Sam Bakhshandehpour

SBE appoints new president, CMO

The multi-concept hospitality company is expanding its executive suite along with its portfolio

Multi-concept hospitality company SBE has named a new president and a chief marketing officer.

The Los Angeles-based owner of the Katsuya by Starck restaurant chain, as well as The Bazaar by Jose Andres, Hyde Lounge and Umami Burger, has named Sam Bakhshandehpour, a former investment banking executive, president.

Veronica Smiley, former vice president of corporate marketing for Caesars Entertainment, has been appointed chief marketing officer, SBE said.

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