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Future of Hospitality
November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This is an Online Event.
Entre is bringing the Future of Hospitality panel discussing the Business, Growth & Network Collaborations.
6:00 pm – 6:15 pm EST: Event Intro
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm EST: Panel + Q&A
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm EST: Networking
Alan Philips, REEF’s Chief Creative Officer, is a creative executive, entrepreneur, writer, & speaker specializing in guiding & inspiring individuals and organizations on the path to discovering their purpose & unlocking their creative potential. Alan has over two decades of experience in hospitality, food & beverage, real estate, and entrepreneurship, working with some of the world’s most recognized organizations, people, and brands. Alan’s career began with a culinary stage with chef Wolfgang Puck at the original Spago restaurant on Sunset Boulevard. Later, he maintained positions with Myriad Restaurant Group & Strategic Group. From there he launched a hospitality consulting firm, Sky Group, developing hospitality projects nationally & internationally and brought the first “pop up” restaurants to New York, going on to execute more than a dozen such ventures and helping ignite the trend. Alan has also led concepting, marketing, & development of boutique hotels with Morgans Hotel Group, served as Senior Vice President of Brand Experience with The We Company (formerly WeWork), and led marketing, digital and innovation as Chief Marketing Officer at Turnberry. Most recently Alan managed the development of brand and product for Mint House, a technology enabled short-term rental start-up developing the first purpose built hotel for business travelers.
Christine Schindler is the CEO and co-founder of PathSpot, a technology company protecting businesses and their customers from the threat of illnesses and outbreaks. An engineer and entrepreneur passionate about utilizing technology to overcome gaps in healthcare, Christine invented PathSpot’s hand scanner to instantly detect carriers of harmful contamination that commonly spread through poor handwashing.
PathSpot has scanned millions of hands around the country at major restaurant chains, airports, schools, manufacturing facilities, and more. The technology has been featured as one of TIME’s Best Inventions, a World Changing Idea by Fast Company, and a leading tool in the industry to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Corey’s earliest memories were in his family’s restaurants — giving him first-hand experience as to just how archaic and challenging the restaurant industry can be. Fast forward to 2015, Corey had the opportunity as the first employee at Relay Delivery to scale throughout New York City. While at Relay, Corey witnessed the exploding delivery trend and realized there was a massive opportunity to very thoughtfully and strategically design real estate to help optimize for delivery — while being a true operational partner to restaurant operators. Thus, Zuul was born with the mission to help people thrive in the business of food.
Zuul creates products and services that are designed to help people in the business of food keep creating, experimenting, and growing. From supporting multi-brand innovators to scale their business through simple tech solutions, to offering restaurateurs opportunities to grow in our kitchens, to providing consulting services to landlords & restaurants who want to build multi-brand ghost kitchen & virtual brand models, we’re here to keep the joy in food. Our mission: Help people thrive in the business of food.
Gregory grew up in the food business, his father owned and operated fast-casual restaurants in New York City throughout his entire life. Despite working in and around food from a young age, Gregory decided to pursue an education in finance. Gregory graduated magna cum laude from Boston University’s School of Management with a double concentration in Finance and Operations Management and a minor in Philosophy. He then enrolled in Brooklyn Law School to pursue a potential career in corporate law. Following graduation, he sat for the New York State Bar exam, and passed. At that point, what appeared to be his classic legal career trajectory took an unusual turn. Gregory decided he would follow his heart and create a New York-based specialty coffee company, Gregorys Coffee.
Fourteen years later, there are thirty-three Gregorys Coffee retail locations (NY/NJ/DC), two bakeries, one roasting facility, and five more retail sites under construction. Gregorys Coffee’s slogan is “see coffee differently,” a message that rings clear as CEO Gregory Zamfotis continues to push his business to disrupt the specialty coffee industry.
The Elliot Group is an exclusive executive search and human capital firm. The Elliot orbit spans across the consumer and service industries, including hospitality, restaurants, retail, franchise, technology, lifestyle, and wellness brands. Private equity firms, public and private companies of all sizes, retain The Elliot Group to act as partners, thought leaders, and strategic advisors. By leveraging our informed intuition, technology, and cultural and business intelligence, we successfully pair talent and companies in ways that unlock growth, and make futures happen.
Our unparalleled network, built over thirty-five years, promises to deliver the human catalysts that will positively impact futures, through executive search. Connect with us at TheElliotGroup.com
Our events brings people together to openly discuss and share ideas with like-minded individuals. We welcome entrepreneurs of all types, start-ups of all sizes, industries, and stages to join us in finding the inspiration, resources, and friends that will make them successful. Whether our members are just beginning to build a company, or are years into their venture, We aim to refer to the best services available for helping them achieve their goals.
We aim to work with sponsors and partners who share our vision in helping the start-up community grow and succeed. For event sponsors, email Sponsor@JoinEntre.com