PHOENIX, April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Reconstruction Partners proudly announces celebrated restaurant designer and brand consultant Kathy Diamond Ulepic has joined the firm as senior associate in the Phoenix office.

Ms. Diamond Ulepic and her firm, Kathy Diamond Design Associates, will be a valuable resource available to Restoration Partners clients. Before forming her own firm in 1999, she was director of restaurant and retail design at AM Partners in Santa Monica and, prior to that, director of design at Babcock & Schmid (now L/P Design & architecture), Bath, OH. Widely known nationally, Ms. Diamond Ulepic has worked with over 30 restaurant chains and several retail chains in assessment and planning, strategic development, brand identity, trade dress, exterior and interior design, space planning, packaging, specifications, prototype implementation and concept roll out.

Lee Cohn, co-founder and partner of RP, notes, “Kathy is a one-of-a-kind talent. She’s obviously enormously creative, but more than that, she understands how restaurants operate – things like flow, kitchens and the efficiencies which, especially, chain operators look for. It’s very rare for a creative designer to have that insight.”

Wallace Hite, RP co-founder and managing partner in Nashville, remarked, “Kathy is a highly functional designer who always provides a clear business perspective in her design presentations. She really speeds up the process of solving problems or seizing opportunities.”

She will collaborate with clients and RP business and finance experts on concept creation, refinement and execution, restaurant design and redesign and all forms of environmental and brand visioning.

Ms. Diamond Ulepic is a graduate of Kent State University and is a former board member of ASID and a board member of the Northern Arizona University School of Hotel & Restaurant Management.

She and Mr. Cohn will be attending the Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix, April 7-11 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and will be meeting and networking with senior finance and restaurant management attendees.

About Reconstruction Partners

Reconstruction Partners, Nashville and Phoenix, is full service advisory company focused on chain restaurants, emerging restaurant brands, troubled companies and franchising. The principals of the company have over 100 years of combined industry experience, nearly 80 of which are at the C-level. The partners consult, manage, raise capital and lead the purchase and sale of companies. For more about Reconstruction Partners visit or call Lee Cohn (602-405-0353) or Wallace Hite (615-218-1521).

SOURCE Reconstruction Partners

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