Mon Ami Gabi Las Vegas
Alan Garfin Partner and Vice President of Lettuce Consulting
Michael Giles Partner of Beatrix and Ema
Austin Green Associate Partner of Don & Charlies
Tim Hockett Chef/Partner of M Burger, Wow Bao, Nacional 27, Tallboy Taco and Frankie’s Pizza, Big Bowl Express, Big City Chicken at Navy Pier
Jeff Mahin Chef/Partner of Stella Barra Pizzeria, Summer House Santa Monica, M Street Kitchen and Do-Rite Donuts
Anthony Martin Chef/Partner of Tru
Aaron Mervis Partner of Wildfire and Big Bowl
Matt Mulvihill Partner of Di Pescara Division
Willie Neal Partner of Mon Ami Gabi DC
Kiran Pinto Managing Partner of The Ivy Room
Doug Psaltis Chef/Partner: Bub City, RPM Italian, Three Dots and a Dash, Ramen-san and RPM Steak
Dave Quillen Partner of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Chicago, Las Vegas and Washington D.C.
Kevin Reynolds Partner Airport Concepts
Ryan Richardson Associate Partner for Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas
Adam Rochman Partner of Wildfire and Big Bowl
Eric Rose Partner Hub 51, Bub City and Three Dots and a Dash
Ron Thompson Partner of Wildfire and Big Bowl
Kevin Trojanowski Partner of Foodease, foodlife, Mity Nice Bar & Grill and The Market at Beatrix Streeterville
Susan Weaver Chef Partner of Mon Ami Gabi Division and Beatrix
Gale Gand Partner of Tru