Worldwide Hospitality Solutions features a diverse group of highly-seasoned consultants.
The WHS team leverage a wealth of experience in providing assistance for everything from startups to successful operators that are ready to take their business to the next level. In addition to our full time consultants, WHS has access to the most talented experts in the industry and can add the appropriate resources to fulfill a temporary project need. Each of our full time consultants has a minimum of 10 years of operations experience.
Hap is a seasoned industry veteran with experience in a variety of disciplines critical to the restaurant business. Hap’s resume features some of the most well-known brands in the business and some of the industry’s leading icons. He has assisted with the development of over a dozen restaurant concepts and has participated in over 100 restaurant openings. Hap has been a franchise owner and played key leadership roles for a number of companies including one of the industry’s most successful restaurant organizations. His experience also includes training, marketing, human resources, information technology and all levels of operations. Hap has served on numerous panels and guest appeared at a number of industry events.
Lindy offers crucial insight and resources when it comes to determining the first rule of Real Estate: Location. A licensed real estate agent and member of the National Association of Realtors Global Business Council, she has a diverse background in marketing, public relations and sales. In addition, she’s lived and traveled extensively throughout the US and abroad, providing a global perspective and extensive network of business connections that are an asset to any project.
Before joining WHS Lindy directed several clients to our team, revealing her instinctive ability to recognize a great concept as well as to evaluate the missing elements needed to create successful and profitable ventures. Her experience combined with an innate sense of what is trending in the restaurant world make her an invaluable asset for site location and marketing.
Rick has amassed an exemplary hospitality career with a strong focus on concept and culinary development. His resume includes virtually all segments of the restaurant business as well as both catering and grocery. Rick has personally created and developed dozens of restaurant concepts with an emphasis on kitchen and bar design. Likewise, he has contributed to the operation of many of these same restaurants. He has been frequently recognized for his culinary excellence including awards from both Bon Appetite and Gourmet magazines. Rick’s expertise includes equipment selection (and subsequent bid work), vendor relations, purchasing, menu engineering and restaurant operations.
Ken is an award-winning and published registered architect. His projects are diverse and include prototype development and projects for national chain restaurants and c-stores, private clubs, office buildings, retail stores and historic preservation projects including hotels. His portfolio reads like a Who’s Who including TGI Friday’s, Houlihan’s, Dave & Busters, Rib Crib, Holiday Inn, Quick Trip and Wal-Mart to name just a few. Ken viewseach project as a unique opportunity to integrate the client’s needs, the environment, and budgetary concerns. He examines the operational and philosophical goals of a project before creating a design to enhance the comfort, well-being, productivity and aesthetics for each projects specific needs. Ken’s experience also includes concept planning, project management, site feasibility and interior design.
Ward is well known as a turnaround specialist and has a history of working with great brands. He has demonstrated his talent in a variety of restaurant settings including serving as CEO for 2 Sun Capital restaurant companies. Ward brings 40 years of experience in managing brands and developing markets in the US and overseas. His background includes a heavy emphasis on franchising including overseeing worldwide franchise development for a major Dallas-based restaurant company. Ward has a history of working with great brands and his broad experience includes oversight of International Franchise Sales, International Operations, Domestic Operations, Concept Development, Supply Chain Management and Brand R & D. He has also served on a number of industry panels and has been a featured speaker at numerous hospitality conferences.