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Ryan Esko

Smokey Bones
CEO

Ryan has led multiple companies to record profits as a CEO and President.  He  has a very consistent track record of driving sales through marketing initiatives, and ensuring that the profits fall to the bottom line by improving margins and maintaining efficient cost structures.

Ryan has led multiple retail businesses that specialize in restuarants and bars, high-fashion apparel and retail.  These businesses have ranged from $175 Million to $1Billion in sales.  He is the CEO of Smokey Bones, a restaurant and bar with 67 locations and 4,000 employees.  He also is an advisor to the Board at Bar Louie, Restaurants Unlimited,  and a Director on the  public board of VINCE, a high fashion apparel business.

Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and has completed the Executive Scholar Program in General Management from the Kellogg School of Management of  Northwestern University.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, March 29
 

12:00pm