Dave & Buster's names new president/COO
Jan. 19, 2011
by Meat&Poultry Staff
DALLAS – Dolf Berle has been named president and COO of Dave & Buster's Inc. Most recently, Berle was executive vice president of hospitality for ClubCorp USA, the nation's largest operator of private clubs. Prior to that, he served as chief operating officer of House of Blues Entertainment Inc., among other positions.
"The strong blend of food, beverage and entertainment brands that Dolf has helped lead and grow makes him a perfect fit for our business," said Steve King, CEO of Dave & Buster's. "These experiences, combined with his passion for excellence and developing people, make him a great addition to the Dave & Buster's team."
Dave & Buster's is based in Dallas, Texas, and operates 57 restaurant/entertainment complexes throughout the United States. In May 2010, Oak Hill Capital Partners and the Dave & Buster's management team formed a partnership to acquire Dave & Buster's. Oak Hill Capital Partners is a private equity firm with more than $8.2 billion of committed capital from leading entrepreneurs, endowments, foundations, corporations, pension funds and global financial institutions. Robert M. Bass is the lead investor.