Innovation Forum Speaker

Michael "Schatzy" Schatzberg

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
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Branded Hospitality Ventures

Schatzy is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Branded Hospitality Ventures.

He has over 35 years of marketing, brand development, management, business development and hospitality experience. Schatzy started working at Duke’s in 1995. He went on to turn a single concept restaurant into a multi-unit Hospitality Group -opening a second Duke’s location in Manhattan, and re-branding Big Daddy’s from a 1969 soda shop into a twist on the classic American diner.
Schatzy has developed, grown, and managed 6 hospitality concepts and advises over 22 restaurants in NYC. He is a founding member of the NYC Hospitality Alliance, a Member of the New York State Restaurant Association and a Mentor for Techstars Farm to Fork.

As a hospitality subject matter expert, Schatzy has been featured in Hospitality Technology Magazine, Food Business News, The Wall Street Journal, NBC and CBS and others. He is also the co-host of the Hospitality Hangout, a Hit Industry Podcast.