“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”- Mark Twain
We’re four guys who take whiskey and chicken seriously.
Through 30+ years of leadership and hands on experience at all levels of the restaurant and hospitality industry, built on a solid foundation from The Culinary Institute of America, Roger has successfully led the transformation of individual restaurants, restaurant companies and entire organizations improving their market position. Now as Founder of Restaurant Innovations, a restaurant support and collaborative consulting company. Proud father of Lauren & Zack and Grandpa to Thomas.
Ken Johnsen has extensive general management, product-and-services development, sales and information technology industry expertise. He worked for IBM for 22 years where he managed a variety of profit-and-loss operations and achieved numerous company awards and promotions. He departed IBM as vice president and in the top 1 percent of IBM employees. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of three publicly traded companies. Proud father of two sons, Jack & Andrew.
Josh Babb has 20-plus years of restaurant operations experience. Before forming Rock Libations with his partners, Josh oversaw operations at Kenichi in Victory Park & Nove Italiano in Dallas. Before that, Josh based on his long history of success managing and working for restaurant groups such as Nordstrom restaurants and Brinker International. Proud father of Lauren, Cole & Morgan-and known as Pappy to granddaughter Isabel.
Sean Clavir has been a staple on the national bar/restaurant/nightclub scene for more than 20 years. Sean worked for N9NE Group, which notably contributed four venues to Vegas’ Palms Hotel and Casino—N9NE Steakhouse, Skin Pool Lounge, Rain Nightclub and the Ghostbar. Clavir became the GM of Ghostbar. In 2006, He moved to Dallas to lead the launch of Ghostbar in the W Hotel in Victory Park. Ghostbar remained open until summer of 2012. Sean continues his quest in hospitality as a founding partner of Rock Libations. Proud father of Kalvin & Gannon.