How I help . . .
Restaurants are a melting pot of today’s society. The people involved run the gamut from minimum wage workers to wealthy individuals. You learn so much about the world when interacting with these people. And the product is so easy to understand. You eat, enjoy the food and have a good time, and your family and friends can do the same.
My love for restaurants started at a young age. My earliest memories are coding invoices and accounts payable into Lotus 123 for my dad. He’s a controller for a group of Pizza Hut franchisees and has been the part owner of restaurants like Red Hot & Blue over the years. I even served as an assistant controller for him where I worked with Five Guys and got to go into the stores and get involved with logistics. These experiences taught me the ins and outs of how restaurants are run. I’ve also seen firsthand how owners provide jobs to others and all the wonderful things that come from it.
I am passionate about helping companies grow toward a future state. Planning, execution and realization of those goals gets me excited to come to work. When helping smaller restauranters, those with 20 locations or less, it’s great to be able to help them run their businesses as well as possible so they can save money to invest into their own families.
I enjoy the restaurant space so much that I purchased my first restaurant, Kobe’s Steakhouse of Japan, located in St. Louis, in 2021. This gives me even more on-the-job experience that I’ll put to work helping the firm’s restaurant clients be more successful.