Meet Our Vice President
- Jay Kudla
Vice President of Operations, Ryan Sanders Sports Services Food & Beverage Division
A 21-year veteran in the Sports & Entertainment food service industry, Jay is responsible for leading RS3’s entire Food & Beverage division. His multi-unit management background includes improving operations in the MLB, NBA, NFL, NCAA, NASCAR, MiLB and NHL, as well as both Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans, LA and Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, AZ.
Prior to joining RS3, Jay served as Regional Vice President for Centerplate, leading operations for various venues including FedEx Field, the largest stadium in the NFL and home of the Washington Redskins. The facility design renovations, service improvements and new menu development executed by him and his management team at FedEx Field resulted in the highest single-game per capita in NFL history.
Jay was elected as a founding member of the Centerplate’s Centers of Excellence – Sports committee, charting the company’s future course, and he was also nominated for the 40 Under 40 award for industry professionals in Sports Business Journal. His multi-unit responsibilities continued with Levy Restaurants, directing the Atlanta-area venues such as Philips Arena, Atlanta Motor Speedway and the new RED restaurant. He has also been an industry consultant for new venue openings and renovation projects for clients that include Washington Nationals, Wake Forest University and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He and his team at the Greensboro Coliseum had the unique opportunity to give back to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, preparing sleeping accommodations and hot meals for any potential displaced families.
Jay has a dual-degree from Central Michigan University in Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and currently resides in Hutto, TX.