Search

NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?


Featured NativeAdVantage:

Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur

 

Featured NativeAdVice:

Shai Reshef: Founder of University of the People

Paul D'Arcy: SVP of Indeed

Susan Hatje: GM of Mandarin Oriental, NY

Dan Laufer: Co-Founder of RentLingo

Hilary Laney: President of Tri-Digital

Greg Marsh: Co-Founder of onefinestay

Omar Qari: Co-Founder of Abacus

Gabriell Weinberg: Founder of DuckDuckGo

Stacy Rauen: E-I-C of Hospitality Design Mag

Jon Gray: CRO of HomeAway

Joe Speiser: Co-Founder of LittleThings.com

Ben McKean: Co-Founder of HungryRoot

John Boiler: Founder/CEO of 72andSunny

Wayne Pacelle: CEO of The Humane Society of the US

Tom Guay: GM at The Sagamore Resort

Dr. Alejandro Junger: Founder of The Clean Program

Rob Flaherty: CEO of Ketchum

Neil Thanedar: Founder/CEO of LabDoor

Andy Grinsfelder: VP of Sales/Marketing, Delaware North Resorts

Laura Frerer-Schmidt: VP/Publisher of Women's Health

Avi Steinlauf: CEO of Edmunds.com

Kathy Bloomgarden: CEO of Ruder Finn

Gabriel Flateman: Co-Founder/CTO of Casper

Mark Bartels: CEO of StumbleUpon

Bill Hagelstein: President/CEO of RPA

Adam Singolda: Founder/CEO of Taboola

Jonathan Plutzik: Proprietor of The Betsy-South Beach

Jessica Scorpio: Founder/VP of Marketing at GetAround

Ralph McRae: CEO of Leading Brands

Warren Berger: Bestselling Author

Liz Kaplow: Founder/CEO of Kaplow Communications

Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

Val Difebo: CEO of Deutsch NY

Guido Polito: CEO of Baglioni Hotels

Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

Oscar Farinetti: Founder of Eataly

Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

Zach Erdem: Proprietor of 75 Main

Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

Alexis Gelburd-Kimler: Proprietor of West Bridge

Elie Georges: Proprietor of Hotel San Regis

Kalen Caughey: Founder o VOKE Tab

Michael Friedenberg: CEO of IDG

Donna Karan: Founder of DKNY

Edward Nardoza: Editor-in-Chief of WWD

Scott Dadich: Editor-in-Chief of Wired

Rhona Murphy: Former CEO of The Daily Beast

David J. Pecker: CEO of American Media

Lilian Roten: VP of Swissotel Hotels

Kenny Dichter: Founder/CEO of Wheels Up

Joshua Tetrick: Founder/CEO of Hampton Creek

Paul James: Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection

Dr. James Wagner: President of Emory University

Amy Thompson: President of ATM Artists & Management

Neil Gillis: President of Round Hill Music

Brett Matteson: President of Columbia Hospitality

Jonathan Reckford: CEO of Habitat For Humanity

Phil Harrison: President/CEO of Perkins+Will

Chef Bill Telepan

Tony Horton: Founder of P90X

Beth Weissenberger: Co-Founder of The Handel Group

Michael Fertik: Founder/CEO of Reputation.com

Dana Cowin: Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine

Bob Proctor: Chairman of Proctor/Gallagher Institute

Dennis Turcinovic: Owner of Delmonicos

Vittorio Assaf: Co-Founder of Serafina Restaurant Group

Shafqat Islam: Co-Founder of Newscred

Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

Caleb Merkl: Co-Founder of Maple

Candy Argondizza: VP of Culinary at ICC

Neil Sazant: President of The Sagamore

Matt Straz: Founder/CEO of Namely

Terry Couglin: Managing Partner of Marta/Maialino

Andrei Cherny: Co-Founder/CEO of Aspiration

Ronen Nissenbaum: Managing Director of Waldorf Astoria NY

Patrick Godfrey: President of Godfrey Q

Sarah Berman: Founder/President of The Berman Group

Michael Schwartz: Owner of Genuine Hospitality Group

Stephan Aarstol: Founder/CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Peter Shaindlin: COO of Halekulani Corp.

August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

« Tim Dunn: Founder of Emotional Escapes | Main | Megan Gunderson: Winemaker at WALT »
Friday
May292015

Richie Cardona: General Manager of Cantina Rooftop

27-year old Richie Cardona was raised in Long Island by his beloved, Salvadorian parents. Cardona’s start in the hospitality industry can be traced back to his childhood, influenced by his Celebrity Chef, father.  Following in his father's footsteps, Cardona began his flourishing career in the restaurant industry at an early age.  The restaurant that got his foot in the door was Calle Ocho. From there, Cardona went on to earn a degree in Accounting.  After gaining operations experience from his post-grad work at an accounting firm, Richie Cardona decided to get back to his roots. He made the decision to pursue a hospitality degree. At the young age of 21, Cardona was already working as the General Manager at Hudson River Café in Harlem.  Cardona also played a major role in his father’s renowned catering business: Cardona Catering. The family business boomed with Richie's help and gained celebrity clients including Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Preston Bailey, the New York Yankees and the New York Knicks.  Soon after, Richie and a close friend opened a high-profile event group called Lifestyle Event Group.  This success in the event production world made complete sense if one is acquainted it to Richie’s personality.  Ever since High School, Richie Cardona was the man with the plan. He was typically the leader of the pack amongst his group of friends because he harvested the knowledge of neighborhood hot spots and providing a wow experience.

After dabbling in the event planning industry, Richie went on to become the General Manager at Sazon in Tribeca. He raised gross sales at the restaurant exponentially in just a year's time.  At the same time, he also aided in the opening of Sombrero. It’s hard to believe that someone of 27 years of age already accomplished so much, but the list doesn’t stop there. Now, as the General Manager of new hot-spot, Cantina Rooftop, Cardona is striving to take the restaurant and lounge to a whole new level of prosperity. Richie’s plans for the new rooftop include an innovative new brunch experience, delivery service, year-round rooftop dining in addition to mixology and guacamole making classes. Some advice from Cardona: “Never to give up. Always follow your gut. And know that you get to live another day.”  For Richie Cardona, the sky's the limit.

What’s Your NativeAdVantage:

What do you do best?

Restaurant Management.  I grew up being immersed in the hospitality industry since my father is a noted chef and I learned the ropes from him and now know how to manage and operate a successful restaurant.

What makes you the best?

Personality, no matter how crazy I maybe I always smile :)

What are your aspirations?

Exceeding every guests expectations and creating that WOW experience.

Favorite:

Motto:

"You will never influence the world by trying to be like it"

People:

Stephen Starr, Preston Bailey, Chef Ricardo Cardona (Father), FAMILY  

Places:

"Thailand and El Salvador"

Products:

Mrs Meyers Products, Votivo Candles, Tod's Shoes, and my favorite type of wine, Pinot Noir

Passions:

Traveling, tasting and experiencing new concepts and cuisines.

http://www.cantinarooftop.com/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=654531474618066&fref=ts

https://twitter.com/cantinarooftop

https://instagram.com/cantinarooftop

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.