Sage Restaurant Group—the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful, and locally-tailored food and beverage experiences—announced a major new hire and several internal promotions as the company expands its corporate leadership team and continues to grow nationally.

“We are extremely grateful to welcome these talented individuals as they expand upon their skills,” says SRG Co-Founder Peter Karpinski. “The ability to capture and capitalize on others’ passions and create conditions in which people can excel—that’s what motivates us.”

Brent Berkowitz, Senior Vice President of Operations

Berkowitz joins SRG to uphold operational excellence not only for the company as a whole, but within each restaurant concept across the country, while specializing in curating guest experience and maximizing revenue

Gourav Patel, Senior Vice President of Finance

Formerly the Divisional Vice President of Finance, Patel steps into his new role to determine opportunities to drive profitability, provide F&B teams with business intelligence, model investment underwriting and more

Jessica Werner, Senior Vice President of Growth & Business Development

In her new role, Werner oversees and leads all operational aspects of new business development, investment, acquisition, and transitions for SRG

Meaghan Goedde, Senior Vice President of People Resources

Goedde is responsible for implementing the leadership brand strategy for SRG, executing training strategies and attracting and developing talent

Rik Reinhardt, Senior Manager of Property Technology and Lauren LaFortune, Restaurant Systems Analyst

Both Reinhardt and LaFortune are tasked with project management and development, budget creation, vendor management, and more as it relates to hospitality information technology and telecommunications

As Sage Restaurant Group invests in this roster of outstanding talent and continues to grow, its leadership team leads the charge as innovators in brand creation and ownership, real estate development, and placemaking. SRG strives to develop groundbreaking properties in emerging markets, recently introducing a new concept to Fort Collins, CO in December, The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market, to national acclaim. A second location of the restaurant-meets-retail market hybrid opens this spring in Savannah, Georgia, and diners can expect to see even more exciting new SRG concepts in 2018 and beyond.

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