Michael is a Principal with Corner Table Restaurants having partnered with restaurateurs Jeffrey Lefcourt and Glenn Harris to grow the successful casual American Brasserie, The Smith into a national brand.Prior to joining Corner Table Restaurants, Michael was the Managing Partner of J3 Consulting Group, a firm focused on growth strategies, business improvement and systems optimization within the hospitality and retail industries. Michael’s clients included many well-known restaurant and hotel operators. Michael previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer with B.R. Guest Restaurants and founder Stephen Hanson for nearly ten years and helped grow their collection of well-known restaurants into one of the premier multi concept operators in the country. Michael was instrumental in positioning the company for sale to Starwood Capital.Michael served as President of Starr Restaurant Group, leading all strategic development for STARR restaurants in New York, Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Florida. Michael also served as President of Crunch, a leading national fitness company within the portfolio of Angelo Gordon and Co. whose brand focused on the intersection of where entertainment meets fitness.Michael is active as an advisory and/or Board role to several hospitality and technology companies as well as a business advisor for private equity transactions.