Pat Hart is a partner and the Chief Operating Officer with Trifecta Management Group overseeing all aspects of day-to-day operations. He is also involved in project management, concept development, design and development, revenue growth, food and beverage, research, technology, training, human resources and finance and accounting. He has also led the opening of over 60 restaurants and location-based entertainment centers domestically and 6 locations internationally.
Hart has an extensive business background that includes strategic planning, idea generation, brand expansion, international business, new experience development, operations and investor relations.
Prior to Trifecta, Pat was the Executive Vice President of Operations for GameWorks, responsible for all operational aspects of the business including concept development, food and beverage, training and development, technical operations, group sales and game and attractions. Hart’s intuitive knowledge of the business was instrumental in the evolutionary development of GameWorks and Sega Entertainment from its prototype to a world-class entertainment destination. Pat was also the key U.S. senior management liaison with the Japanese ownership and executives with Sega Sammy based in Tokyo.
During his 15 years with GameWorks and Sega he was instrumental in developing the new restaurant and bar concepts for Jax Grill, Arena Sports Bar and Grill and World Sports Grille and was responsible for converting chosen locations into the new concepts, ensuring continuity in the menu, food, drinks and aesthetics and design of each property.
As the company continued to extend the franchise into other countries, he spearheaded research and development for ambitious international growth and worked closely with international franchisees to develop entertainment experiences and food and drink menus, tailored to regional flavor profiles and lead all international openings.
Hart spent the early part of his career in executive and multi-unit capacities in the restaurant industry with companies such as Marie Callender’s and Famous Restaurants.