Rick Camac is a proven brand builder and concept creator with strong leadership skills. Over a career spanning two industries (technology and hospitality), he has succeeded in launching startups as well as running large regions for billion-dollar organizations. In the restaurant industry, Rick’s primary focus has been in concept development, branding, fundraising, operations and management. Known as a tireless performer and acknowledged troubleshooter, Rick has been involved in the opening of 12 restaurants both here and abroad. He has owned two restaurants that survived 10 years or more (5 Ninth and Fatty Crab) in the New York City market. Incredibly, every restaurant that Rick has opened received a New York Times review (including a 2-star review from three different New York Times reviewers and 11 New York Times stars in total). Rick’s track record of performance is one that speaks for itself. Rick has also received the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand award for two concepts and has been a guest lecturer at several venues. He has also been a guest judge on network TV. In addition to restaurant management and operations, Rick also has significant experience at the industry level. Specifically, he was a New York City Chapter Board Member for the New York State Restaurant Association from 2012 through 2015 as well as participating at the state level by serving for two years on its Member Benefits Committee.