Seth Makowsky, C.E.O. and Founder of Makowsky Group, specializes in driving optimal performance and achieving world-class results. Makowsky has a deep range of client groups including Fortune 500 companies, sports teams, airports, hotels & casinos, and equity and investment firms. He’s been featured as one of Global Gaming Magazine’s “Top 25 People to Watch in Las Vegas” and “40 under 40 in 2016”.
Prior to opening Makowsky Group in 2014, Seth worked with Andrew Cherng, owner and founder of the 2000+ unit, Panda Restaurant Group. He was granted full autonomy with a mandate to drive same-store sales and company revenue. Success highlights included restructuring menu pricing, establishing an independent catering company, handling acquisitions, and training/employee retention review.
Restaurateur Robert Earl appointed Seth President and C.E.O. of Earl of Sandwich® in 2007. As C.E.O., Seth developed and operated several of the highest-grossing quick-service restaurants in the world. He has expertise in non-traditional brand development with top projects in Downtown Disney® Marketplace Orlando and Anaheim, Disney® Village Paris, major airports, casinos, malls, parks, and travel plazas.
Seth joined Food Systems Unlimited in 2004, a quick service restaurant group with operations in top airports, malls, and lifestyle centers throughout the United States. He led a partnership to buyout and restructure the company with leadership roles in administration, operations, construction, and leasing. The company’s revenue grew more than four times during his tenure.
Seth graduated from Goizueta Business School at Emory University. In early 2000, he started his career with The Coca-Cola Company® in Business Development. His focus was to improve profitability for emerging, regional, and national restaurant chains.
Seth Makowsky is also a US Chess Coach and trains elite professional athletes and teams on chess strategy to improve performance on the field. He serves on the Board of Directors for the LA Sports Council and Southern California Olympic Committee.