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Team

The people that make it possible

Greg Kowalski - President & CEO

Greg Kowalski

President & CEO

Greg has more than 40-years of extensive experience in executive management, consulting and finance with The RK Group, a privately held, full-service catering and events company. He has demonstrated expertise in planning, marketing, business development, administration, team building, cost control and development of controls and procedures.Under Greg’s leadership, The RK Group has grown beyond catering and into a powerhouse of event companies offering services that provide solutions to events of every size in locations that span from empty fields to incredible ballrooms.
Brian Colton - CFO

Brian Colton

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer for The RK Group, Brian Colton provides the organizational oversight for all related financial administration activities, including: strategic planning; funding (debt and capital); financial reporting; cash flow management; budgeting and internal controls; value alignment; risk management; and business acquisition financing. Colton has over 20 years of executive management experience in the hospitality industry, having served as chief operating officer for a Dallas-based restaurant group where he directed the company’s growth from a small startup business to a multi-million dollar concern. In his current role with The RK Group, he is additionally responsible for relevant contributions to the company’s special projects such as municipal RFPs and RFQs and supervising all accounting personnel team members and their day-today efforts. Colton holds a bachelor of business administration in finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Ken Holtzinger - Senior VP

KEN HOLTZINGER

Senior Vice President

Ken Holtzinger has more than 30 years of culinary and management experience. His reputation for orchestrating exact and flawless events of all styles and sizes is part of what makes The RK Group so successful. Currently Senior Vice President, Ken began his career as a sous chef with the company in 1991. His creativity, dedication and local of the business helped him quickly climb the ranks into a leadership position.
Neil Fuselier - Senior VP

Neil Fuselier

Senior Vice President

Hailing from the food-centric city of New Orleans, Neil Fuselier began his career there in hospitality service as Director of Sales and Production for the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. His responsibilities for corporate events, exhibit openings, related receptions and involvement with citywide events hosting over 20,000 attendees more than prepared him for his role with The RK Group, Austin, Texas. Overseeing all operations for Rosemary's Catering Austin,
Jerry Magatagan - Senior VP

Jeffrey Magatagan

Senior Vice President

Jeffrey Magatagan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI and returned to his hometown of San Antonio to pursue his career in the culinary arts. From his position as Executive Chef at the Plaza San Antonio Hotel, Magatagan first joined the The RK Group, LLC in 2000 as Executive Chef, and later became the Director of Operations at the Facility.
Travis Kowalski - Director of Operations

Travis Kowalski

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Mr. Kowalski brings over 15 years of experience in the event industry, joined The RK Group in 2009, and is responsible for directing and coordinating integrated large scale events and operations across the United States, as well as tenting and equipment sales, operations and logistical support in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston.
Laurie Ontjes - VP of Operations

Laurie Ontjes

Vice President of Operations

Laurie's experience ensures that your event execute beautifully and flawlessly. As a veteran in the event industry, Laurie can be counted to provide truly anything you need.