Promoted Senior VP - Restaurants & Bars
At Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC in San Francisco - CA, USA
As senior vice president of restaurants and bars, Lin oversees nearly 70 restaurants,
bars and lounges at Kimpton hotels across the United States and manages all aspects
of restaurant operations, including financial performance, overall profitability and
concept development of new restaurants and bars.
James first joined Kimpton in 2004 and held a number of ascending financial roles
including area director of revenue management, director of corporate finance and
development and vice president of asset management before leaving Kimpton in 2010
to pursue his passion for the restaurant and nightlife world as COO and CFO at Ozumo
Concepts International (OCI) in San Francisco. During his time at OCI, James was
responsible for operations, finance, accounting, development, construction, investor
relations and brand strategy. Over a two-year period, James oversaw significant growth,
increasing the portfolio from two to seven restaurants and doubling portfolio revenues.
James returned to Kimpton in 2012, as a senior vice president and treasurer, and has
worked closely with members of the restaurant division to help evolve the company's
strategic approach to food and beverage programming and experience in the day and
nightlife arena in multiple markets prior to assuming this role.