Matt Triola is currently the Senior Human Resource and Training Manager for Big River Restaurants, an Applebee’s franchisee with locations in Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana. As the youngest member of the executive team Matt supervises and provides consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budgets and labor relations.
Matt has more than ten years of restaurant management experience. At Applebee’s, he has recently designed and implemented a new Manager in Training program, installed a Workplace Safety program and created policies and procedures related to the organizations visions and values. Additionally, as the Senior Human Resource Manager, Matt ensures the organization’s compliance with federal, state and local laws. He is also a certified Food Safety Instructor and Proctor from the National Restaurant Association.
He is currently finishing a Masters certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University and maintains a Professional in Human Resource certificate from the Society of Human Resource Management.
Prior to working at Applebee’s, Matt worked in Front Office Operations at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Matt graduated with Cum Laude honors from Missouri State University (formally Southwest Missouri State) in December 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality and restaurant administration with a minor in general business. While at Missouri State, he served as President of Eta Sigma Delta honor society and was a two-time recipient of the Springfield Hotel/Motel Association scholarship.
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