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MINA Group Names Martino President

Eric Martino was named president of the MINA Group, the hospitality group founded by award-winning chef Michael Mina.

Eric Martino President MINA GroupEric MartinoMartino will work with Mina and MINA Group CEO Jason Himber to oversee restaurant operations and support growth plans for the company which has more than 30 concepts internationally.

Martino brings more than 25 years of hospitality industry experience to MINA Group, most recently acting as chief operating officer of José Andrés Group where he led operations of more than 30 restaurants across 9 international markets, per a release. During his six-year tenure under Andrés, Martino oversaw the openings of Mercado Little Spain at New York's Hudson Yards, as well as managed hotel partnership agreements with the Conrad Hotel in Los Angeles and The Ritz Carlton Nomad in New York City.

Martino began his career at Carrabba's where he was classically trained as a chef before becoming an owner and general manager, later moving on to MStreet Entertainment Group as vice president of operations.