Chris Artinian

Managing Director, The Beekman Group

Mr. Artinian is a Managing Director of TBG.  He has over 25 years of restaurant and retail experience, with both private and public companies, and focuses primarily on TBG’s restaurant and consumer services investments.  Mr. Artinian currently serves on the Board of Directors of Another Broken Egg, TBG FAC, and Ted’s Cafe.

Mr. Artinian joined Beekman after leading TooJay’s Gourmet Deli, Bakery, & Restaurant, serving as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, and previously, was President and CEO of Morton’s The Steakhouse, the largest fine dining brand in the world. Mr. Artinian was a success story at Morton’s, starting in a back of the house kitchen position and rising through the ranks to eventually become the CEO of this leading publicly-traded steakhouse.

Throughout his career Mr. Artinian has been recognized for leveraging his deep operational experience in developing winning strategies and exceptional teams. Passionate about the restaurant business, Mr. Artinian has provided key insight and commentary on the industry to numerous media outlets including CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg News, and is a sought-after guest speaker for industry conferences and events.