VCR Group is a modern hospitality company that creates, develops and operates consumer-centric experiences through unmatched hospitality.
Who we are
Founded by a team of seasoned hospitality veterans – David Rodolitz, Gary Vaynerchuk, Josh Capon, and Conor Hanlon – VCR Group is powered by decades of expertise.
Our approach is straightforward: we design environments and experiences that we ourselves would enjoy, prioritizing quality food, ambiance, and genuine hospitality.
As a full-service hospitality company, VCR Group specializes in creating, developing, and operating elevated food & beverage concepts in major markets.
We work with developers, hoteliers, and landlords to bring exciting concepts to life through partnerships, joint ventures, management contracts, and/or licensing agreements.
From standalone neighborhood restaurants to comprehensive programming of larger developments and hotel properties, VCR Group is your one-stop-shop for all hospitality and culinary needs.
We’re committed to bringing innovative ideas and unmatched experiences to our guests, wherever they are in the world.
Who we work with
We collaborate with chefs, developers, operators, bakers, entrepreneurs and many others in the food & beverage landscape who have the like-minded approach of wanting to produce meaningful projects that are rooted in kindness and bring value to future customers.
Our team is perfectly crafted
He helps Fortune 1000 brands leverage consumer attention through his full-service advertising agency, VaynerMedia, which has 9 offices globally. VaynerMedia is part of the VaynerX holding company, including Eva Nosidam Productions, Vayner3, Gallery Media Group, The Sasha Group, VaynerSpeakers, and VaynerCommerce. Gary is also the Co-Founder of VaynerSports, Resy, and Empathy Wines. Gary guided both Resy and Empathy to successful exits – which were sold to American Express and Constellation Brands. He’s also a Board Member at Candy Digital, Co-Founder of VCR Group, Co-Founder of ArtOfficial, Co-Founder of VaynerWATT, and Creator & CEO of VeeFriends. Gary was recently named to the Fortune list of the Top 50 Influential people in the NFT industry.
Gary documents his life daily as a CEO through his social media channels, which have more than 44 million followers. His podcast, “The GaryVee Audio Experience,” ranks among the top podcasts globally. He is a five-time New York Times Bestselling Author and one of the most highly sought-after public speakers.
As the founder and CEO of VCR Group, a modern hospitality company, David is dedicated to creating consumer-centric experiences for guests. He is the visionary behind Flyfish Club, the world's first members-only private dining club, where membership is purchased on the blockchain. David is a co-owner of Ito, an omakase experience, in partnership with renowned chefs Masa Ito and Kevin Kim. He is a founding partner of the Empellón Restaurant Group, where he has successfully built and operated multiple concepts, including a 3-star, NYTimes, 7,500 square foot flagship in the heart of midtown, at 510 Madison Ave.
David also owns and founded Impulse Productions, a premier event-planning company that produces large-scale special events, corporate parties, and charity functions across industries. With a diverse skill set in hospitality and restaurant operations, entrepreneurship, event planning and production, marketing and branding, as well as business development and finance, David is dedicated to pushing boundaries and delivering outstanding experiences for guests and clients.
After a stint at St. Regis Hotel's Astor Court as sous chef under Gray Kunz, he took over as Executive Chef at Matthew's, followed by Alva, and later took on the role of Executive Chef at Canteen in SoHo. He went on to open several successful restaurants, including Lure Fish Bar, Burger & Barrel Winepub, El Toro Blanco and Bowery Meat Company with Mercer Street Hospitality Group.
Capon's latest venture is the hospitality portfolio VCR Group, which he co-founded with David Rodolitz, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Conor Hanlon in 2021.
In 2011, he joined Chef Andrew Carmellini at NoHo Hospitality and became Chef De Cuisine of The Dutch Miami before running the entire Food & Beverage program at W Hotel South Beach Miami, Starwood’s flagship W location. He was later promoted to Culinary Director for NoHo Hospitality, overseeing 16 restaurants across different cities in the US.
Conor's keen eye for detail has transcended cuisine, and carried over to his design of kitchen and restaurants, believing it plays an integral part in the hospitality experience. Conor is fueled by his passion for culture, experience, cuisine, and aesthetic.