DineAbility’s team has a mixture of very talented, freethinking individuals with diverse approaches and creative ingenuity. Our valued team members carry strong business and restaurant intuitiveness, that when combined with our expertise and knowledge of the industry, offers us the ability to assist restaurants to achieve their important goals. Our focus is to live our values, live our mission, and live for our clients. We are committed beyond belief to our client’s needs, and will always operate with a sense of urgency, accountability, and resourcefulness that will bring our clients the best results.
David Koji, CEO
David has an extensive business background including process improvement, leadership, and strategic competencies that shape and mold the foundation to best serve DineAbility’s valued clients. David has a consulting background that compliments his knowledge, expertise, and skill set. He also has experience in a fast-paced, team and results-driven environment.
With a Six Sigma Certification (process improvement), Bachelors in Communication (Human Relations), a Masters in Organizational Communication, a Master’s in Business Administration (in progress), and business and process improvement training, David brings the vision and methodology that connects the DineAbility team to restaurants and their goals.
Jason Robinson has been a front of house mainstay in premier restaurants in New England for nearly two decades. He has served in some of the best destination hotspots in the northeast, from local establishments in New London, Waterford, and Glastonbury to major tourist attractions in Newport, Mystic, Providence, and Cape Cod.
Jason has had the unique perspective of being a factor in both successful kitchens and front-of-house staffs. He is a hands-on professional with many unique insights into the inner workings of a successful restaurant.
Director of Client Development
Michael Torrant has had his hand in the Connecticut food industry for more than a decade. His career has taken him to all corners of the state and seen him working in various capacities. From running service to cooking on the line, Mike’s experience has afforded him an intimate knowledge of both ends of a restaurant.
As a principal in multiple catering companies, Mike’s close interaction with chefs and clients has earned him a comprehensive understanding of current food trends, modern market demands and the uppermost importance of consistent execution. He is deeply committed to helping others realize their full potential.
Director of Digital Media
For the last 10 years, Eric has studied and worked in almost every facet of the constantly evolving online marketing landscape. From his humble beginnings in Search Engine Marketing to being at the forefront of social media and viral marketing, Eric made a name for himself in both the b2b sector as well as a stint taking his knowledge of online business models to the fledgling music business.
While building his digital media empire, Eric did what a lot of entrepreneurs do – worked at restaurants to pay the bills and network. For over 15 years Eric has stacked his resume working in every FOH position, with a strength in operations and team building. In late 2012 Eric decided to marry his two passions and get back into the restaurant business with a friend. Today he continues to help launch new restaurants as well as act as DineAbility’s head of digital media.
To reveal the true potential of the restaurants we so passionately serve.
Our Core Values
Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest professional standards and the highest moral principles that drive us to be honest, forthright, and truthful, not just with our clients, but also with our teammates.
Empathy: We will identify with, and be emotionally connected to, our clients and our teammates. We will put ourselves ‘in the shoes’ of those that we work with, and who they work with. Empathy is verb, an action word. Empathy does nothing if we simply feel it and don’t harness it as a catalyst to create change or inspire meaningful dialogue.
Accountability: Each one of us will take responsibility for the outcomes that we create, and hold our teammates responsible for those that they create. We take ownership of our commitments and responsibilities, our client’s needs and experiences, and our company goals. We are each a part of this company and must display ownership in everything we do.
Creativity: Creativity can come from anywhere and anyone. It requires an open mind when taking on challenging and demanding tasks. It produces an ability to do more with less. Creativity is driven by passion and positive energy.
Excellence: We strive for perfection and we ensure the highest level of quality through accountability, supportive teamwork, and personal perseverance.
Passion: We love what we do and we put our heart and soul into every initiative we undertake.
Commitment: We are committed to our team, our clients, and our goals. We impact lives, and serve a critical role in improving our client’s livelihood by improving their customers’ experience and happiness. It takes true commitment to make this happen.