Hadi Monavar Brings More Than 20 Years of Event Hospitality Expertise
Centerplate, America’s leading event hospitality partner to the country’s top sports stadiums, entertainment venues and convention centers, announced today that it has appointed Hadi Monavar as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. With more than 20 years of experience across Centerplate’s multi-faceted businesses, Monavar brings both the experience and expertise to continue Centerplate’s strong business relationships and robust financial success. In his former position as Centerplate’s Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, Monavar was instrumental in guiding Centerplate’s investment strategy, business development and facility design activities.
“Hadi is a true visionary with an unmatched knowledge of the event hospitality industry and I have complete confidence that he will exceed even our high expectations in the role of Chief Financial Officer,” says Centerplate President and CEO Des Hague. “From business strategy, to financial expertise, Hadi brings the ideal skill set to continue Centerplate’s explosive growth and innovation.”
“The Centerplate Way is revolutionizing the event hospitality industry, and I’m proud to play a part in taking Centerplate to the next level, while helping our clients exceed their business goals,” Monavar said.
His professional affiliations include membership in the National Restaurant Association and the National Association of Concessionaires. Hadi Monavar’s selection as Chief Financial Office follows the departure of Centerplate’s former CFO, Kevin McNamara.
Centerplate crafts and delivers “Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results.” in over 250 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America – annually serving over 100 million guests. Centerplate has provided event hospitality services to 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 21 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. Last year, the company was named the fastest growing restaurant/ hospitality group in the country by Nation’s Restaurant News. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com.