Mr. John Rivers is the Owner and Chef of 4 Rivers Smokehouse of Winter Park, LLC. Mr. Rivers founded 4 Rivers Smokehouse LLC in 2004 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Owner. Mr. Rivers was the Chef of 4 Rivers Smokehouse LLC. Mr. Rivers diverse career experience spans two decades and ranges from managing a billion-dollar pharmaceutical distribution operation, to opening one the of fastest growing new restaurants in the Southeast. He served as President of CuraScript Specialty Distribution, where Mr. Rivers managed the $1.4 billion pharmaceutical operation and lead strategic growth and business development efforts. Mr. Rivers served as Director of the Strategic Business Group for Johnson & Johnson, Cordis Division and Vice President of National Accounts for American Home Products. He has experience in business modeling, strategic plan development and leadership skills. He founded 4R Ventures, LLC in 2007, the parent company of 4R Restaurant Group. He serves on the Boards of numerous school and community-based charity organizations. He launched “BBQ Ministry”. He has appeared on NBC and FOX morning shows as well as The Good Life Network. He has been celebrated nationally on Food&Wine.com and in Cigar Aficionado, Restaurant Business, FOOD Magazine and Paula Deen Magazine. He was invited to present at the 2011 and 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival and to cook at the James Beard House in New York City in 2013. He is a graduate of the Florida State University School of Business.