Education MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATED FALL 2009 East Lansing, MI BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, GEOGRAPHY (URBAN PLANNING) Experience RITZ CARLTON JULY 2018-PRESENT CHARLOTTE, NC CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF BEVERAGE OPERATIONS -Looking for a team more committed to shaping the hospitality industry. PITCHFORK PRETTY MARCH 2017-JULY 2018 AUSTIN, TX BEVERAGE DIRECTOR -Opened & developed exemplary training standards through a multifaceted approach that engaged visual, auditory, and physical learners with a complete understanding of the science of taste. Currently rated 2nd best Austin restaurant by state newspaper. -Designed & delivered 192% of projected specialty-cocktail sales going into year 1 of being open. Accounting for 20.3% of total restaurant revenue. -Delivered a wine program with cost at 27%, while maintaining a very high perceived value, as reviewed by our customers. GIRL & THE GOAT JUNE 2014-SEPTEMBER 2016 CHICAGO, IL BARTENDER -Collaborated with James Beard Award winning, Iron Chef, Stephanie Izard; helped lead an amazing team which shattered revenue records moving into year 6 of being open. -Individually responsible for over $500,000 in sales, year over year. -Created unique, seasonal cocktails. THE PUMP ROOM – A JEAN GEORGES RESTAURANT MARCH 2013-JUNE 2014 CHICAGO, IL BARTENDER -Implemented creative video solutions for enhanced training and marketing. -Introduced program to increase food sales at the bar; year over year growth of 230%. THE LOUNGE AT MARRIOTT CITY CENTER NOVEMBER 2009-OCT. 2012 DENVER, CO BARTENDER -Identi?ed slow movers and introduced new products based on analysis of consumption and sales, resulted in an 18% increase in wine sales from 2010 to 2011.Ryan P. Nolen720-215-5053 2017 Central Ave Apt 1220, Charlotte, NC 28205 Career Summary An adept critical thinker; capable of assembling aggregate to form viable solutions that provide for growth and ef?ciency. Seeking an extraordinary team who only accepts industry-leading objectives.