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James Kallas

President/Principal, Restaurants

After a highly successful 30+ year career as an executive with the Compass Group, Jim is excited to have joined Maverick Restaurants as President and Principal along with Bob Habeeb. Maverick Restaurants is the sister company to Maverick Hotels and Restaurants and focuses on all aspects of hospitality within the Maverick brand portfolio.

Jim’s 40-year hospitality background in hotels, restaurants, and managed hospitality venues across the United States brings a unique expertise level to Maverick. Jim is the past chairman of the Illinois Restaurant association and continues to serve on the executive committee. He also is a board member of the Chicago Police Foundation and Quest Managed Services.

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