Preston Rideout is a highly sought-after Nightclub and Bar Consultant with 25 years of experience and 75 Alcohol Safety Certifications. As CEO of Rideout Hospitality, he provides consulting to Hotels, Casinos, Resorts, Restaurants, Nightclubs, and Bars. As Founder of The Dram Shop Experts, Preston Rideout provides alcohol-related expert witness testimony for Restaurant, Nightclub, and Bar lawsuits.
His comprehensive nightlife knowledge provides powerful insight into responsible alcohol service and industry-standard bar operations. For these reasons, Preston Rideout is the legal industry's leading nightclub and bar expert.
Upon graduating from the University of Mississippi, Preston Rideout relocated to Las Vegas to operate Coyote Ugly, Tangerine Nightclub, Pure Nightclub, PCD l Louge, Audigier Nightclub, LAX Nightclub, Noir Bar, EVE Nightclub, Venus, and Rehab Pool Party, located inside New York Casino, Treasure Island Casino, Ceasar's Palace, The Luxor, Aria Casino, and The Hard Rock Hotel.
In 2010, Preston launched Rideout Hospitality and began consulting for Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Nightclubs, and Bars across the United States.
In 2016, Preston Rideout and Ryan Dahlstrom published a Bartender Training Manual and received over 100,000 downloads. To date, The Bar Experts Bartender Training Manual is the most downloaded document in the Hospitality Industry.
Interbrief.org LLC is one of the nation's most prominent Security RelatedPremises Liability Consulting firms. With over thirty years of Hospitality and Gaming Asset Protection experience, and ten years of expert witness experience the company is frequently used in advisory capacities for the legal community in addition to local, county, state, and federal agencies.
Contracted Security Evaluation
Proprietary Security Evaluation
Critical Incident Litigation
Homicide, Sexual Assault, Assault
Parking Lot/Garage Security
Entertainment Venue/Concert Security
Principal, Richard M. Santoro, CPP, is an ASIS International board-certified Protection Professional (CPP) and an experienced Hospitality, Resort, Premises Liability Security Expert. He has 3 decades of corporate security experience that includes responsibility for security operations, risk management, executive protection, physical security, CCTV design and operation, investigations, special events, and labor action preparation.
Mr. Santoro's Training Sessions are tailored in scope and length for targeted or combined levels of operations and management. With a focus on leadership, risk management, security, administration, human resources, operations, and facilities, his audiences include all industries in need of security services.
12 Years as an ASIS Board Certified Protection Professional CPP)
Perry Group International, founded in 1985, provides consulting, interim hotel management and restaurant and hospitality expert services for lodging, food services, resorts, and nightclubs. Their group does work nationally and internationally with new startup, profitable, and under-performing and distressed hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, retail and mixed-use real estate.
The professionals at Perry Group International serve as third-party asset manager, owners representative, and advisor, for investors and owners. They also act as court appointed receivers and interim hospitality managers for lenders, operators, and their legal and real estate professionals. Clients have included Biscuits & Blues, Cantina’s, Chevy’s, Choice Hotels, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inns, Hilton, Holiday Inns, Hooter’s Casino, Hyatt, Marriott, McDonald’s, Microtel Inn & Suites, Outback Restaurants, Radisson, Residence Inns, Signature Resort, Sizzler, Sonic Drive-Ins, Starbucks, Starwood, Sheraton, Togo’s, Wendy’s, and Willie Mays Skybox Lounge among others.
Hospitality Management Consulting:
Interim Hotel Management
Temporary General Manager
Short Term Corporate Manager
Hotel Asset Manager
Hotel Restaurant Nightclub Consulting:
Acquisition and Disposition Due Diligence
Financial Evaluation and Income Impact
Planning, Market Analysis, Feasibility
Operations and Internal Review
Pre-opening / Post-opening Technical Support
Workouts, Restructuring and Repositioning
Court Appointed Receiver
Dennis Gemberling, CHA, CFBE, FMP, FCSI, President and Founder of Perry Group International, has over 35 years of experience in the Hospitality Management industry. His experience includes managing, operating, and consulting on full-service, limited-service, extended-stay, all-suite, condo and timeshare hotels and resorts, casual, fine-dining, and quick-service restaurants, bars and nightclubs, special event facilities, casinos, and mixed-use real estate.
Mr. Gemberling has held prior positions for different owners, operators, and chains as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Director of Food & Beverage, and Restaurant Unit Manager. He has been retained for over 400 projects with typical values in the $1 million to $75 million range and revenues in the $1 million to $100 million range both nationally and internationally.
TRIDENT INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE, INC., founded in 1991, provides Professional Investigative, Detection Canine, and Security Consulting Services for law firm, insurance company, and corporate clients offering the following services:
Founder, Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC is a Forensic Security Management Expert Witness with over 40 years of experience in Military and Civil Law Enforcement, Corporate and Private Investigation professions. He has conducted investigative, security risk and threat assessment services throughout North America, to include Alaska and Canada, as well as, several countries in Central and South America for individuals and corporations in residences, educational settings, on corporate campuses, and large venue events.
Since 1991, Mr. Canaan has served as President of Trident Investigative Service, Inc.
He is a former Washington Certified Police Officer and Narcotics Detector Dog Handler. Mr. Canaan is a certified instructor in related disciplines and maintains active membership in numerous professional associations.
Mr. Canaan has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Washington State University.