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, 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
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 Naoki, M Burger, Nacional 27, Osteria Via Stato, Pizzeria Via Stato, Tru, Eiffel Tower, Intro
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
Geoff Alexander Executive Vice President of Wow Bao Division
Marc Jacobs Executive Vice President and partner of Antico Posto, Beatrix, Foodease, Foodlife, L. Woods and Mity Nice Bar & Grill
R.J. Melman Managing Partner of HUB 51, SUB 51, 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, 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
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
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 Molly Melman is a Partner and Divisional Training Manager for HUB 51, SUB 51, Studio Paris, RPM Italian, Bub City, Three Dots and a Dash, Ramen-san and RPM Steak
Bill Nevruz Managing Partner of Shaw's Crab House and Tokio Pub

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 Partner and Executive Chef of Di Pescara Division
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 and Chef Partner of Antico Posto, Beatrix, Foodease, Foodlife and Mity Nice Bar & Grill
Michael Cunningham Partner of Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
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 of LEYE
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
Michael Giles Associate Partner of Beatrix in River North and Streeterville.
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
Steve Hofferth Partner of Antico Posto, Beatrix, Foodease, Foodlife, L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge and Mity Nice Bar & Grill
Terry Lynch Chef Partner of Mon Ami Gabi Las Vegas
Jeff Mahin Chef/Partner, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises
Anthony Martin Chef/Partner of Tru
Aaron Mervis Partner of Wildfire
Matt Mulvihill Partner of Di Pescara Division
Willie Neal Partner of Mon Ami Gabi DC
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 Restaurants
Eric Rose Partner Hub 51 and Bub City
Ron Thompson Partner of Wildfire Minnesota
Kevin Trojanowski Associate 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