Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Morton's Restaurant Group
Ronald M. DiNella is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Morton’s Restaurant Group, an international chain of more than 75 upscale steakhouses, well known for its USDA prime aged beef and genuine hospitality. Morton’s Restaurant Group also owns Bertolini’s Authentic Trattorias and Trevi, white tablecloth Italian restaurant concepts. In his role as Senior Vice President, Mr. DiNella oversees all financial, compliance, tax and technological aspects for the Morton’s, Bertolini’s and Trevi restaurants. In addition, Mr. DiNella also oversees the Company’s investor relations strategy.
Mr. DiNella has spent the majority of his twenty-seven years in the restaurant industry with Morton’s. He began his career in 1982 as an Assistant Controller, working directly with Arnold Morton. In 1986 Mr. DiNella assumed the position of Controller for Morton’s, which he held until 1991. After a brief stint away, he returned to Morton’s in 1993 as Vice President of Finance and was escalated to Senior Vice President – Finance in 1998. Mr. DiNella was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in December 2005 in advance of the Company’s Initial Public Offering.
Mr. DiNella has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Restaurant Association and has served on the Illinois CPA Society’s Entertainment Committee. Mr. DiNella has been a featured speaker at several international restaurant conferences.
Mr. DiNella resides in northern Illinois with his wife of more than twenty years and their three children.