Fig & Olive Names New VP of Marketing

Data-driven industry veteran focused on guest experience and expansion.

New York, NY, November 28, 2017 --( Fig & Olive, the upscale Mediterranean restaurant and bar concept with locations in New York, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Chicago and D.C., has appointed Cory Bronson as Vice President of Marketing.

A seasoned restaurant marketing professional, Bronson has led the marketing efforts over the last 10 years for national hospitality brands including the Patina Restaurant Group, Rosa Mexicano Restaurants, Samba Brands Management, and most recently Hill Country Hospitality. From social media to four-wall marketing, Bronson uses a data-driven, customer-focused approach to help brands connect with their guests and create winning marketing strategies with measurable results. A big picture, strategic thinker, he is also well versed in the heavy lifting and boots-to-the-ground work that is necessary to give wings to growth and the future.

"Cory is a highly experienced, reputable business leader with a proven track record of creating remarkable guest experiences and elevating the profile of national brands," said CEO Shaun Smithson. "With his transformative, data-driven approach to marketing and ability to build and inspire teams, we're confident that he is the right leader to help take our brand to the next level."

Prior to the hospitality industry, Bronson worked in B2B publishing covering the retail sporting goods industry and out-of-home, live entertainment world. He has a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and an MBA from Fordham University.

"As a consumer, I have admired Fig & Olive for the last decade and couldn't pass up the incredible opportunity to join the brand," Bronson said. "This is an exciting and important time in the Fig & Olive journey, and I look forward to working with the entire Fig & Olive team to make this iconic brand even stronger."

Bronson lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife and their twin daughters. An avid outdoor enthusiast, he enjoys grilling, kayaking, running, skiing, golf, tennis, hiking and mountain biking.

About Fig & Olive
At Fig & Olive, which boasts eight locations across New York, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Chicago and D.C., diners experience the refined flavors of the French Riviera and coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Patrons partake in a unique dining experience based on the restaurant’s focal component: olive oil. The menu features classic flavors from French Riviera and coastal regions of the South of France, Italy, and Spain while showcasing the highest quality local and seasonal ingredients. Guests also enjoy a diverse selection of wines from the South of France, Spain, and Italy, alongside a selection of fresh, handmade cocktails. In addition, Fig & Olive offers a gourmet collection of extra virgin olive oils and specialty spices for purchase, which diners can take home after sampling at the restaurant or purchase online. For more information, please visit

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