Founder + Chief How Officer
Founder + Chief How Officer, Andrew Parr, is a restaurant and hospitality industry veteran with over 25 years of experience including consulting, project management, professional mentorship, concept restaurants, casual dining, steak house, hotel F&B operations as well as talent acquisition. His education includes a BA in Psychology and History from the University of Wisconsin along with a JD from Hamline University School of Law. Andrew is also a Certified Independent Color Code Trainer and member of the Project Management Institute.
Andrew’s professional experiences include work in Denver and across multiple national markets. He has significant new unit opening experience, delivering over 30 different properties from design through certificate of occupancy and opening. He is adept at developing and implementing systems and tools designed to increase efficiency, eliminate waste and reduce costs.
Andrew is a Past Board President for the Scleroderma Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter, whose leading fund raising event is Food Fight. This is an annual culinary and cocktail competition brought about to raise awareness for scleroderma and to further the Foundation's mission of Support, Education, and Research.
When we begin working together, one of my first questions to you is going to be WHY are you committed to what you are doing. I think it is only fair that I share with you WHY I do what I do as well. I am a consultant, advisor and mentor to individuals and teams because this is the intersection of my passion and my unique ability. Teaching others how to understand and lead their business is what drives me. I have an essential need to be of service to others and connect with them on a deep and meaningful level.
Simon Sinek says people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it, and through my own experience, I know this to be true. Everyone has an innate driving core motive, the WHY behind the WHAT you do. When we partner, you will use YOUR WHY to focus our work, and I will use MY WHY to help you. Together we will bring your vision to life. I enjoy working both one-on-one and within a team environment to help everyone become better every day. Sharing knowledge and understanding lays the foundation for a dynamic business and for a stronger and more enriched community to live in.
"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." - Tom Peters