With a career as a senior leader spanning over twenty-five years, Michael has been pivotal in the growth and development of several world-class hospitality companies. As a founding member and Chief Operating Officer of The Light Group, he was a key to the creation and operating success of 27 food and beverage outlets in 12 different properties with 3 resort partners. Michael was the point executive in the sale of a controlling interest in The Light Group in a transaction that became a market-maker for hospitality management companies.
Following a return to New York City and his roots, Michael became the C.O.O. of the Strategic Hospitality Group. He spearheaded the reinvention of the iconic Marquee Nightclub, and the growth of the Artichoke Pizza brand. In 2017, Strategic Hospitality merged with Tao Group and joined forces with Madison Square Garden Company, who acquired a controlling interest in the new concern. Michael was a key player in the transaction, and assumed the role of Executive Vice-President, Risk Management and Finance of the new company.
As Managing Partner of Carver Road Hospitality, Michael will bring the breadth of his experience to evaluate and vet prospective acquisitions, act as the key senior liaison with operating companies, mentoring and advising venue management teams.
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