Chief Operating Officer
Eric Martino has over 23 years of experience in the restaurant industry and 16 years of passionately leading and developing people, creating teams, and implementing systems. Prior to working with ThinkFoodGroup, Eric was the Director of Operations for M Street Entertainment Group. In addition to leading, managing and helping operate 6 different full service concepts with the addition of an event venue, Eric helped create the company's mission statement and North Star structure.
The group consisted of over 600 employees and was voted 2016 'Best in Business' in Nashville by Nashville Business Journal. Eric was also with Carrabba's Italian Grill for over 18 years where he served in many leadership positions including a Regional Food Tech and completing his tenure as a Managing Partner for the brand. Eric is on the board of directors for Feed America First and is heavily involved in the Pro-Start Culinary Program and the Pencil Foundation. Obsessed with creating great company culture, he is very driven to make a positive impact in the community and the people surrounding it.