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Lee Maen

Partner, Innovative Dining Group

THE LATEST: Maen’s restaurant company, Innovative Dining Group, continues to expand, branching out in recent years across the United States and to the Middle East. Maen recently served as chairman of the advisory board that manages the Sunset Strip Business Improvement District, where the company’s headquarters are located.

BACKGROUND: Maen launched Innovative Dining Group with partners Phil Cummins and Craig Katz in 1996 and has acted as the public face of the company. The firm has specialized in Japanese and steak restaurants with a celebrity following, including Sushi Roku, Roku, BOA Steakhouse, Robata Bar and Katana. He has been involved with the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Monica Bay Chapter of YPO.

WORTH NOTING: Maen received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management

YEARS ON THE LA500: 4

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