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Sean Finter, Founder & President, Barmetrix

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Sean Finter is an entrepreneur, speaker and coach to many high level, internationally recognized bar and restaurant operators.

He’s the author of international hospitality programs, a masterful storyteller, and an advocate of positive change in the industry.

Sean uses his unique storytelling ability and decades of experience to help industry leaders thrive in business by adopting simple & effective systems and by challenging the status quo.


Jason Jelicich, Partner & Senior Business Coach

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Jason is a speaker, published author and business coach. Born and bred into the hospitality industry, Jason has spent 30 years studying the art and science of successful bars and restaurants.

First establishing his hospitality consulting practice in 1997, Jason and his business became part of a global movement for the industry towards higher quality drinks and service professionalism. Over the next decade he worked with teams in the US and Mexico and authored over 300 articles for hospitality publications such as The Modern Bartender, published in 2001.

In 2007, Jason was recognized for his work by being awarded the “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry” award at the Australian Bar Awards and named one of the bar industry’s Top 50 people to watch.

In 2015 Jason relocated to the US and helped establish a national facilitation team for Barmetrix as part of a national consulting contract. His US client base includes some of the world’s most highly reputed bars, restaurants and groups including: Fontainebleau Resort Miami, Kimpton Hotels, The Dead Rabbit & Blacktail, 213 Group, The One Group and a slew of other international bar and restaurant operations.


Tom Hansen, Business Coach

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As a coach, trainer, and facilitator Tom has worked with hundreds of hospitality industry professionals and operators to raise their game.

Working with some of the top bar and restaurant operations from across North America he has been able to create lasting change in businesses and people through his unique perspective.

He has spent the balance of his career creating, developing, and implementing projects and programs to help industry entrepreneurs and consultants.


Candice Bothun, Program Manager

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As the Program Manager for Acceler8, Candice is the point person for all logistics. She coordinates everything from your induction into the program, to the Annapolis Intensive where you’ll meet the rest of the Acceler8ers.

At home she manages three small girls, a husband and a nanny.

Keeping dozens of bar owners and three coaches on track and where they need to be is no sweat for Candice.

Prior to joining Barmetrix, Candice worked in the hotel industry for 15 years in various roles such as Asset Manager, Director of Finance, Conference Service Director, and Sales Director. Needless to say, service is her passion and she loves to take care of this group.