December 26, 2014 6:24 PM ET

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Company Overview of Centerplate, Inc.

Company Overview

Centerplate, Inc. provides hospitality solutions to venues. The company offers dining, catering, shopping and merchandise, sales and marketing, architectural, design and build, research, consulting, and strategy and talent management services. It serves various gathering places, including arenas, cinemas, collegiate athletics, convention centers, galas and private events, heritage, pro sports, racing, resorts, restaurants, theaters and performance arts, transportation hubs, and zoos and aquariums in the continental United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Hawaii. Centerplate, Inc. was formerly known as Volume Services America Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Centerplate, Inc. in ...

2187 Atlantic Street

Stamford, CT 06902

United States

Founded in 1929

1,550 Employees





Key Executives for Centerplate, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Executive Officer of the Kentucky State Fair Board and President of the Kentucky State Fair Board
Co-President of Enovo Restaurant Ventures
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Associate General Counsel
Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Centerplate, Inc. Key Developments

Centerplate Appoints Chris Verros President & CEO

Centerplate's board of directors confirmed the appointment of Chris Verros as President and CEO of Centerplate. Verros, who had been Chief Operating Officer at Centerplate since 2010, has served as the Acting President and CEO since September, following the departure of Des Hague, who had held the role since 2008. As Chief Operating Officer of Centerplate, Verros was responsible for overseeing the delivery of the company's operations and 45,000 staff members.

Centerplate Announces Management Changes

Centerplate's board of directors announced that Chris Verros has been appointed to the role of acting president and chief executive officer, effective immediately, following the resignation of Desmond Hague from the company. The decision comes as a result of Hague's personal misconduct involving the mistreatment of an animal in his care. Chris Verros assumes the new role with more than 35 years of experience. Chris Verros was Chief Operating Officer for Centerplate since 2010. Prior to joining Centerplate, Verros was Executive Vice President of Boston Culinary Group and previously served as a Group President of Fine Host Corporation, following the 1993 acquisition of FanFare, Inc.

The National WWII Museum and Centerplate Announce Hospitality Partnership

The National WWII Museum and Centerplate announced a new agreement to enhance the hospitality program for the historic destination. Through the new agreement, Centerplate will be responsible for food and beverage services at restaurants, public and private events, and the Stage Door Canteen--the Museum's popular entertainment venue-beginning in August.

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