Dale Schwartz founded Pinstripes in 2006 and has served as Pinstripes’ Chief Executive Officer since inception and Chairperson of Pinstripes’ board of directors since inception. From 2000 until 2006 Mr. Schwartz was a co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, Inc., a natural pharmacy retailer. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Schwartz served as Chief Executive Officer of Infigen, Inc., a private biotechnology company developing its proprietary nuclear transfer/cloning and genomic technologies. From 1991 to 1996, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company commercializing its Nobel prize-winning genetic engineering technology. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Schwartz was a Principal with Odyssey Partners, L.P., a private limited partnership engaged in leveraged buyouts, venture capital and recapitalizations. From 1983 to 1985, he was an Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Mergers & Acquisitions group, and from 1979 to 1988, he held the role of founder and President of D&J Sealcoating, Inc., an asphalt sealcoating company. Mr. Schwartz received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Tony Querciagrossa has served as the Chief Financial Officer at Pinstripes since September 2023. Mr. Querciagrossa has over 15 years of finance, business strategy and operational leadership experience. He began his career at General Electric in their Financial Management Program and was part of the senior leadership team of GE’s Corporate Audit Staff. He later transitioned to Medline Industries, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Finance. From February 2018 until May 2019, he held the role of Group GFO at Filtration Group Inc. Mr. Querciagrossa then joined Purafil, Inc., serving as the company’s President from May 2019 until February 2022. After that, Mr. Querciagrossa served as President of Columbus Industries, Inc., a private equity-backed residential filtration manufacturer with operations in the US, Mexico and Europe, from February 2022 until August 2023. Mr. Querciagrossa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Northern Illinois University and is the president of the NIU Executive Club.

Lida Ahn has served as the Chief People Officer at Pinstripes since 2022. From 2017 to 2022, she held the role of Chief Training Officer and has worked at Pinstripes for 16 years. She began her career in the hospitality industry with J. Alexander’s, an upscale national restaurant franchise, where she advanced to a leadership position and held the role of Lead Trainer from 2005 until 2006. Ms. Ahn then joined the Cenitare Restaurant Group, a restaurant development and management company based in Wheeling, IL, where she participated in the opening of Tramonto’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant and the RT Lounge. Ms. Ahn is 41 and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, studied at Trinity International University, and holds a Masters of Arts degree from University of Nevada-Las Vegas in Hospitality Management.

Cesar Gutierrez has served as the Chief Culinary Officer at Pinstripes since 2017 and has previously served as Pinstripes’ Director of Culinary Operations from 2011 to 2017. He has over 30 years of culinary experience. From 1993 until 2006, he worked with the Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group, where held various roles and eventually held the position of Executive Chef at Maggiano’s Little Italy, a national restaurant franchise specializing in Italian-American cuisine. Mr. Gutierrez then joined the Cenitare Restaurant Group, a restaurant group that operates several successful restaurants, as its Corporate Chef from 2006 until 2007, where he opened and operated Osteria DiTramonto, Tramonto Steak, and Seafood & RT Lounge. Mr. Gutierrez has also served as an Executive Chef at various restaurant brands, most recently Francesca’s on Chestnut and at DiSotto Enoteca Gold Coast from 2008 until 2011.

Chris Soukup has served as Pinstripes’ Chief Operations Officer since February 2017 and served as Pinstripes’ Director of Operations from its inception until February 2017. At Pinstripes, Mr. Soukup manages the Operations Team along with the Event Sales Team. He has 17 years of experience at Pinstripes and over 35 years of industry experience, holding leadership roles in running both the front and back of the house at restaurants. Mr. Soukup began his career with the Larimer Group, a restaurant group, where he managed a collection of restaurants in Denver, CO, from 1993 until 1996, including Mexicali Café, Cadillac Ranch, Josephina’s, Champion Brewery and Tommy Tsunami. From 1997 to 2004, he worked with the Hillstone Restaurant Group, where he held the role of Service Manager and Kitchen Manager for a variety of restaurants, and was on the opening team for Cherry Creek Grill in Denver CO. From 2004 until 2006, Mr. Soukup held the combined roles of Service Manager and Kitchen Manager at Grand Lux Café in Chicago, IL. Mr. Soukup studied communications at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO, and completed the Culinary & Service program at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in Napa Valley, CA.