A Head For Profits Home Office
240 Great Circle Road Suites 344-346
Nashville, TN 37228
Fax: (615) 499-4732
Toll Free: (855) 502-7936
Mark Rubenstein, Chief Operating Officer
As a career hospitality professional, Mark saw the opportunity that the draft beer industry holds in 2010. A Head for Profits was created to improve the quality of draft beer that is served thus increasing sales and profits at the restaurant level. Through proper equipment servicing and cleaning along with employee training, draft beer can be served the way the brewmaster intended. Mark is extremely proud of the dedication that the AHFP team possess and the changes in thinking towards serving the best quality draft beer. Mark is a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America and has worked in all areas in the hospitality industry. Mark is senior partner in Sculpture Hospitality, is a history buff and loves the game of golf.
Mark Davis, President & CFO
Mark Davis is a graduate of Lynchburg College who played both basketball and tennis. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting with a minor in Business Administration. Mark has worked in many restaurants from casual to fine dining. He has also owned restaurants, nightclubs and neighborhood bars. Mark has been Regional Director as well as Franchisee with Sculpture Hospitality since 1998. Mark is married with 2 daughters. He likes to travel and play golf.
Rick Autery, Vice President of Operations
You won’t find anyone more excited about the draft beer industry than Rick Autery. His commitment to helping others pour the perfect pint shows in his daily interactions with his customers. Rick won’t leave the job until it’s done right. In addition to the commitment to the service team for AHFP, he is our problem solver and will help create the draft system of your dreams. Rick is a Cicerone Certified Beer server.
Bill Hardin, Vice President of Sales
Bill is a native of Nashville and is the driving force behind the “consultative” and “best in the biz” nature of his entire sales staff. “Our sales team is well equipped to help our customers establish a profit center in their draft beer system from day one” Bill’s introduction to the draft beer service world came at the end of a cleaning brush (cleaning draft beer lines) where he learned this business from the inside of the cooler to his favorite place (where the beer comes out of the faucet). After spending a year in the trenches, Bill decided to purchase a portion of the company and put his 25 years of sales experience to work helping to grow A Head For Profits from a local Nashville company to a multi state regional corporation in just 3 years. Bill is helping A Head For Profits further expand its operations by gathering distributor partnerships and setting up sales teams in multiple markets. When Bill is not traveling the country on behalf of his company, he can be found at home with his wife Lisa and his son, Will.
Jeff Walton, Vice President of Training, Information & Brewer Relations
Jeff developed an appreciation and passion for liquor, beer, and wine in his early 20’s from his father and uncle. Jeff’s uncle, who worked for Moet/Hennessy, would always bring his brands when he came to visit and had a unique ability of breaking down how each product was made, the flavor profile and the history, which fascinated Jeff. As the Director of Training, Jeff turns his focus to quality draft beer. From designing the training program for all new A Head For Profits employees to talking with any bar owner, manager or bartender that will listen about the importance of serving the best tasting draft beer. Although an avid beer consumer, Jeff does not have a favorite go to beer style. He considers himself a “situational drinker.” In Jeff’s mind each situation calls for a different beer whether he is pairing a beer with food, had a tough day at office or just finished a hard run on a hot Nashville day; there’s a beer for every occasion. Jeff is a Cicerone Certified Beer server.
Craig Foster, Regional Manager NC, SC, & Technology Manager
Craig was born and raised in Charleston, SC. After attending The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, Craig spent most of his career working in many different areas of the food and beverage industry. He developed a passion for craft beer while owning and operating Foster’s Pub, which was originally purchased as a sports bar. Craig transformed his bar into a draft beer centered destination for Charleston. At the time, Foster’s Pub was one of only a handful of bars with a significant amount of draft beer brands available for consumers. Having a lot of draft beer taps, Craig learned that regularly scheduled cleanings were a necessity to pour the best tasting draft beer. This was a task he took on himself to insure it was done right. It was during this time that Craig learned A Head For Profits was looking to open in South Carolina. Craig sold Foster’s Pub to become the AHFP Operating Partner in South Carolina. Craig is a Cicerone Certified Beer server.
Creighton Deasy, Director of Sales and Operational Management
Creighton is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus in Drama. After school, he lived in both Chicago and New York, where he took up home brewing. It was his passion for making beer which led him back to Atlanta, where he apprenticed to Sweetwater co-founder Kevin McNerney for two years. From there he worked as a brewer at Atlanta Brewing and Sweetwater Brewing before taking a job at New Belgium in their Field Quality department, working directly for Matt Meadows. Creighton worked at New Belgium for over six years, eventually becoming a Field Quality Manager overseeing all aspects of post brewery quality in 26 states. Creighton is an expert in all parts of the brewing and post brewing process. He is also an expert in training, organization, relationship building and process management. Creighton lives in Atlanta with his wife and two children. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Aldridge, New Market Development Manager
Chris started working with A Head For Profits early in 2011 and has been integral in helping grow new markets. He possesses a great understanding of overall business operations in the hospitality industry and delivers that to his staff regularly. Chris is married with two children. Chris is a Cicerone Certified Beer server.
Kat Davis, Director of Customer Relations
Katherine (Kat) is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. with a BS degree in Business Management. Kat and her husband have been Master Franchisors for Sculpture Hospitality since 1998 representing TN, NC & SC. Kat is married with 2 daughters and loves to play tennis and golf.
Kimberly Johnson, Recruiter