Pinstripes, Inc. announced that Rob Hense, an accomplished real estate/development executive, was named its Chief Development Officer. He will be responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the Company’s real estate site selection, design/construction and overall expansion plans, both domestically and internationally, and will be part of the Pinstripes senior leadership team and report to Dale Schwartz, Pinstripes Founder/CEO.
Hense has over 25 years of global development experience with industry-leading brands, most recently as Senior Vice President, Development of Starwood Retail Partners. Prior to joining Starwood, he was Senior Director of Real Estate and Development of Apple, Inc., and in this role was in charge of developing Apple’s retail presence and strategy in North America, South America, Australia and Japan; prior to Apple, was Vice President of Real Estate and International Development at Crate and Barrel; and prior to Crate and Barrel, was Vice President of Development at Bally Total Fitness.
"Since our formation in 2007, we have established a loyal customer base and have expanded our concept throughout the U.S. We are excited to have Rob’s extensive real estate knowledge complement our current expansion plans as we continue to scale and open iconic sites throughout the U.S. and internationally,” says Schwartz. “Rob’s experience with both entrepreneurial and industry-leading brands will be invaluable.”
Hense adds, "The Pinstripes experiential brand is ‘the right concept at the right time’, and it affords me the opportunity to combine my prior experiences and apply them to the expansion of this great concept. Having witnessed the Company’s growth since its inception ten years ago, I’m excited to join the team and scale the business as it capitalizes on the retail and societal trends in markets throughout the world.”
Pinstripes, Inc. is an experiential dining and entertainment concept featuring exceptional Italian and American cuisine, combined with bowling and bocce, private event space accommodating 20-600 people, and year-round outdoor patio space. The Company, based in Chicago, currently operates eight locations (Northbrook, South Barrington, Oak Brook and Chicago, IL; Edina, MN; Georgetown, D.C and Bethesda, MD.; and Overland Park, KS), has five definitive leases signed (Fort Worth, TX; Cleveland, OH; Houston, TX; San Mateo, CA; and Dallas, TX) and additional locations in its development pipeline.
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