Kimball
brienza

O-Ku Operations

Kimball Brienza has spent his career in the culinary and hospitality industry focused on creating memorable experiences for each guest that walks through the door. Becoming a part of the Indigo Road at its inception as a server, he has since been integral in taking O-Ku from a single concept to a multi-unit brand garnering many accolades along the way, and he remains committed to the expansion of O-Ku.

In 2019, Kimball helped bring the O-Ku experience to a fast-casual concept with the opening of Sukoshi in Atlanta. His culinary knowledge combined with his interpersonal and relationship building skills enables him to take a holistic approach to managing the restaurants while acting as a culture curator. Whether helping with food preparation in the kitchen or serving bites to the community through outreach events, Kimball is a hands-on leader who sets a positive example.

Kimball’s strength lies in sharing his knowledge with team members to help support their goals for establishing a rewarding career in the culinary and hospitality industry. His career in the culinary industry started in high school when he completed a two-year culinary degree in 2000 from the OAOC technical and career education school in upstate New York.

STEVE
PALMER

Founder

Jennifer
Dailey

Accounting

Kevin
Krapp

Atlanta Region Operations

Larry
Spelts

Hotels

Jeremiah
Bacon

Executive Chef and Partner

Dominick
Delledera

Nashville Region Operations

Jon
Murray

Restaurants

Zach
Stewart

Raleigh Operations

Kimball
brienza

O-Ku Operations

Samy
Eltoukhy

Finance

Kelly
Peters

Human Resources

Cullen
Wyatt

Beverage Programs

Michael
Chanthavong

O-Ku Culinary

Vonda
Freeman

Wine Programs

Christa
Polinksy

Events & Catering

Scott
Neslage

Revenue Management

Larry
Spelts

Hotels

Zach
Stewart

Raleigh Operations

Cullen
Wyatt

Beverage Programs