OUR TEAM AND COLLEAGUES
Kevin Moll, President
Kevin is an accomplished hospitality executive with 39 years of industry seasoning. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm and is the first point of contact for new clients. He is a confidant for restaurant owners and hospitality operators worldwide and an acknowledged expert in all aspects of the foodservice business. Widely regarded as an industry authority on all types of restaurant and foodservice related matters, he is frequently called upon by leading media for his insights - including being featured on ABC News, “Nightline.” Author of two books and contributing writer for many trade publications, he has been a multi-unit restaurant owner/operator, directed the foodservice on the 1984 World’s Fair Site - orchestrating meal functions for up to 5,000 people, and founder of the global brand, "Mystery Shoppers." He currently sits on three boards and is an avid traveler, dual-sport motorcyclist and saltwater fisherman. Kevin and his family reside in Denver, Colorado.
Eric Turner, Restaurant Consultant
Eric has more than 30 years in the restaurant industry in over 15 countries. He has been a successful owner, GM, Regional Director of Operations, and Multi Unit Leader for restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and full service hotels and resorts. He has developed top performing teams, and managed in major cities, resorts, mountains, and remote islands. His diverse background includes menu and beverage program design, project management, branding, marketing, FOH and BOH operations, feasibility and site selection, and cutting edge cost control programs. This comprehensive vision of the restaurant industry allows Eric to synthesize details into a comprehensive strategy for overall success. Eric is obsessed with guest experiences, and about translating those experiences into profit. He is passionate about vibe and fostering amazing cultures that motivate through shared purpose. Eric speaks French fluently and Spanish conversationally. He is an enthusiastic and positive professional whose first priority is always the interests of his clients, and turning their restaurant dreams into reality. Outside of work, Eric enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, music, travel, learning languages, and seeking out unique food and drink.
Jeremy Abbey, CEC, CEPC, CCE, CCA Culinary Consultant
Certified Executive Chef, Certified Executive Pastry Chef, Certified Culinary Educator, Certified Culinary Administrator. Chef Jeremy has won multiple international medals in culinary competitions including the Culinary World Cup and the 2016 Culinary Olympics. He is quadruple certified by the American Culinary Federation and he brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and skill to the table. A long history of working in all aspects of the culinary field, from fine dining to polished casual, quick serve to pop-ups, his focus for more than 20 years has always been on trend setting menu developments, staff training, system/program development and controlling cost to achieve aggressive margins. His unique style will enhance your culinary operations, engage your employees and drive new sales & profits all while delighting every guest.
Preston Rideout, Liquor and Alcohol Operations Consultant
Preston Rideout is one of America’s leading bar operations experts with 21 years of experience opening, operating and owning bars, nightclubs and restaurants across America, the Bahamas and in Mexico. His expertise is highly regarded among casino executives, distillers, bar owners, architects and nightclub management companies. Whether it’s working with a small tavern or an extravagant club operation, his methodology is straight forward. He identifies problems, provides solutions and creates operating systems. Over the past two decades, he’s climbed his way to the top by throwing 2,000 person parties, managing multi-unit high volume Vegas nightclubs, regionally directing multi-state restaurant and bar operations, conducting forensic accounting audits, redesigning bars for maximum ergonomics and providing consulting. Preston is the bar expert other consultants call when they need a solution.
Steven Kaufman, Restaurant Consultant
Steven has over 25 years of success in owning and opening restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Steve earned a B.S. in Marketing, Finance & a minor in Economics from Syracuse University. From there he decided to pull up his roots in New Jersey and after settling in Vail in 1991, he created the successful sports bar, Altitude Billiards & Sports Club. Shortly thereafter, he created The Tap Room, a highly successful gastro pub through 2013, which was recognized nationally and internationally. His next creation was the Sanctuary Night Club, a cutting edge Ultra Club serving high end bottle service, hosting elite parties and catering banquets. In the fall of 2006, a previously owned Mexican restaurant, which had been closed down, caught his eye. He bought the building and opened a brand new restaurant, Red Mountain Grill. Completely redesigned, he created this new concept then opened it in an unheard of 35 days. Steven celebrated its 10th year anniversary in 2016. As an entrepreneur, he has crafted plans to capitalize on market opportunities with business savvy, quickly and accurately assessing the merits and risks in complex business scenarios. Steven specializes in driving execution and his clients appreciate his expertise earned from many years of successful ownership experience.
Ian Geralds, Restaurant Consultant
Ian has used big picture thinking to earn multiple awards for traffic growth, throughput, and operational improvement. He has also authored multiple boot camp teaching seminars around restaurant operations, used by many companies to grow their footprint and margins. From prototype design through SWOT, P&L and industry analytics, Ian is a superior strategist, knows and loves the restaurant industry more with each day, and is widely regarded as the one to call when his peers have reached an obstacle that “can’t” be overcome. Ian is an impactful and growth oriented restaurant consultant with over 20 extraordinary years of fine dining and casual dining experience. He has excelled in roles in operations, training, tactical strategy and shared services.
