THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT POSSIBLE
Since 1946, the RK family has been growing. Over the years, our family has not only grown in number of members but in number of divisions. As its leaders, it is our responsibility to not only provide the tools to grow and exceed our client’s expectations but celebrate and safeguard the heart and soul of what makes the RK Group so special. No matter our last name, we are all family at the RK Group. Circa is not only dedicated to this endeavor and mission, but we take these values wherever we might go. “Deep in the heart of” …South Florida, Texas, Arizona, Washington DC, and all of our destinations, we celebrate our clients, our heritage, and what makes all of our destinations and beyond so incredible.
President and CEO of The RK Group
Greg has more than 40-years of extensive experience in executive management, consulting and finance with The RK Group, a privately held, full-service catering and events company. He has demonstrated expertise in planning, marketing, business development, administration, team building, cost control and development of controls and procedures.
Under Greg’s leadership, The RK Group has grown beyond catering and into a powerhouse of event companies offering services that provide solutions to events of every size in locations that span from empty fields to incredible ballrooms.
CFO of The RK Group
As Chief Financial Officer for The RK Group, Brian Colton provides the organizational oversight for all related financial administration activities, including: strategic planning; funding (debt and capital); financial reporting; cash flow management; budgeting and internal controls; value alignment; risk management; and business acquisition financing.
Colton has over 20 years of executive management experience in the hospitality industry, having served as chief operating officer for a Dallas-based restaurant group where he directed the company’s growth from a small startup business to a multi-million dollar concern.
In his current role with The RK Group, he is additionally responsible for relevant contributions to the company’s special projects such as municipal RFPs and RFQs and supervising all accounting personnel team members and their day-today efforts. Colton holds a bachelor of business administration in finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President of CIRCA
Christopher brings over two decades of experience in the meetings and events industry as well as trade show and exhibition services. He has managed operations, sales, marketing, customer service, and account management within the hospitality and branding business sectors.
After graduation from Michigan State University, Christopher started his career working with the automotive industry in events and exhibitions throughout the Detroit area and beyond. Working with esteemed partners such as GM Creative Services, HB Stubbs, and Carlson Marketing, Christopher contributed to the successes of GM World and many of the automotive world’s biggest events for the first few years of his career. e continued on to transition from both the exhibit and event realms to the DMC industry, eventually bringing both together. Most recently, he served as Vice President of the Eastern Regions for both PRA and Kuoni (now MC&A).
Christopher’s passion for our industry and our clients is at the core of all of his partner engagements. As Vice President of Circa, he leads the division in its day to day operations as well as its expansion strategy and role within The RK Group. He thrives on not only being an ambassador for Circa and the destinations that he loves but to all those that we host for unforgettable experiences.
Corporate Director, Staffing & Development
Rivera brings over 25 years’ experience in talent acquisitions to her corporate leadership role at The RK Group, where she leads management and executive acquisition, as well as customer service training to ensure The RK Group’s high standards are always achieved.
Not only does Rivera spearhead corporate recruiting and strategic acquisition of key talent, but also leverages her deep experience with operations to help with training, employee development, and human resource optimization. Rivera has been with The RK Group for 15 years and rose to her current role after managing both human resource and operations functions.