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Eric Martino is the new president of Mina Group

Mina Group names former José Andrés group executive Eric Martino president

The restaurant industry veteran also worked for Carrabba’s and MStreet Entertainment Group

Eric Martino a veteran of José Andrés’s restaurant group, has been named president of Mina Group, the San Francisco-based company of chef and restaurateur Michael Mina.

He officially started on Monday, July 17, and is working closely with Mina and CEO Jason Himber, the company, which mostly partners with hotels to operate a variety of different restaurant concepts, said in a release.

Most recently Martino spent six years as the José Andrés Group’s chief operating officer overseeing more than 30 restaurants in nine countries, and a team of more than 2,000 employees with more than $275 million in revenue. During that time he oversaw hotel partnership agreements with the Conrad Hotel in Los Angeles and The Ritz-Carlton Nomad in New York City, as well as the opening of Mercado Little Spain, a multi-concept food hall at Hudson Yard’s in New York City.

Martino started his career working through the ranks of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, where he was trained as a chef before moving on to be a general manager. He later became vice president of operations of MStreet Entertainment Group, based in Nashville.

Mina said in a statement that Martino’s appointment “marks an exciting chapter for Mina Group. His extensive experience in restaurant operations makes him the ideal candidate for this position, but what really sets him apart is his dedication to people. Eric is an exceptional leader with a passion for building and supporting teams, and we look forward to working together to grow our Mina Group family so that we can continue to create exceptional dining experiences for our guests."

Martino said in a statement that he was looking forward to his new job, including working with Mina and Himber.

“Mina Group has an impressive reputation, known for its culinary excellence and commitment to hospitality and I'm honored to have the opportunity to help shape its future."

The group manages more than 30 restaurants.

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