Gabriel Scott

founder & president

Gabe grew up in New Jersey, but his lifelong fascination with New York City and the Hospitality Industry lead him to NYU. After college, Gabe made Manhattan his home and began working with several hospitality groups including W Hotels/Starwood, EMM Group, and IGC.

After learning all he could about day-to-day operations, Gabe started consulting for restaurants, bars, hotels and nightclubs across the hospitality landscape.  He became a passionate student of the industry, digging into methods of operation, turnover, marketing and culture to identify what drives the business of hospitality. Gabe became fascinated with cases of abrupt success and failure in the restaurant industry, and was convinced that with his experience, creativity and expertise, he could ensure the success of any hospitality concept.

Gabe started SHIFT in 2017 with a mission to disrupt the idea of what Hospitality Consulting can be, taking a more hands-on, collaborative and full-scope management approach. His focus is on concept development, asset management, strategic marketing, corporate structure, culture driving and overall food & beverage management.

Favorite Food:  An everything bagel loaded with scallion cream cheese please!
Favorite Drink:  Make it a Mezcal...neat.
Hidden Talent:  Legend speaks of a man named Gabrielle...a Mario Kart master, no one has ever bested in battle...