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John W. Hall, III

7305 Du Monde Place, Pensacola Florida 32505 Phone: 850-585-4051 Email:

I am a professional 41 year old hospitality manager with over 20 years of diverse experience in food and beverage, night clubs, private clubs and retail. I have a strong focus on project management, operational management, start-ups, strategic business planning, P& L analysis and budgeting, turnarounds, web site development, market analysis and development, advertising & marketing, corporate training, team building & leadership. Education: BBA Marketing, Ohio University, 1988 Master of Science, Hotel Restaurant Management, Florida International University, Miami 1990 Pensacola, Destin, Cleveland, Miami, Washington, D.C., Springfield Virginia, Cincinnati, Athens Ohio, Detroit, Rome Italy

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October 2005 – Present Founder, SAGE MANAGEMENT Hospitality and Retail Consultant Provide full service hospitality and project management Developed an intranet software system that helps businesses stay in contact with their team members; Tools such as: virtual MOD Reports, web-based document libraries, message boards, virtual meeting planners, work force management modules, and training modules. Projects: See list of projects on 2004 – Sept. 2005 Managing Partner, Director of Operations Emerald Coast Restaurant Group, LLC, Destin, Florida Formed a multi conceptual restaurant group to manage, direct, consult, operate and grow hospitality related businesses. Served as Project Manager and was the primary liaison between the design firm, general contractor, all vendors, and partners. Negotiated leases for new ventures Standardized client operations by developing internet based communication interfaces and organizational tools that can be accessed from a central web-based server. Developed state-of-art custom catering software that enhanced sales and improved efficiency. Hired, trained and developed managers on sales and service. Wrote and implemented all the restaurants’ training materials for all managerial and line positions Developed Website Partnership Interests: Harbor Grille, LLC, Destin ( Beachwalk, Inc. Crystal Beach, Destin ( (Florida Trends Top 25 Restaurants, DiRoNA, Best of the Emerald Coast) Beachwalk Events, LLC, Destin Beachwalk Blue Mountain Beach, LLC 2001 - 2005 Founder and Co-owner, Vessie b. Inc., and Sole Mate Started this junior fashion apparel and shoe concept; built seven stores located in three states throughout the South East in 18 months. Secured $1.2 million in financing with virtually no collateral Raised $970,000 in tenant allowances from landlords Negotiated and Secured all Leases Designed stores, sourced all FFE and built each commercial retail outlet Set up all accounting, infrastructure and operational systems Produced and coordinated all marketing, advertising, photography and print work in 5 different markets. This included the use of direct email marketing, radio, print, and guerilla/niche marketing. 2002 – Spring Break Fashionably Loud with MTV and All American Rejects. Coordinated all the models with fashion solely from vessie b. for this nationally televised event.

Resume for John Hall
1999-2001 Director of Operations Surfside Ventures and The Boardwalk, Okaloosa Island, Florida Situated on the largest stretch of public beach on the Gulf side of Okaloosa Island, The Boardwalk is located on the 22-acre Beasley Wayside Park which includes, a 400-seat restaurant, a 14,000 sf beach night club, a 6,000 sf dueling piano bar, children's playground, showers, picnic pavilions and beach volleyball. Implemented the refurbishment of this state park, oversaw the tenant leasing, and maintained the public areas of the park per our lease obligations. Surfside Ventures Director of all operations including but not limited to, marketing, budgeting, accounting, POS / FFE Procurement and implementation, HRM, and training & development for each of the locations below at The Boardwalk: Howl at the Moon (Co-owner) ( Responsible for bringing this dueling piano, rock-nroll show to the Gulf Coast. Assisted in the construction and development of this 6,000 sf piano club. The Swamp ( developed this 14,000 sf beach club. Featuring the largest stage on the Emerald Coast, The Swamp boasts numerous national and regional acts such as Creed, Dirks Bentley, 7 Mary 3, Alter Bridge, Sugar Ray, Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Papa Roach, and Seven Dust. The Crab Trap 12,000 square foot, 400 seat, family style, gulf front, seafood restaurant 1997-1999 Director of Operations Harbor Restaurant Group, Destin Florida Responsible for the all Front of the house operations, including but not limited to HRM, training and development, and all operational revenues and costs centers. Marina Café, 220 seat fine dining award winning restaurant on Destin Harbor (DiRoNA) ( Destin Chops, 140 seat, fining dining steak house on Destin Harbor (DiRoNA) Borago, 100 seat upscale Italian Restaurant 1996-1997 General Manager Chianti Tuscan Grille, Detroit, Michigan Chianti, Southfield Chianti on Main, Ann Arbor Managed both restaurants as General Manager; Each Restaurant was 250 seats of authentic, family style, Italian dining. 1994– 1996 Assistant to General Manager Select Restaurant Group, Cleveland, Ohio Top of the Town – Assistant Manager, Fine Dining 200 seat restaurant, Cleveland Pier W – Assistant Manager, Waterfront Seafood Restaurant, 250 seats, Cleveland J.B. Winberries’ – General Manager, 130 seat casual restaurant, Cincinnati 1992-1994 General Manager Capital Management and Development Club ZEI, Washington D.C. 14,000 sf, state of the art, industrial, downtown nightclub Hired as opening General Manager to launch the largest night club in Washington D.C. Responsible for all operations 1990-1992 Manager Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, Washington D.C. Chosen from over 200 applicants for direct placement into the Washington D.C. Four Seasons. This hotel holds the prestigious rating of the second best luxury hotel in the country and eight best in the world by Conde Naste. Here, John’s experience was shaped with managing the only private night club in Washington and its only Five Diamond French Restaurant. These management experiences in the service to heads of state and Hollywood’s A-List proved invaluable. Aux Beau Champs - Five diamond French Restaurant, 100 seats Club Desire – Washington’s only private night club

Computer Skills: Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project, Articulate, Constant Contact, Publisher, Adobe, Photoshop, and Corel Draw. POS Systems: Squirrel, PosiTouch, Micros, NEC and a few that are too old to mention.

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