Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2015
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants announced today the appointment of John Inserra as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, effective this fall. John will guide the company’s operations as Cooper’s Hawk continues to undergo robust expansion. John will be reporting directly to Cooper’s Hawk’s Founder & CEO, Tim McEnery.
Throughout his career, John has held senior leadership positions in upscale hospitality brands corporations including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, and most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of The ONE Group, leading the international restaurant brand, STK. “John is an exceptionally talented hospitality executive. I am honored that John is joining Cooper’s Hawk in this capacity, and we are looking forward to working with him. He will make outstanding contributions as we continue to build our growing company,” says Tim McEnery.
“I have greatly admired following the success of Cooper’s Hawk over the past years and it’s a privilege to step into this role. I am excited for the opportunity to join such an amazing brand and I look forward in working closely with the dynamic team Tim has assembled to build Cooper’s Hawk future, innovation, and expansion,” says John.
John is a graduate of Cornell University and lives in the Chicago area with his wife and three sons. As a Chicago native, John has served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and was on the inaugural board for Got2Run, a non-profit organization aimed at health and wellness programs for students.
ABOUT COOPER’S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANTS
Redefining the modern casual dining experience, Cooper’s Hawk is a unique combination of restaurant, winery, Napa-style tasting room, and artisanal retail market. The concept partners with some of the best grape growers in the world to craft the award-winning Cooper’s Hawk wine collection. Additionally, Cooper’s Hawk is home to one of the country’s largest Wine Clubs, a life-style driven monthly affiliation offering exclusive wines, events, and privileges. Helmed by CEO and Founder Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk was first uncorked in Orland Park, Illinois in 2005.
Operations have since expanded to nineteen locations throughout Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin, with three additional units slated for construction through early 2016. Cooper’s Hawk has received accolades such as ‘Breakout Brand’ and ‘Hot Concept’ by Nation’s Restaurant News. In 2014, the concept was profiled by the Wall Street Journal and Tim McEnery was named Ernst & Young’s ‘Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year.’
Media Contact: Jill Giacomino | Marketing Specialist | jgiacomino(at)chwinery(dot)com