Frank Benzakour

Frank’s has had over a 20 year career within the hospitality industry.  He has managed several NYC restaurants and served as the Director of Food & Beverage at the Princeton, Union and Colony Clubs in New York City. He then advanced to Club House Manager at Bonnie Briar Country Club in Westchester and General Manager of two prestigious private equity clubs, Middle Bay Country Club in Long Island and Rockrimmon Country Club in Connecticut.

Frank’s professional life has been devoted to excellence and his achievements have gained wide recognition. In 2006, Frank was named as the “Rising Star” Club Manager by McMahon Group and Club & Resort Business for his accomplishments at Bonnie Briar. While at Middle Bay, Golf Inc. Magazine selected Frank as its “Most Admired Operator,” a prestigious award given to only 20 operators selected annually out of a field of more than 16,000 golf club professionals worldwide. In 2011 & 2012, Frank was twice a finalist as the Hospitality Professional of the Year, an award given by the HSMAI New York Chapter.

Frank has a degree in Hospitality Management granted by the Academy of Bordeaux, France, and attended the Business School of Baruch College in New York City. He is also a certified Sommelier, a certified Labor Contract Administrator by Cornell School of Labor Management and a Certified Club Manager with CMAA (the Club Managers Association of America). Frank also serves on many committees within the Metropolitan Chapter of the CMAA and works with a variety of charitable organizations including AABR (Association for the Advancement of the Blind and Retarded) and Island Harvest.

Frank’s business acumen includes strategic planning, forecasting, financial management and implementing short and long range business plans. As a General Manager, he has a focus and passion for providing top-quality customer service.

Frank and his wife Christina enjoy an active life with their two sons Adam and Ryan.