Michael “Schatzy” Schatzberg | Co-Founder & Managing Partner | Branded Hosptiality Ventures
Michael “Schatzy” Schatzberg is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Branded Hosptiality Ventures. Schatzy has developed, grown, and managed 6 hospitality concepts and advises over 22 restaurants in NYC. He is a founding member of the NYC Hospitality Alliance, a Member of the New York State Restaurant Association and a Mentor for Techstars Farm to Fork. With over 35 years of marketing, brand development, management, business development and hospitality experience, Schatzy started working at Duke’s in 1995. He went on to turn a single concept restaurant into a multi-unit Hospitality Group -opening a second Duke’s location in Manhattan, and re-branding Big Daddy’s from a 1969 soda shop into a twist on the classic American diner. As a hospitality subject matter expert, Schatzy has been featured in Hospitality Technology Magazine, Food Business News, The Wall Street Journal, NBC and CBS and others. He is also the co-host of the Hospitality Hangout, a Hit Podcast on the Foodable Network.