Lisle Richards, CoFounder, The Metric
After studying Advertising and Photography and moving to New York City at the age of 22, Lisle Richards worked his way up the ranks in the hospitality industry from the ground up. Starting as a waiter in '02 at esteemed venues including Odeon and Balthazar, Lisle was quickly brought on to open and operate the STK concept for the newly minted The One Group. Seven years and 18 properties later, Richards left The One Group as the Vice President of Operations having architected STK, Bagatelle, and Ristorante Asellina. In 2011, Lisle Richards teamed up fellow industry veteran, Eric Marx and co-founded The Metric, an innovative hospitality, nightlife and operations management group. Richards brought the success of his ability to seamlessly blend style, sophistication and quality service and co-conceptualized Gilded Lily, The Wayfarer and Kola House. Richards outlook for multifaceted venues such as a nightclub, an American brasserie, and a modern supper club, Lisle is able to bring his love for design, art and photography to its full fruition for all types of New Yorkers.