Vin McCann studied at Bucknell University and Fordham Law School and has spent most of his career as a small-chain executive, focused on growth companies. In the 1980s after several years of running his own businesses, he became Director of Operations for American Hospitality, a NYC fine-dining restaurant company. Subsequently he joined the largest multi-concept franchisee in the country, National Restaurant Management, as Director of Special Projects and within two years became the company's Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure, he grew the company to double its size. In 1992, he became executive vice president of Specialty Restaurant Company, a California-based company. McCann handled all restaurants east of the Mississippi. Subsequently he served as Executive Vice-President of the Boulder Creek Steakhouse Group and grew the company from a mix 6 premium value and up-market steakhouses to 17 units. Vin has managed restaurant operations ranging from $500,000 to $400 million in annual revenue. Presently he teaches in the ICE Culinary Management Program and consults on a variety of restaurant projects.