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Meet our Management Team

Our team is comprised of talented and highly successful restaurant centric professionals. We believe that people are the source of our strength. Our team members are the best in the industry and have proven track records with Global Brands.

Marc Brown


Marc Brown has 37 years’ experience in the restaurant industry and currently serves as President of 23 Restaurant Services.

Marc’s inspiration and passion for creating unique guest experiences and high-quality food and service has shaped the vision for the culture of the company.

Billy Diamond

Executive VP of Operations

Billy Diamond joined 23 Restaurant Services in 2016. His experience includes restaurants, country clubs, and most recently over 20 years as a high-level Regional Partner with Ruby Tuesday Inc.

Billy is a result driven leader with a reputation for integrity, people development, high standards and improving operating efficiency.

Jeff Gabriel

VP of Strategy

Jeff Gabriel joined 23RS in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing and directing all strategic projects for our restaurant concepts.

Responsible for the future growth of our concepts through technology, systems, and processes; Jeff adds a wealth of experience and knowledge with over 20 years of experience.

Teresa McNamara

VP of Accounting

Teresa joined the company in 2017 and has over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry. She joined us from Bloomin’ Brands where she was on the Executive Finance Team responsible for domestic and international growth. Most recently she served as Director of International Finance where she developed and executed processes as well as managing the short and long-term planning and forecasting activities for the $600,000,000 international division operating 200-plus restaurants in 20 countries.


Director of Business Systems and Analytics

Tyler Williams joined our team in 2017 as a staff accountant and has since advanced to a director role within the company. With over 9 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Tyler provides the data analytics that empowers our leadership and operators to make great decisions. He also manages many of our business systems to ensure the success of those systems across accounting and operations.


Director of Marketing

Lisa joined the company in 2022 with over 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry. She came from Bloomin’ Brands, where she had a variety of roles in the marketing function, primarily for Outback Steakhouse. She focuses on the future growth of our concepts through strategic and creative brand marketing.


Director of New Restaurant Openings

Jennifer Paci has been in the role of Director of New Restaurant Openings since June 2013. She offers over 27 years’ cumulative experience as a Director of Operations, General Manager, Culinary Manager, Bar Manager and Service Manager. Her experience includes supervising all bar and kitchen activities, menu development, training, and all related operational functions. In addition, she has successfully opened over 23 locations under 23 Restaurant Services and over 57 throughout her career.


Business Sales Manager

Starting in 2018 as a General Manager at Ford’s Garage, Megan quickly expanded her role by becoming District Partner of our Emerging Brands. Recently, she took on a brand-new role that will be critical to driving sales in a new revenue center.

Ron Marth

District Partner


District Partner

Matt joined 23RS in 2022 with 23 years of restaurant operations experience at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, including time as a Junior Venture Partner.


Regional VP of Operations

Manny joined the company in 2022 with over 20 years as a leader in the hospitality industry. His roles of had a broad spectrum in the operational space including budget administration, efficiencies, cost and quality control and safety compliance.


Director of Construction

Yunus Rassoull joined the company in 2016 and has held a variety of operating roles including Managing Partner and District Partner. Since 2021 he has held the position of Director of Construction in which he is responsible for coordinating the Design, Development & Construction of our growing brands.

Marie King

Director of Beverage

Marie King is an internationally-recognized rum and tropical cocktail specialist with 30+ years in hospitality and joined the company in 2023. Most recently she was the Beverage Director for Tonga Hut, Los Angeles’s oldest Tiki Bar, with locations in LA and Palm Springs.


Director of Information Systems & Support

Mike has been a part of the 23 Restaurant Services team for more than 7 years. Starting as a Kitchen Manager at our Tampa Yeoman’s location, he worked his way through several roles and ultimately landed in Information Services.

Scott Gerhardt

Director of Investor Relations

Scott Gerhardt joined 23 Restaurant Services in 2023 as the Director of Investor Relations. Scott has been investing in hospitality for over 10 years; 8 of those years with 23 Restaurant concepts. This new role will develop investment strategy, raise growth capital, and enhance investor belief in the company vision. Scott has extensive background and knowledge to strategically support 23 Restaurant Services’ expansion plans.

Justin Peterson

Creative Director

Justin Peterson has been in the restaurant industry for over 15 years, working for such brands as Tijuana Flats and Jeremiah's Italian Ice, and has been part of the 23 Restaurant Services team since 2016.

He brings his unique artistic background to 23 Restaurants as Creative Director, guiding our brands with a cohesive look and feel, and helping create one-of-a-kind immersive experiences in our locations.

Natalie Gianetti


Natalie has been in the hospitality industry with multi-unit restaurant and hotel companies in a variety of accounting and controller roles for over 20 years.

Amanda Mcnorrill

District Partner

George Weeks

District Partner