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Justin Cohen has been a part of the entertainment and hospitality industry for the past 20 years. After attending and graduating from San Diego State University, he worked on the frontlines with Gordon Biersch, Houston’s and PF Chang’s.


Following moving to Scottsdale, Arizona, Justin continued his hospitality career with RA Sushi. Realizing he had a desire to learn and grow in the hospitality industry, Justin decided to partner with the former CFO of Global Dining and helped him conceptualize and open one of the first Izakaya Restaurants in Scottsdale. Accomplishing this feat landed him a position as Regional Director of Operations for Fox Restaurant Concepts, where he led and developed the company's well-known brands. He also played an integral part in the development of franchise relationships heading Fox projects out of state.


 Justin joined Riot Hospitality Group in 2006 as their Vice President of Operations to assist with the growth of their current restaurant/bar concepts and the development of future projects in select U.S. markets. Justin is known for his streamlined training techniques, project leadership, and team development while directing attention to every detail. Nothing gets past Justin. Justin is also working on finishing his first book about leadership in the hospitality industry.

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