16 Mar March 22, 2019 – $300 Million Rev Cameron Mitchell and Book of Mistakes Skip Prichard
Cameron Mitchell – Founder & CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and Author of Yes is the Answer! What is the Question?: How Faith In People and a Culture Of Hospitality Built A Modern American Restaurant Company
When raising money for my first restaurant, I had 250 names and
ended up with 25 partners, so I had 225 ‘Nos.’ So, I had a 90% ‘no’ rate!
Some restauranteurs try to not raise their prices,
but eventually they end up going out of business.
Cameron Mitchell is the founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR). Cameron oversees the company’s strategic direction, leads its consistent growth, and ensures that the company’s unique cultural environment is maintained among associates at all levels. In 2018, CMR celebrated 25 years of restaurant excellence. Under Mitchell’s leadership as founder and CEO, CMR operates 36 restaurants under 16 different concepts, including a highly successful catering company, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, and a coast-to-coast 13-state concept, Ocean Prime. CMR also oversees the growth and development of its sister company, Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, which operates 23 locations in six states.
Skip Prichard – CEO of OCLC, Leadership Blogger and Author of The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future
Readiness is when your desire is greater than your distraction.
Skip Prichard is President & CEO of OCLC, a global nonprofit computer library service and research organization. Its goals include furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. He is also the bestselling author of The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future. Most recently, Skip served for five years as President & CEO of Ingram Content Group, a $1.5B+ global content provider. He formed ICG by integrating multiple companies into a single company with a unified strategy. During that time, he returned the company to a profitable position and oversaw significant growth in the past few years. Additionally, he expanded Ingram’s international locations to continental Europe and Australia, strengthened its digital offerings, and repositioned the company as a service provider. With a career in digital transformations, his views on the future of publishing have been featured in various media including the BBC, New York Times, CNN, NPR, Daily Beast, Harvard Business Review, Information Today, The Bookseller, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and others. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences including Tools of Change, BookExpo America, PubWest, IBPA Publishing University, SIIA, Buying & Selling eContent & UKSG.