Tim McEnery
Founder & CEO

McEnery earned his bachelor’s degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management from Purdue University, and honed his skills at Aramark’s specialty restaurant division and Lynfred Winery. McEnery opened the first restaurant in Orland Park, IL in 2005.

Tim McEnery, Founder

Tim, an industry veteran who started Cooper’s Hawk at the age of 29, has grown Cooper’s Hawk into a competitive retail operation generating nearly $220 million in annual revenue with 30 restaurants and an award-winning winery. McEnery has received multiple awards including Crain’s Chicago Business’s ‘40 Under 40’, Ernst & Young’s ‘2014 Midwest Entrepreneur
of the Year’ and the LEAD Award from HR.com.