Matt Volmert is the Chief Executive Officer for Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill and brings his knowledge of all aspects of the operation to his leadership role. He is the oldest son of Dan and Julie Volmert, the founders of Hotshots and began working for the concept at a very early age. He eventually took over as CEO in 2017 after 20 years of service in every area of the operation, starting with mopping floors as a boy to eventually working his way through the kitchen operation and every level of management. He understands the value of working as a family and is committed to welcoming new members to the Hotshots family.
Christopher Avolio has 30 years for bar and restaurant experience to the table from quick service night club and fine dining experience. Starting with a foundation with Marriott he has kept the promise of great customer service and guest satisfaction to the highest level. Chris has been with Hotshots for 23 years and has held every position to include GM DM Operations Manager Director of sales and Marketing facility Maintenance and repair and design and building build out supervision. The newest role for Chris is Director of Franchise Operations which he has held for two years.
Mr. Durnett has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the franchising industry. He works with franchises to assist them with strategic development, brand development, growth, marketing, franchise sales, site selection, lease negotiations, project management and training. Mr. Durnett has worked with franchises all across the United States and with Hotshots Sports Bar and Grill since 2010.
Prior to the franchise industry Mr. Durnett spent 15 years in the hospitality industry. During this time he served in several roles such as Beverage Manager, Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Regional Manager. The last 7 years his responsibilities were the opening of new locations and travel to distress properties to return them to profitability.
Justin Boyd has been the director of marketing and digital assets for Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill since 2014. With vast experience in media buying, social media, content creation and promotions, Justin is tasked with leading the marketing and promotional elements for Hotshots. From professional sports sponsorships to radio to TV to social media to graphics, print and everything in-between, Justin has experience in all aspects of media and promotions.
Previously, Justin was the VP of web operations for insideSTL.com and 590AM KFNS radio in St. Louis and has also worked as director of operations for AK Music Management and Promotions. He is there to assist you in your marketing efforts to help reach your guests and deliver fun content and drive to improve guest counts and sales.