What We're Serving Up
The Restaurant Guy (Michael Schatzberg) and The Finance Guy (Jimmy Frischling) are the personalities behind Branded Strategic Hospitality. Together they connect hospitality, technology, innovation, and capital.
In the podcast, The Restaurant Guy and The Finance Guy chat with top CEOS & Founders exploring exciting trends, happenings, and breakthroughs in hospitality technology, innovation, and food & beverage. This is not just your average trade publication come to life. Schatzy and Jimmy bring their gregarious and entertaining personalities in every episode.
The Restaurant Guy
Michael "Shatzy" Schatzberg
Michael “Schatzy” Schatzberg is an entrepreneur and expert strategist and marketer. With over 25+ years of restaurant ownership and operational experience, he is the Managing Director for Branded Restaurants. Michael is an active board member and advisory board member at various tech companies. He has been active in hospitality technology investment and advisory services for over 5 years and attended Boston University.
The Finance Guy
Jimmy Frischling is an entrepreneur and experienced finance professional with over 3 decades in the financial services, capital markets and hospitality industries. He is a board member at a number of Branded’s Portfolio Companies including Blanket; Brizo Foodmetrics; Copia; Cut+Dry; Incentivio; Minnow; Ovation; Simple Marketplace; Spendgo; TapRm; Targetable; and Usual Wines. Jimmy holds his Series 79, 7, 24 and 63 licenses with FINRA, a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.