Within the nightlife, bar and restaurant industry, there is no greater authority than Jon Taffer. He is best known for his ‘in your face,’ no holds ‘barred’ style of turning failing bars into profitable businesses on Spike TV’s number one hit show “Bar Rescue,” which is currently in its fourth season. Jon is recognized internationally as an award-winning bar and nightlife consultant and concept developer.
With over three decades of hands on experience, Jon is a two-time winner of the Bar Operator of the Year award, among a myriad of other honors, and his management methodology, Reaction Management, has become the gold standard of the industry.
In 2010, Jon was appointed President of Nightclub & Bar Media Group where he oversaw the Nightclub & Bar Convention Trade Show. He also sat on its board of directors and serves as a consultant and development advisor to major restaurants, nightclubs and hotels worldwide.
Jon was among the first inductees into the Nightclub Hall of Fame and also holds such distinctions as “Pub Master” in the UK with multiple honors as “Operator of the Year” and “Property of the Year.” He is also credited with creating the NFL Sunday Ticket package while serving a three-year term on the board of NFL Enterprises.
In addition to frequently serving as an expert on national media outlets, offering advice and insights for small businesses and entrepreneurs, Jon often comments on breaking news and provides stock market analysis related to the food and beverage industry. He is also a coveted keynote speaker at major industry conventions and events.
In November 2014, Jon developed an all-inclusive bar and nightclub management app, BarHQ for bar operators. He is also a best-selling author having penned, Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reaction.
Jon currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife Nicole, and his dogs Moxie and Winston.