Bill Ginsburg

Bill Ginsburg

Vice President of Operations

Bill Ginsburg was born and raised in the restaurant business in Chicago. His family owned and operated a few neighborhood bars on the North Side as well as a Mobil Four Star French Restaurant. Early on in his career he was voted the top General Manager in the country by his peers as well as top Regional Manager two years later. He has been with both Boston Market and California Pizza Kitchen during their initial growth phase when each had single digit locations.  He has previously been selected to sit on a panel discussion with Jim Sullivan, one of the foremost authorities on Restaurant Leadership. Bill was recruited by the President of AEG to relocate to California to run the Food and Beverage at The STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater. During his time there he was directly responsible for the operations that catered to The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, The Grammy Awards, ESPY’s. BET Awards, and MTV awards just to name a few.  He left STAPLES to start his own consulting firm while looking for that perfect fit. He found it with the Pizza Rock group and has never looked back. Bill still enjoys amazing relationships with everyone he has crossed paths with. From Former Owners and CEO’s to the in-store operations team from Busser to General Manager.  He is an expert on building teams and inspiring brand loyalty while simultaneously delivering strong profits and inspired leaders.

George Karpaty

George Karpaty

Founder / Partner

In addition to being one of the founders and operators of The BackBeat, Ruby Skye, Slide, Aura, Pizza Rock Sacramento, Dive Bar, District 30, Reunion, Pizza Rock Las Vegas, Slice House by Tony Gemignani (Rohnert Park, CA), George Karpaty has been in the food and beverage industry for 40 years. His parents owned various restaurants located in San Francisco and the Bay Area and George learned the many aspects of the family business. George attended and completed the Hotel and Restaurant Hospitality Program offered at San Francisco City College. Some of the various positions George has held includes Food and Beverage Director for The Holiday Inn in Belmont, Director of Operations and Executive Chef for ShBoom Nightclubs, Corporate Chef for Hobee’s Restaurant Chain, Executive Chef for Lloyds of San Francisco, Executive Chef and Owner Operator for the critically acclaimed Gray Derby Restaurant along with numerous consulting positions with National Purchasing Associates. George has been married to his wife Lynda for 40 years. Has two adult children and four grandchildren.