Meet the Team


Branding & Marketing

Warren Ellish, President & CEO of Ellish Marketing Group and member of the faculty at Cornell University (Johnson School), has held executive marketing positions with Boston Market, Darden Restaurants, Burger King, and PepsiCo and has been named in Advertising Age’s Marketing 100—The Superstars of U.S. Marketing. He has a successful track record of assisting the senior leadership of highly competitive multi-unit businesses generate high returns on investment based on a strategic focus to drive profitable traffic and product mix. A significant amount of this work has been with startup, emerging and turnaround businesses.

Warren has launched many new brands and concepts that became successful growth businesses while also revitalizing many once-formidable brands that lost their way to become strong competitors again. He has been responsible for developing brand positioning for hundreds of well-known international, domestic, regional and local brands.

Warren received his BS and MBA from Cornell University. He currently serves on the board of directors of Buffets, Inc., the nation’s largest steak-buffet restaurant company, and on Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration master’s program advisory board.


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“Having collaborated with Dean and Danny for over 20 years, together we seamlessly successfully create, refresh and turn around our clients restaurant businesses.”