Kevin Rufty

Kevin Rufty

Learning & Development Manager
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Charlotte North Carolina
Timezone: America/New_York

Kevin Rufty is a Learning and Development thought leader, currently residing in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kevin serves as the Learning and Development Manager at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. Kevin is passionate about the intersection of Learning and Development and the hospitality industry, which is where he has spent the majority of his career. Prior to joining the Learning and Development field, he gained extensive restaurant operations knowledge through various Operations Management Roles.

In Kevin's current role, he is responsible for identifying training needs; designing, developing, implementing, and refining training systems, programs, and content for all levels of the organization; leading the New Restaurant Opening program and teams; ensuring the success of Managers In Training; authoring e-learning courses; and seeking innovative solutions to increase knowledge retention and impact. Kevin earned his Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) certification in 2017 and his Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) certification in 2019. Kevin is a member of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and actively contributes to organizations such as the National Restaurant Association and the Association for Talent Development.

In his spare time, you can find Kevin applying accelerated learning techniques to his golf game and enjoying time with his fiance and two cats.

Date & Time (EDT) Title Role
Thursday, July 18, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Certification: The Time Is Now! Presenter


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