February 2 – Brian Schultz and Charlie Brewer

On the February 2nd edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Brian Schultz – CEO & Founder, Studio Movie Grill

Charlie Brewer – President & CEO, Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation

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Brian Schultz, CEO & Founder, Studio Movie Grill

SMG Wheaton-8359Brian Schultz is the founder/owner and CEO of Studio Movie Grill, a modern in-theater cinema-dining concept combining first-run movies with table service restaurants. He championed and won the ability to show first run movies for his Movie Grill concept 15 years ago, opening the original Studio Movie Grill in 2000, and allowing for the cinema-dining segment of the movie exhibition industry to see enormous growth in recent years.

Currently, Studio Movie Grill has theaters in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Indianapolis.  Columbus, Ohio will open in January 2014 with more expansion on the way including SMG Northwest Highway @ 35 opening in late 2013.

Studio Movie Grill offering state-of-the-art sound and projection capabilities, 100% reserved seating and an eclectic menu featuring it’s own signature STUDIO wines plus a varied slate of alternate programing (SMG With A Twist) annually attracting more than 7 million patrons and hosting thousands of special events.


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Charlie Brewer, President & CEO, Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation

Charlie BrewerCharlie Brewer serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation, a non-profit corporation that operates upscale retirement and assisted living communities in Dallas, Houston, Austin and Corpus Christi, Texas and one in Carmel, Indiana.

Charlie serves on the board and as chairman of each of the non-profit boards for these communities and has served as a director since 2004.  As an attorney, he has also served as a director of a number of publicly traded companies and has spent most of his career restructuring financially troubled companies on behalf of various creditor groups. Charlie brings legal expertise to the Board and has served as counsel for other publicly traded companies.

Charlie holds both a B.A. and J.D. degrees from Southern Methodist University.


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Charlie Brewer, Host Steve A Klein, Brian Schultz

January 26 – Blaine Nelson and Jeff Sinelli

On the January 26th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Blaine Nelson – President and CEO, The Cooper Institute

Jeff Sinelli – Chief Vibe Officer, Which Wich

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 Blaine Nelson, President and CEO, The Cooper Institute

Blaine Nelson PictureBefore joining The Cooper Institute team last year, Blaine Nelson was Office Managing Partner of Deloitte’s North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas practices headquartered in Dallas. Under his leadership the firm grew from fewer than 1,000 employees to more than 1,600 in the three states.

Blaine has served as the Mayor of Fruit Heights City in Utah. He has also brought his community service to Dallas as Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Dallas Symphony Association, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas, the Dallas Regional Chamber and the Dallas Arboretum.

Established by Dr. Kenneth Cooper in 1970, The Cooper Institute conducts groundbreaking research on the relationship between exercise and health benefits


Jeff Sinelli, Chief Vibe Officer, Which Wich

JPSJeff Sinelli serves as Founder, CEO, and Chief Vibe Officer of Which Wich. He has created and grown an iconic brand, both domestically and internationally, to 300 locations in 10 years, and spreading a lot of positive vibes along the way.

In 1998, Sinelli created Genghis Grill, a Mongolian Barbecue restaurant, which he grew to 11 units in five states.  Sinelli sold the concept in 2003, and set to work on filling what he felt was a void in the sandwich arena.

Sinelli created Which Wich in 2003, prompting QSR Magazine to refer to him as a “branding phenom” upon its launch.  The company began awarding franchise rights in 2005. By 2013, Which Wich has expanded throughout the United States, and has opened locations in Mexico, Panama, Qatar, and Dubai, with over 100 more locations in development.



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