The Great Reopening

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Izzy Kharasch

President, Hospitality Works
Over the last 25 years, Izzy has experienced enormous success leading and mentoring business executives and owners for more than 300 restaurants, clubs, hotels, casinos, universities and other related organizations in the US and Europe. Izzy brings an irreplaceable value to his clients, with his ability to analyze their various challenges from a 360-degree view and create and implement proven strategies to meet their goals.

Jay Fiske

VP Business Development, Author, Powerhouse Dynamics
Jay is a technology executive and investor with more than 20 years’ experience building businesses and bringing innovative technology products to market. As Vice President of Business Development for Powerhouse Dynamics, Jay has responsibility for channel and strategic partnerships. Before joining Powerhouse Dynamics, Jay was actively involved in numerous technology companies, both through his consulting firm, 5312 Consulting LLC and as Vice President of Operations for Wakonda Technologies, a Boston-area materials innovation firm. Prior to Wakonda, Jay was a General Partner at the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund, a venture capital fund focused on making early-stage investments in clean technology companies. Jay also held various leadership positions in business development and product management for Teradyne, Incorporated.  Jay holds an MBA and MS in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a Fellow in the Leaders for Global Operations program. He earned his BS in mechanical engineering from Yale University.

Joe Heaney

President, Lotus Biosecurity
President and Founder of Lotus Biosecurity, Joe Heaney leads a team of medical, epidemiological, mechanical, and engineering experts to consult on and implement anti-viral safety measures for small businesses looking to upgrade COVID-19 precautions.  “For restaurants and businesses to survive they need to show that the health and safety of their staff and their customers is top of mind.  Even in a post-COVID world, things like upgraded air filters and anti-viral UV lights are going to foster a sense of trust despite any lingering uncertainties.” 
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