Family Matters: May/June 2020
Joshua Patinkin, a third-generation family member, has been promoted to senior vice president, capital markets at Golub & Company, an international real estate development and investment firm based in Chicago. He will also serve on the Golub & Company investment committee.
Patinkin joined the company four years ago and has played key roles working with limited partners in raising new funds and sourcing investment opportunities. He led the firm’s expansion into Denver last year.
Tony Capuano has joined Donato’s Pizza as executive director of innovation. Capuano is the son of Jane Grote Abell, executive chairwoman of the Columbus, Ohio-based company, and the grandson of founder Jim Grote.
Capuano will focus on development of the company’s innovation strategy and vision while working to bring cross-functional teams together to test and implement new products.
He spent the past five years as a franchise owner of five Snap Fitness locations in Columbus and served on the franchise advisory council and the technology advisory committee for the 1,800-location worldwide company. He is a cofounder of Prescribe Fit, a tech company that serves the healthcare industry.
Capuano is a 2011 graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a degree in marketing and management. In 2017, he completed the Leadership Columbus program, which provides education and training for emerging and current leaders in the region.
Donatos and its franchise partners operate 161 restaurants in 10 states. Its products are served in more than 15 sports and entertainment venues. The company, founded in 1963, was acquired by McDonald’s Corporation in 1999. McDonald’s sold the chain back to the Grote family in 2003.
Lucas Fox has been promoted to director of operations at Fox Packaging, based in McAllen, Texas. In his new role, Fox will oversee production activity across all departments.
Fox is the son of company president Keith Fox and the grandson of Kenneth Fox, who founded the company more than 50 years ago.
He joined the company in 2014 as superintendent of maintenance and was promoted to production manager in 2018.
Fox Packaging develops and provides flexible packaging for fresh produce packers and shippers throughout North America and Latin America.