Chip is a founder and Managing Partner at Artistry Restaurants. Chip is primarily responsible for overseeing operations, design, and construction for Artistry. Chip also founded and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Simonson Road Partners, a private investment firm affiliated with Artistry.
Before Artistry, Chip served as Co-Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Flagship Investment Group. Under Chip’s leadership, Flagship established a self-storage brand that became the 45th largest self-storage company in the U.S. in less than 18 months.
Before founding Flagship, Chip provided construction, development, and consulting services to hospitality companies including Starwood Hotels, Starwood Vacation Ownership, Hilton Grand Vacations, Wyndham Worldwide, Embassy Suites, and Hilton Hotels. Chip has participated in the development, construction, or renovation of more than 20,000 hotel rooms, restaurants, and resort amenities. Chip is a former Florida-certified general contractor and is a licensed real estate broker in Florida.
Chip received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Central Florida, and has completed all coursework for a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. Chip has been married to his wife, Cher, for 45 years, and has four children and seven grandchildren. Chip loves learning, golf, and football, especially the UCF Knights and Alabama Crimson Tide.