Richard Marken

RICHARD MARKEN | FOOD & BEVERAGE

EXPERIENCE

Consultant, Innovation Golf Management Services, Kamloops, BC 2011 – Present

President, Rocket Science Hospitality, Kamloops, BC 2011 – Present

Hospitality consulting firm specializing in Hospitality operations

President, Orange Gorilla Commercial Interiors, Western Canada 2002 – Present

Design and Furnishings Company Specializing in Hospitality Properties

Managing Partner, the Noble Pig Brewhouse, Kamloops, BC 2007 – 2011

Conceptual Lead/Partner of Kamloops’ First Brewpub Concept

Director of Operation, Earls Restaurants Ltd., Budapest, Hungary 2001 – 2002

Assisted with expansion of the Earls Restaurant chain in Europe

Western Canadian Sales Manager, Avante Solutions Inc., Calgary, AB 1999 – 2001

Value added resellers of enterprise software to corporate head offices

Sales Manager, nextGeneration Solutions Inc., Calgary, AB 1998 – 1999

Oversaw large corporate account base and sales/technical team

General Manager, Joey’s Mediterranean Grill, Calgary, AB, 1997 – 1998

400 seat restaurant. Annual sales of 6 million dollars. (At this time, it was the flagship operation for both Earls  Restaurant concept and the Joey Tomato’s concept.)

Operations Quality Leader, Earls Restaurants Ltd., BC 1997 – 1998

Responsible for regional district management and operational standards

Earls Restaurants Ltd., General Manager, Prince George, BC 1991-1997

Highest Sales increase in the Earls Restaurants Ltd. 1994-1996

Earls Restaurants Ltd., Head Chef, Medicine Hat, AB 1990-1991

EDUCATION

Business Administration, UCC, Kamloops, BC 1988-1990

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Top Three Finalist, Business Person of the Year,  Kamloops Chamber of Commerce 2007
  • Volunteer Lecturer, Thompson Rivers University
  • Past President, (Business Networking International) BNI Kamloops 1st
  • Volunteer Instructor at the College of New Caledonia, Prince George
  • Past President/Member, Jaycees, Prince George

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