Daniel Weiss has been in the business space since 1989 when he started Carolina Computer Consultants, a successful POS software company. After selling the company, he supported Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, leading a team of technical professionals who architected, managed and supported all of the firm’s major IT functions, dramatically improving the firm’s IT platform, security posture, service levels, and data integrity. Most recently, Dan co-founded Varrow, Inc., a INC500 and NC FAST50 company which was later acquired by Sirius Computer Solutions, a national integrator of technology-based business solutions that span the enterprise, including the data center and lines of business, where he continued as the Senior Vice President of Sales Strategy and Planning.
Dan continues his expertise in putting together high performing teams in creating The Menagerie Hospitality Group. To Dan, hospitality means welcoming all people as new friends to offer them authentic, custom and thoughtful service. With two unique concepts already underway, Dan looks forward to creating interesting and carefully-crafted venues for guests to enjoy their free time.
“Charlotte is such a special city, a place I have called home for most of my life. It’s been thrilling to see how Charlotte has made moves toward becoming a “food city,” and that is a landscape and effort Menagerie Group is excited to join. I am excited to collaborate with some of Charlotte’s finest creative talent to bring our fresh and innovative culinary ideas to life in the Queen City.”
Sean logan keyser
Vice President, Brand Experience
Sean provides oversight for design, execution, and sustainability of brand features and qualities to guarantee the highest level of customer experience across the Menagerie portfolio.
Sean's entire career has been centered around consumer experience in healthcare, retail, and hospitality. As a senior leader in numerous healthcare companies, he has led both operations and the design and execution of consumer experience strategy up to and including his role as Vice President & Customer Experience Officer for Novant Health. Prior to joining The Menagerie Hospitality Group, Sean founded Cuemanity Partners, a recognized consumer strategy and experience design firm.
As an avid wine enthusiast, musician, and customer experience "geek," Sean brings his passion for all of these as fodder for creating customer delight for each Menagerie brand.
General Manager, The Wine Loft
Born with sales, service and hospitality in her system, Tara Cottone has advanced through the food and beverage scene to become an expert in taking care of people. From her very first restaurant job as a teen, to her current role as General Manager at The Wine Loft, Tara has leveraged a combination of an analytical educational background and long term service industry experience to yield extreme capabilities with attention to detail, genuine and efficient customer care, and a passion for the creation of unforgettable customer experiences. With savvy, creativity and specialty in the business of restaurant management, acquired through working in high-frequency venues in Miami and Charlotte, Tara is excited to support the Menagerie Hospitality Group’s mission to create unique, welcoming and meaningful experiences.