Ken Hollowell, Franchise Consultant
Ken Hollowell is President/CEO of Profrancorp that provides consulting, development and marketing services in the fields of franchising and non-traditional methods of funding. Mr. Hollowell is one of the most sought after consultants in these fields and has clients worldwide. Mr. Hollowell has written several books on franchising, hosted a radio talk show for many years, is an expert witness, and has lectured for the Federal Trade Commission, SBA and SCORE.
Mike Allen, Attorney
Michael K. Allen is a business law attorney who has counseled individuals and companies of all sizes with respect to entity planning and formation, and on business and real estate transaction matters. Mr. Allen has vast legal knowledge in the structuring and operations of businesses and companies in a variety of industries and sectors. Many of his clients are retail and service businesses, real estate owners and developers. He is very familiar with the challenges that face a start-up company and can navigate entrepreneurs through the legal steps involved in the start-up process, including advice on founder’s stock and equity based compensation structures. Mr. Allen also has extensive experience in advising clients on ongoing management, employee policies and operation issues.
Adam Stapen, Attorney
Mr. Stapen concentrates his practice primarily in federal and state alcoholic beverage licensing, hospitality law, real estate and related commercial matters. He represents distilleries, rectifiers, breweries, wineries, importers, wholesalers, hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs, golf courses, convenience stores and retail liquor stores throughout the State of Colorado in securing and protecting their liquor licenses, navigating regulatory and land use issues, in the negotiation and drafting of commercial and real estate transactions, and in the purchase/sale of their businesses.
Haylee Powers, Branding
Your brand is not your logo design. Your brand is compelling perception, an emotional experience, a story, and a gut feeling. Brand strategists have studied neuroscience and psychology to create a deeper understanding of how the brain works as it relates to brands we love. At Romeo, Haylee crafts the ideas of chefs and entrepreneurs and turns them into thoughtful and effective brands. She conceptualizes, differentiates and positions profitable hospitality brands in the marketplace and works with brand strategy and design for taprooms, breweries and all types of restaurants and hospitality concepts. She helps Restaurant Consulting Services, Inc. clients with branding from concept to completion - ensuring that your brand is consistently differentiated and meaningful.
Phil Kubat, Transworld Commercial Real Estate
Phil Kubat is the Principal & Managing Broker of Transworld Commercial Real Estate, a commercial real estate brokerage firm in Colorado. Under Kubat’s leadership and 15+ years of experience, stemming from roles at Transworld Commercial Real Estate (TCRE), Covenant Property Group, and CoStar, TCRE will serve as a strategic partner to clients for their commercial real estate acquisition and disposition needs. Phil specializes in Leasing & Listing Sales Representation; Tenant & Buyer Representation; Corporate, Franchise & Franchisee Location Services; Co-Brokering with Franchise & National Firms; and Office, Industrial/Flex & Retail Site Selection. As a commercial agent, Phil is responsible for providing clients with a streamlined and unparalleled service experience while providing high level strategic, advisory services.
Melissa Woo-Allen, Attorney in intellectual property, trademarks and licensing
Melissa has counseled individuals and companies of all sizes with protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including, trademark, copyrights and right of publicity. Melissa has also counseled individuals and companies with respect to various other corporate transactional needs, including, drafting and negotiating contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, license agreements for trademarks, copyrights, and software usage, terms and conditions, and vendor agreements. She handles the IP needs for several Restaurant Consulting Services clients.
Curtis Corrado, CIC, Insurance Services
Farmers Insurance is the top insurer of restaurant businesses nationwide and Corrado Insurance Agency can handle any type of insurance you may need including workers comp, liquor liability, comprehensive business insurance coverage and much more. As a Presidents Council Agency for 12 straight years we are recognized as one of the best offices in the country at Farmers Insurance. We have 10 licensed staff people and 25 years of experience serving customers all over Colorado and are licensed in 6 other states. We have the knowledge and experience to help you better understand your coverage options--whether that's auto, home, renters, business insurance and even with your personal needs as well. We are proud to be a preferred provider for Restaurant Consulting Services, Inc. clients.
Robert McLaren, Tundra Restaurant Supply
With over 30 years of experience providing foodservice design and equipment sales to clients throughout the Denver metro area as well as the United States, Bob joined Tundra in 2012 when his company, Superior Commercial Kitchens (1997) was acquired. Bob is a Certified Food Service Professional (CFSP), as recognized by the National Association of Food Service Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM). He has experience with both new construction and remodel projects in various segments of the industry including long-term health care, hospitality, educational facilities, and new restaurant concepts. He is a dedicated design consultant, working with customers during conceptual design and following projects through to opening day. When not in the office or on a job site, you can find Bob skiing the beautiful slopes of northern Colorado or deep sea fishing.
Restaurant Consulting Services, Inc. is proud to offer our clients one of the strongest advisory teams in the country. Some of the people listed above provide outside, third-party functions that Restaurant Consulting Services (RCSI) may not directly provide or be responsible for, such as brokerage, legal or insurance. If you would like to contact any of the people listed above, kindly send us a quick note and we are happy to provide their contact information.
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