National Accounts Manager – QSR
Born: East Liverpool, OH (Home of Lou Holtz)
Lives: Columbus, OH area
Family: Married with 4 kids
Graduated: Youngstown State University
Hobbies: Boating and family walks in the park
Fun Fact: Used to be a franchise operator for 2 pizza shops
Q & A
Tell us about your experience in working with restaurants on creating spaces?
Since 2000, I’ve been immersed in the foodservice industry, taking on diverse roles including dealer, operator, and manufacturer. This journey has given me a comprehensive understanding of creating compelling spaces for restaurants.
What are some of your favorite completed projects?
My career has taken me around the globe. Notably, I was involved in launching the first Popeyes in Lima, Peru, and the Vietnam Airport.
What has made you successful in your job?
Success in my job stems from prioritizing listening over speaking and being a valuable resource. I approach each project with a holistic view, using my expertise to simplify our customers’ challenges, recognizing they often have numerous responsibilities.
Name some trends you are seeing in the industry?
Presently, the industry is moving towards frictionless ordering, convenient to-go stations, and enhanced mobile ordering experiences. Additionally, there’s a shift in interior design, moving away from neutral and white tones in front-of-house areas.