Global Conference 2011
CEO, Margaritaville Holdings
John Cohlan is CEO of Margaritaville Holdings, a lifestyle brand management company operating in the consumer products, hospitality, gaming, restaurant and media businesses. The brand, inspired by Jimmy Buffett, is based on the concept of island escapism. The company generated 2010 sales in excess of $600 million. It includes Margaritaville restaurants, both domestic and international; Margaritaville Beach Hotels and Resorts; Cheeseburger in Paradise casual dining restaurants; Landshark Lager; Margaritaville Spirits; Margaritaville Footwear; Margaritaville Packaged Foods; Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Makers (blenders); Margaritaville Outdoor Furniture; Margaritaville Sunglasses; Margaritaville Apparel; and Radio Margaritaville on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. The company plans to open casinos in Las Vegas and Biloxi within the next year. Cohlan graduated from Princeton University, attended the London School of Economics and graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center.