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Arturo Gomez

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Big Game Air
Arturo’s creative business vision and passion for sports merged to forge the exciting business that is Big Game Air. For more than 19 years, Arturo has been creating hospitality concepts and building strong teams to grow their footprint in Chicago’s incredibly competitive hospitality landscape. Arturo’s operational and marketing expertise, industry acumen, and dedication and drive for success have made him one of the most respected professionals in Chicago’s hospitality industry. His ability to identify talent and create solid teams has enabled long-term sustained growth for his ventures. At the forefront of Arturo’s profitable business partnerships and admired employee relations is his highly effective leadership abilities and customer connections, that have placed his projects at the top of a very short list of consumer and media favorites. Born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, Arturo attended the University of Michigan where he majored in Biology and Latin American studies. Upon moving to Chicago in 1997, he started his career in the Chicago hospitality industry. With a passion for providing superior customer service experiences, he worked his way to become a nightclub general manager, and shortly thereafter in 2002, Arturo teamed up with two other industry professionals, and together they launched Rockit Ranch Productions, a Chicago-based restaurant and nightlife development, and management company. Since its debut, Rockit Ranch has developed into seven unique venues with a team of more than 650 employees. In 2017, Arturo went on to pursue other entrepreneurial interests, and joined forces with friend and fellow hospitality veteran Todd Rubin, to launch Big Game Air. For nearly two decades, there is no area of business development that Arturo has not been intimately involved with. It is this strong diversified experience that Arturo brings to the leadership team of Big Game Air. He truly believes that the guest experience is paramount, and he focuses on delivering an elevated and memorable entertainment experience through innovative products with top-level service.