Cliff Chroust

Summary

In Brief: A results-oriented F&B professional with experience in expansion, start-up, and new division development. Professional experience includes international business operations (EU/UK/RUS/Eastern Europe), development and management of multiple business divisions, and B2B sales and marketing with a focus on chain accounts.

Work History

Work History
Dec 2004 - Present

Director of Operations, Europe

Duke
Our division provides complete restaurant equipment packages to a range of western chains from our operations and logistics facilities in Prague. We provide consolidation, manufacturing, and design services. I am responsible for implementing and managing organizational change and for overseeing the day-to-day running of the organization at the administrative, legal and financial level.
May 2005 - May 2008

Managing Director

GSW Subtechnologies
Director of emerging small wares business established to support the growth of western chain accounts, initially the Subway system of restaurants, by providing reorder/top up supplies and new store packages. Charged with development and formation of European branch of American small wares company into self sufficient web based retailer. Accountable for legal filings and quarterly/monthly financial reviews, EU VAT and tax code compliance, corporate interactions with customs, licensing and labor code compliance issues, selection of start-up staff, and the establishment of company accounts (banking, shipping, import, card processing).
Jan 2001 - Dec 2004

Senior Analyst

Marketscan Information Systems Inc
Senior Analyst leasing division: Accountable for coordination of all aspects of leasing product selection review and approval, worked with Quality Assurance and multiple business units.

Education

Education
2008 - 2010

MBA

Chapman University, The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics
1996 - 2001

BA