Chris Wolven provides the leadership necessary to ensure that Item 9 Labs Corp. has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, people, and systems in place to effectively scale while ensuring financial strength and operating efficiency. His 24-year restaurant career includes extensive experience as a Regional Brand Chef with Fox Restaurant Concepts, which earned him world-class skills in analysis, strategy, and management. Working in a multi-unit, operational role while planning and executing successful, scaled business models, Wolven efficiently navigated the heavily regulated restaurant industry by adhering to Health Department and OSHA regulations and cash management procedures. Responsible for operations and food development for seven of the 15 brands—1,000 employees in over ten locations—he oversaw creative development, financial planning, and operational wellbeing, along with system building and implementation.
Wolven helped open over 60 restaurants across 13 states with over $50 million in annual revenue. His data analysis and strategic planning has time and time again lead ambitious teams to successfully write and implement some of the best business models in the restaurant industry.Back to Management