The Mr. Mikes Exponential Change Journey

In this episode, Robin Chakrabarti, Partner at Empresario Capital Partners Ltd, speaks about the hands-on role that Empresario Capital Partners likes to take with the businesses they invest in, and specifically how they have revitalized the Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual brand through 4 key strategies.

Robin Chakrabarti is one of the founding Partners of Empresario Capital Partners Limited. Empresario was formed to acquire and/or invest in mid-market businesses which are successful in their own right but can benefit from capital infusion together with a systematic approach to growth and profitability. Targeted companies align to the expertise of the Partners. Empresario has or has had investment holdings and operational involvement in the food service, green energy, healthcare, construction and retail automotive maintenance industry.

Robin has extensive senior executive experience in branding, operations and corporate finance in diversified industries including consumer packaged goods, food service, financial services and logistics both in North America and Europe.

Having bought, sold, financed and operated mid-sized companies, Robin is uniquely positioned to understand and relate to the opportunities and challenges of Empresario’s target market. His track record of developing and leading strategies in organizations that have undergone transformational change and rapid growth is an important asset for the Empresario investee companies.

Robin currently sits on the board of RAMMP Hospitality Brands Inc., Valley Lube Holdings Inc, and Coast Capital Savings Credit Union one of Canada’s largest credit unions. Robin is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres, one of Canada’s largest childcare providers, a past Director on the board of Translink the organization responsible for the regional transportation network of the GVRD and past Director of We Care, a leading home healthcare provider in Canada.