After all of this and we all agree on term and conditions, we will assemble our team and our calendar. We'll request contact information for your management teams, ask that you inform them of our arrival and our purpose there. Dependent upon tasks, we'll request pertinent information so that we may begin. We'll arrive at our scheduled time, complete our necessary site work and discuss next steps.
President Eastern & Western Divisions
Entrepreneur, financial and business operations analyst and culinary-trained Chef, George LaFrance has often been described as a jack-of-all trades in business industry. As a previous VP of hotel operations and five time restaurant and business owner, LaFrance understands the strategic and tactical components that make the difference between running a business and running a highly-profitable business. For the past 25 years, LaFrance has studied business development from a financial and operational perspective, in addition to being fully entrenched in the essential day-to-day activities.
Master of Tax Accountancy – Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
B.S. Economics – University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
VP Culinary Development Eastern & Western Divisions
A highly accomplished food and beverage operator and chef with extensive experience directing on-site, regional and national operations. Extensively experienced in areas regarding the creation, operation and financial management of existing and growth oriented businesses, he has been part of some of the nations most respected restaurant and hotel companies. Working with cutting edge industry players, his experience has taken him accross the country and into properties internationally.
He’s driven profitability in operations through strategic thinking and streamlining operational costs while increasing sales through local marketing initiatives and by identifying market opportunities. His expertise in assembling of operationally driven Culinary and Operational management teams who thrive in dynamic and fluid environments, have secured awards and maximized potentials for profitability, all while remaining operationally focused and guest oriented.
B.A Hospitality Restaurant Management, Seattle, WA
VP of Finance & Investments Eastern Division
High-energy, finance/accounting professional with an in-depth background in financial analysis across a range of industry sectors, including Fortune 500 companies and international subsidiaries. Proven ability to strategically implement corporate visions throughout the organization. Daniel has a reputation for process improvement and automation resulting in significant cost savings. Also, demonstrates ability to bring projects in on-time, adept at learning quickly and implementing new technologies to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
MBA Mathematics- Duke University, Durham, NC
B.S. Economics - Brown University, Providence, RI
VP of Human Resources Eastern & Western Division
Bobby leads a comprehensive approach to the management of our people within the organization. Bobby develops programs and processes that systematically hires employees, retained employees, and deals with all aspects of talent management. Bobby’s strategic partner thinking, and sponsor/ advocate abilities has been an intricate part of our team.
MBA Psychology, University North Carolina, Durham, NC
B.A. Sociology, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
VP of Public Relations Eastern & Western Divisions
Cara Porchia brings 12 years of experience in Public Relations. She understands how to leverage media contacts and influencers to draw attention to your business. Small businesses are under increasing pressure to get noticed in a crowded marketplace. Public awareness can make or break any business, but particularly a restaurant or bar that relies on foot traffic to increase daily profits and grow the business. Social media has been found to be highly influential in driving public perception. One negative review or public comment can have a lasting impression on your customer base for years to come. Cara understands how to tap into the media influencers and social media outlets that will have the highest impact on your business to help manage and control your public perception. She has worked for some of the largest and most successful businesses in technology, fashion and food & beverage and can develop a customized plan to position your business for future success in a matter of months.
B.A. Communications, University of San Francisco
Master of Arts in Speech Communications, San Francisco State University, SF, CA.