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April 19, 2015 5:08 PM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

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 Announces Hospitality Partnership with The Greater Columbus Convention Center

The Greater Columbus Convention Center and Centerplate announced a new agreement to enhance the hospitality program for the leading convention destination located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. A building with 1.7 million square feet of flexible, customizable meeting and exhibit space, the Greater Columbus Convention Center is surrounded by a lively restaurant, shopping and entertainment district—right in the center of the city, the state, and the country. Through the new agreement, Centerplate will be responsible for food and beverage services at all public and private events and restaurants beginning on February 25, 2015.

Rotherham United Football Club Extends Centerplate Contract at Aesseal New York Stadium

Rotherham United Football Club announced an early extension of its long-term, full-service contract with Centerplate to manage public and hospitality match-day catering and events sales and marketing services at AESSEAL New York Stadium. Originally signed for the opening of the 2012-13 inaugural season of the newly-constructed stadium, Centerplate's contract extension comes half way through the third season of the initial five-year deal.

Centerplate Announces Executive Appointments

Centerplate announced the promotion of Greg Fender and Sal Ferrulo from Senior Vice Presidents to Executive Vice Presidents, overseeing the company's North American hospitality service teams. Reporting directly to Centerplate's President and CEO Chris Verros, Fender will be responsible for the company's operations in the West and Ferrulo the East. These new roles and operating structure will allow the company to intensify its focus on guest delight and client profitability, better coordinate resources, and enhance execution across Centerplate's North American system. As Executive Vice Presidents of Hospitality Services, Fender and Ferrulo will oversee Centerplate's service delivery in all of its sports, entertainment, convention and restaurant locations. The existing reporting structure, which incorporates several hundred of Centerplate's North American client venues, will remain unchanged.

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