David Marvin – Founder and President of Legacy Ventures
Mr. Marvin, founder and president of Legacy Property Group®, was an early believer in downtown Atlanta’s resurgence. Since making his first investment downtown in 1994, Mr. Marvin has developed $500 million in downtown real estate. Atlanta tested Legacy, but the firm has grown its purview well beyond. Operating teams were formed that today employ roundly 1,000 people managing hotels, restaurants, and special event venues. Legacy’s in-house financial, marketing, design and construction teams represent collaborative resources for its development, asset management, and operations initiatives.
Mr. Marvin’s professional career began as a graduate engineer on the docks of Electric Boat Naval Shipyard. Ten years into his career, Mr. Marvin transitioned from construction to real estate. He earned a bachelor degree in civil engineering from the University of Vermont, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s of science degree in real estate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and is active on several civic boards, including the Atlanta Rotary Club, the Central Atlanta Progress Executive Board, Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Board, Chair of ADID Interagency Law Enforcement Task Force, the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, President of the Atlanta Hospitality Alliance, and Founder/Chairman of the Centennial Park District®.
Brian Bullock – Chief Operating Officer, LV Restaurants
Mr. Bullock has over fifteen year’s of experience in the restaurant industry working with high-volume, industry-leading companies. He began his career in 1995 with Houston’s restaurants in Atlanta. After being promoted to General Manager, Mr. Bullock operated stores in both New Orleans and Houston. In 2000 Mr. Bullock left Houston’s to become Vice President of Operations for Border Cafe Restaurants. In 2007 Mr. Bullock joined Bricktop’s Restaurant Company. Bricktop’s was founded by the original Houston’s co-founder Joe Ledbetter and industry veteran Tom Brunnberg. Mr. Bullock earned his Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University and his Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is an active member of the Georgia Restaurant Association Board.
Christopher Blobaum – Food and Beverage Director, LV Restaurants
Chef Blobaum comes to Legacy most recently from The Liberty House Restaurant Corporation where he served as corporate chef to Bone’s, Blue Ridge Grill and OK Café. Chef Blobaum’s passion for producing creative dishes began at an early age in his native Iowa where he learned to experience and appreciate the benefits of organic farming and agricultural sustainability firsthand. Educated at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., Chef Blobaum has enjoyed a coast-to-coast career. The classically French trained chef enjoys combining classic regional fare with fresh flavors of locally and garden-grown ingredients.
Rhys Buhrman – Director of Catering, LV Restaurants
Mr. Buhrman brings over twenty five years of catering, sales, customer service, hospitality, logistics, and food and beverage operations management to the Legacy team. He began his career over 20 years ago in southern California managing a fast casual family restaurant concept, then in 1998 he joined the renowned Peasant Restaurant group in Atlanta. In 2004 he joined forces with a small catering start up and spent a decade in his capacity as Director of Sales and Operations, building the firm to a multi-million dollar catering and restaurant operation. Since arriving at Legacy in early 2014, Rhys has managed Atlanta’s famous Ventanas event facility, in addition to serving as General Manager for Legacy’s catering division, Legacy Catering and Events.
Christina Cummings – Catering Sales Manager, LV Restaurants
Christina has recently joined Legacy Catering and Events as the Catering Sales Manager. Her educational background and depth of knowledge in the hospitality industry will prove to be an asset to the LCE brand.
She graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, as well as Business Administration. Feeling the need to broaden her horizons, she undertook an opportunity to move to the Cayman Islands and then Las Vegas, Nevada. During this time, she gained vast experience which led to her return to Charleston, SC where she started with Lustig Consulting, LLC. Here she took the role of Meeting and Event Coordinator for the International Association of Rehab Professionals. From there, as Carolina Ale House planned to open their new location in downtown Charleston, they provided Christina with the next stepping stone in her career. As Sales and Special Events Coordinator, Christina promoted the brand and venue along with planning many in house and off premise events for groups, businesses and schools in the area. Upon her relocation to Atlanta, Georgia in 2015, she was quickly offered and accepted a position at Soiree Catering and Events where she assisted in directing numerous high profile events.
Jeff Sime – Vice President of Operations, LV Restaurants
Jeff Sime joined Legacy Restaurant Partners in late 2013 as the vice president of operations and oversees the day-to-day operations of all Legacy Restaurants. Sime is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in every aspect of restaurant operations, from site selection and menu development to training and strategic growth. He holds a bachelor’s degree in both hospitality administration and marketing from Florida State University.