KARNARDO GARNETT, CEO/COO
Mr. Garnett is a seasoned operations leader with over 20 years’ experience across a variety of industries including Restaurants, Legal Services and Information Technologies (IT) with success in delivering operations management, business results and enterprise growth. Mr. Garnett’s background includes operating restaurants, interfacing with the general public on a wide variety of projects and in several capacities, including, but not limited to strategic and organizational resource planning, internal review procedures, personnel sourcing, macro and micro operations oversight, customer service, recruitment and staffing, vendor relations and sales and marketing optimization.
Mr. Garnett’s passion for the food and beverage industry began when he was an adolescent. His first foray into the business was working for McDonald’s and Ponderosa Steakhouse. Later on, he became a software engineer and had the opportunity to work for several Fortune 500 companies, such as GE, Unisys and Verizon, that gave him further insight into business operations. He also gained international business experience working in Brazil, China, and Mexico, and even completed part of his education at Nankai University College of Law in Tianjin City, China. Mr. Garnett’s career has now come full circle as he has delved back into the food and beverage industry through his operations at Tampa International Airport (TPA) and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE).
Juris Doctor, 2006
Stetson Law School – Gulfport, Florida
Summer Institute in International Law, 2006
Nankai University College of Law – Tianjin City, China
Bachelor of Science – Management Information Systems, 1996
University of South Florida – Tampa, Florida
CEO in Schools
Council for Educational Change – Past Member of Board of Directors
MacDill Air Force Base Honorary Commander
Pinellas County Urban League – Past Member of Board of Directors
Springhill MB Church