Emanuel “Manny” Hilario
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hilario has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since October 30, 2017 and has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2017. Prior to joining The One Group, Mr. Hilario served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sizzling Platter, a restaurant platform focused on adding and scaling segment leading brands in outstanding demographic areas across the United States and select international markets. Before joining Sizzling Platter, Mr. Hilario served as Chief Operations Officer for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. He has previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc., and Angelo and Maxie's, Inc. Mr. Hilario began his career at McDonald's and has held various financial roles within the company. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree from Santa Clara University.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Siluk has served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company since May 16, 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Siluk served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Fairway Group Holdings, Corp. ("Fairway") from June 2015 to February 2017, as the Vice President and Finance and Chief Accounting Officer from October 2011 to June 2015, and as Senior Project Manager from August 2009 to October 2010. Prior to her experience at Fairway, Ms. Siluk served as the Chief Financial Officer at Drug Fair from October 2008 to May 2009. From September 2006 to April 2008, Ms. Siluk was the Senior Vice President, Finance at Ann Taylor. Ms. Siluk received her B.S. in Business Administration from Montclair State College. Ms. Siluk is a certified public accountant.
Vice President of of Special Events
Celeste Fierro joined The ONE Group in 2004. A New York native, Ms. Fierro has had her hand in the hospitality industry through special event planning, corporate events and charitable functions for over ten years. In 1997, she founded Cititaste Events, and quickly became one of the most sought-after event planners in New York City. Ms. Fierro's extensive roster of high-profile clients and affairs included events for the Annual All-Star Games of Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), and the Pro-Bowl, as well as events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and American Express.
In 2004, Ms. Fierro's career catapulted to the next level when she and Jonathan Segal opened ONE (1 Little West 12th), a restaurant in the heart of New York City's Meatpacking District. She successfully fused her event management expertise, culinary experience and keen promotional skills to develop ONE into one of the hottest restaurants in New York. She used those same skills to grow the company into a worldwide leader in the hospitality industry, with brands like STK and Asellina.
Vice President of Operations and Global Training
Ms. Collins has served as Vice President of Operations and Global Training since August 2018. Prior to joining The ONE Group, Ms. Collins severed as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Bravo Brio Restaurant Group and previously held various roles with McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Starr Restaurants, Copeland's of New Orleans, and Clyde's Restaurant Group.
Vice President of Strategy and Measurement
Mr. Loy has served as Vice President of Strategy and Measurement since September 2018. Prior to joining The ONE Group, Mr. Loy served as Vice President of Finance for Pacific Bells. Mr. Loy began his career at McCormick and Schmick's followed by Einstein Noah Restaurant Group where he held several financial and strategic roles.
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Sonia Low joined The ONE Group in 2014. As General Counsel she oversees the legal affairs of the Company and its affiliates and manages a two-person legal department. She advises on matters involving corporate governance, securities laws, real estate law, employment law, litigation, intellectual property law, contracts and regulatory compliance. She created company-wide policies and procedures while integrating the legal department with the daily operations of the Company. Ms. Low began her career at a major international law firm where she specialized in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Her industry experience includes prior representation of companies such as Benihana and Patina Restaurant Group, at which she facilitated the acquisition of The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group restaurants outside of New York. She has also served as in-house counsel at Credit Suisse where she represented private equity and hedge funds on legal and compliance matters, and at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. where she advised on securities laws and regulatory and compliance issues. Ms. Low received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.A. from Columbia University.