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Martino to Lead Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock International tapped long-time restaurant and hospitality leader Eric Martino to serve as president of its Hard Rock Cafe Division. In this role, Martino will oversee operations of the company's nearly 200 eateries around the world. Additionally, Martino will oversee Hard Rock's Retail Division globally.

Hard Rock International Martino Head ShotMartino joins Hard Rock with nearly thirty years of hospitality experience in ownership and management roles. He previously served as president of MINA Group, chef Michael Mina's restaurant management company. Martino was previously chief operating officer at José Andrés Group, overseeing a portfolio and spearheading operations across nine major international markets. Martino’s background also includes working as vice president of operations for MStreet Entertainment Group.

In 2022, Martino founded and is now Executive Chair of Culture Hospitality Group, a consulting, coaching and recruiting company providing executive coaching and operational support to hospitality professionals.