Tim Gjonbalic
Founder, CEO
Butler Hospitality
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Speaker Bio: Tim Gjonbalic

Realizing the hotel room service model had not evolved since it was introduced in 1930, Tim Gjonbalic founded Butler in 2016 as an inventive way to provide all types of travelers with the luxury of this high-end hotel amenity, without the operational costs to hoteliers. As the Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Gjonbalic focuses on expansion and sales of the innovative start up brand, currently servicing 40+ hotels and 10,000 guest rooms in New York City alone. With a decade of experience in restaurant development and hospitality, he saw a gap in the market for limited-service hotels and the in-room dining services they are capable of providing, and from that Butler was founded. Tim came up with the idea for Butler when attending St. Johns University and established the 'amenities delivery service' in fall of 2016 shortly after graduating with his Bachelors in Finance in 2014. The Butler business model offers hotel owners the ability to drive utilization from an underperforming kitchen and chefs by instead allowing Butler to provide much higher-quality F&B services through the use of centralized cloud kitchens. Tim is looking to expand Butler into comparable urban markets such as Miami, and beyond in the very near future.