Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants announced Thursday 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 and CEO, Tim McEnery.
Throughout his career, John has held senior leadership positions in upscale hospitality brands 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.” McEnery says.
“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,” Inserra says.
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.