Raised in a home where his father was a chef, Mike has been exposed to the restaurant industry all of his life.
Working for Fridays in the early eighties, Mike earned his way to Kitchen Manager by the age of 21. Later in his career, he traveled the country opening restaurants in Texas, New York, and New Jersey, eventually opening the first location within a Hotel setting in downtown Indianapolis. This new Friday’s location served breakfast, provided room service and leveraged eight banquet rooms to enhance their six million dollar annual sales.
After these successes, Mike was recruited by Applebee’s, where he opened units as a Kitchen Manager and General Manager, ultimately rising to District Manager. In the late nineties, Mike served as Director of Operations for Landry’s, overseeing markets throughout the Midwest from Kansas City to Pittsburgh. Because of his extensive exposure in these varied markets, Mike brings a competitive advantage to both candidates and client companies.
Mike lives in his hometown of Indianapolis with his wife, Caroline, and his three sons David, Jake and Josh. Mike is a big Colts, Pacers and Reds fan and he enjoys playing golf, tennis and any other activity that involves competition. Mike looks forward to family vacations in northern Michigan during the summer, and migrating to Longboat Key, Florida every March. He and his family are passionate about their pets that include rescued Greyhounds.
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I would 100% recommend RossI cannot begin to thank Ross and Karen enough! without the two of them I wouldn't have even known about the position! The interview process was quick, easy and simple. After only a short week I was in a position I knew I was going to love forever and it was all thanks to them! Ross has been so good about following up with me even after being hired, asking how my experience has been, what hours I'm working etc. and to top it all off Ross even sent me a gift card thanking me for working with him. I would 100% recommend Ross to anyone looking for a career in the industry!Cheers,Bayley FerreiraI would 100% recommend Ross