Paul A. Ficalora has been working in the restaurant industry for the past 20 years. He has promoted marketing and financial services to restaurants in NY, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and many other cities. At iDine Restaurant Group Paul progressed to Executive Vice President and was actively involved in financing over 3,000 restaurants. Leaving iDine in 2001 he held senior management positions with: In Good Taste (IGT) another restaurant marketing and finance company; Value Centric Marketing Group (VCMG) a loyalty and rewards company based on credit card transactions and; Credit Cash, a specialty finance company lending to larger merchants.
Paul has served on the Board of Directors for the Westchester Rockland chapter of the New York State Restaurant Association as well as the state board. Paul was honored as the Associate Member of the year and also received the Heart of the Industry award. He holds an MBA in Marketing from Babson College and a BA in Business Administration from Hillsdale College. Paul is a New York State licensed real estate salesperson for Houlihan & O’Malley Real Estate Services.