Sternberg to advise GiftRocker / Press Release

Arlington, Virginia – GiftRocker, a leader in digital gifting, is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Sternberg as an advisor. Sternberg is a veteran in the business starting at the original Morton’s of Chicago under legendary restaurateur, Arnie Morton.  Sternberg has gone on to open award-winning restaurants: The Occidental, Sam & Harry’s, The Caucus Room, and Harry’s Tap Room among others. His restaurants have received multiple awards including the DiRoNA Award, Gourmet Magazine’s “Top Tables”, Washingtonian “Blue Ribbon” and “The Fine Dining Hall of Fame” from Nation’s Restaurant News.

Having served as Co-President of Enovo Restaurant Ventures and Senior Vice President of Centerplate Inc (the largest food service contractor in the sports, convention and entertainment industry) for four years and CEO of S&H Restaurants and Essential Restaurants for 20 years prior, Sternberg recently developed (and subsequently sold) Market Tavern, fine dining Chophouse and Gastropub in Arlington Virginia. Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association, Treasurer of Visit Fairfax and former Chairman of the Washington Convention and Visitors Association. He resides in Great Falls, Virginia with his wife of 25 years, Karen and their three daughters.

“Michael has all the qualities we are looking for in an industry advisor. His experience as an award winning restaurateur and national contacts from his tenure on the National Restaurant Association board will be of great assistance as GiftRocker executes its national campaign.” said Alex Robertson, CEO of GiftRocker. “Michael is the prefect complement to existing GiftRocker advisor, Bob Nelson. Michael provides industry depth while Bob is an experienced entrepreneur and advocate for technical startups.”

About GiftRocker
GiftRocker is revolutionizing gifting for small to medium sized shopkeepers. With the GiftRocker service, businesses can sell gift certificates or just about anything from their website, on Facebook, from their iPhone or from their store window.  For more information, visit

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