Co-Founder, Catch Hospitality Group (CHG)
Co-Founder + Board Member, Rumble Fitness
Co-Founder + Chief Brand Officer, FAST
Eugene Remm, is an entrepreneur, restauranteur and wellness expert that has built authentic and lifestyle-driven experience businesses in hospitality sectors around the country. In 2006, Mr. Remm co-founded Catch Hospitality Group (CHG), formerly EMM Group, which quickly became one of the East Coast’s most successful restaurant, nightlife, lifestyle and event management companies, with successful concepts including Tenjune (2006), Abe & Arthur’s (2009), SL (2009) and Lexington Brass (2011).
In 2011 CHG launched its Catch Restaurants concept, which has since grown into one of the top grossing restaurants in the New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas markets, winning awards and garnering accolades including the 5-Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, New York’s #1 Most Requested Restaurant and “Diners’ Choice” Awards on OpenTable.com, Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence recipient, New York’s Most Visited Restaurant according to peer-to-peer ride sharing app, Lyft and its Los Angeles location was named the most geo-tagged restaurant in the United States by Food Network Magazine.
In 2016, Mr. Remm co-founded and served as Chief Brand Officer for Rumble — a boxing-inspired group fitness concept with investments from strong brands such as Equinox — which has quickly become one of the fastest growing fitness concepts in America, opening 13 Rumble Boxing locations in just 3 years and expanding to include a full body, cardio and strength concept, Rumble Training. Eugene currently holds a seat on the board of Rumble.
Catch Hospitality Group continued to develop into a multi-faceted hospitality hub, ultimately selling 50% of the company to business mogul and NBA Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta (2017), who’s privately owned Landry’s, Inc. is ranked among the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S, and embarking on large scale expansion with the opening of sister concept Catch Steak (2019) which rocketed to success and laid the foundation for its 2021 expansion into the Aspen and Los Angeles markets.
In 2020, Mr. Remm co-founded FAST Acquisition Corp (NYSE: FST), a $200M Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) focused on acquisition in the hospitality and restaurant sectors. In February 2021, FAST announced a definitive agreement to merge with Fertitta Entertainment Inc, which includes all Golden Nugget gaming and Landry’s restaurant assets, in a $6.6B transaction. Eugene currently serves as Chief Brand Officer of FAST.
Through his 15 year career, Mr. Remm has a proven track record of creating and sustaining brands that grow and pivot across the hospitality and fitness markets, combining his sharp creative direction and flair for crafting brands that resonate with a business strategy that balances structure with culture in unique concepts.