Brian Yost

Brian Yost

Meliora Consulting | Secretary of The Board

A veteran of 35 years in the hospitality industry, Brian founded Meliora
Consulting as a full-service consultancy focused on the hospitality industry, with
emphasis on entertainment venues, restaurants and bars when he recognized
the opportunity existed to help others achieve the same levels of business
success and career fulfillment that he had enjoyed for those 35 years.
Prior to founding Meliora, Brian was President, On Site Products, North American
Concerts for Live Nation, with responsibility for ancillary revenue streams for Live
Nations’ 42 amphitheaters and 6 select clubs and theaters, which host 13 million
music fans at close to 1400 shows annually.
Brian began his professional career with Marriott Hotels and Resorts in property-
based positions, where he rose through the ranks in restaurants, bars and
catering, ending up a Director of Food and Beverage at a young age.
Brian’s next opportunity came with a move to France, where he was a proud
member of the pre-opening and opening teams of the Euro Disney Resort
complex. After three years in France, Brian returned to the States, where he
continued his tenure with Disney at Walt Disney World’s Pleasure Island,
responsible for the day to day operation of this retail, dining and entertainment
complex.
From Pleasure Island and Disney, Brian moved to Universal Studios, Florida,
where he spent a brief time heading up the operational development of
Universal’s City Walk there. After that stint, he returned to Marriott International,
spending almost eight years in restaurants and beverage at the corporate level,
eventually becoming corporate Vice President, Global Restaurants and
Beverage.
Brian joined Harrah’s Entertainment in June 2005 as Vice President, Global F&B
Operations and was responsible for leading the strategic direction of the food and
beverage programming for the world’s largest casino company. After that role, he
transitioned into a position on the corporate development team, in which Brian
was charged with international concept and new project development for the
casino company.
When not working on ways to help others achieve their business objectives,
Yost remains active in the industry through his participation in numerous advisory
boards, as well as through his role as a member of the Board of the 501 (c)(3)
charity Children Of Restaurant Employees (CORE).