New York-based entrepreneur, restaurateur and wellness executive who has built authentic and lifestyle-driven experience businesses in hospitality sectors around the country. In 2006, Mr. Remm co-founded Catch Hospitality Group (CHG), formerly EMM Group, which quickly became one of the East Coast’s most influential restaurant, hospitality, lifestyle and event management companies. Through his 20 year career, Mr. Remm has a proven track record of creating and sustaining brands that grow and pivot across the hospitality and fitness markets, combining his sharp creative direction and flair for crafting brands that resonate with a business strategy that balances structure with culture in unique concepts. Remm resides in New York with Valerie Goldin-Remm, his wife and incredibly talented interior designer, and their daughter Gia.
Since launching the first Catch concept in 2011, CHG has grown into one of the top grossing restaurant groups in the New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas markets. Catch Hospitality Group continued to develop into a multi-faceted hospitality hub, ultimately selling 50% of the company to business mogul and NBA Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta (2017), who’s Landry’s, Inc. is ranked among the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S, and embarked on large scale expansion with the opening of sister concept Catch Steak (2019) which rocketed to success and laid the foundation for a 2021 expansion into the Aspen and Los Angeles markets.
Since opening 10 years ago, Catch Restaurants have won countless awards and garnered numerous accolades, including the 5-Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences; New York’s #1 Most Requested Restaurant and “Diners’ Choice” Awards on OpenTable.com; Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence recipient; New York’s Most Visited Restaurant according to peer-to-peer ride sharing app, Lyft; and Food Network Magazine named Catch LA the most geo-tagged restaurant in the United States.
In 2020, Mr. Remm co-founded and currently serves as the Chief Brand Officer of FAST Acquisition Corp (NYSE: FST), a $200M Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) focused on acquisition targets in the hospitality and restaurant sectors. In February 2021, FAST announced a definitive agreement to merge with Fertitta Entertainment Inc, which includes all five Golden Nugget casinos, 50% of its online gaming operations, and 500+ Landry’s restaurants, in a $6.6B transaction. The transaction is expected to close in Q2 2021.
Prior to the debut of Catch, Remm also launched successful concepts with his partner, Mark Birnbaum, including Tenjune (2006), Abe & Arthur’s (2009), SL (2009) and Lexington Brass (2011).
While remaining co-CEO of Catch Hospitality Group Remm pivoted to the world of fitness, co-founding and serving as Chief Brand Officer of Rumble (2016) which he built, scaled and ultimately sold to Xponential Fitness (2021), the largest curator of boutique fitness brands in the world. A boxing-inspired group fitness concept with early investments from strong brands such as Equinox, Rumble Boxing opened 14 locations across 5 cities in 3 years before expanding to include full body, cardio and strength concept, Rumble Training. With its recent sale Rumble joins Xponential’s roster of more than 1700 franchise locations under 8 different brands.
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