BIOS

11USA Group is a lifestyle and nightlife management company responsible for the marketing, management and the creative direction of E11EVEN MIAMI and ROOFTOP at E11EVEN. Launched in 2013 to develop E11EVEN MIAMI, 11USA Group focuses on forward-thinking hospitality and ground breaking innovative entertainment experiences.

 

Lead by CEO and Creator, industry veteran Dennis Degori, along with operating partners Gino LoPinto, Daniel Solomon, Ken Degori, Derick Henry and Frances Martin. Combined, the partners of 11USA Group have more than 100 years of nightlife experience across the country.  

 

 

CEO/OWNER/CREATOR

DENNIS DEGORI

Establishing his career in the early 1980s, Dennis DeGori has become one of the most successful owners and innovative operators within the U.S. nightclub and cabaret industries.  DeGori, a New York native, began his career at a small venue in Orlando, Florida. Over the course of three decades, DeGori has opened and/or operated two dozen clubs from New York City to Los Angeles and from Chicago to Miami including some of the nation's highest profile, most profitable and award-winning nightclub/cabarets ranging in sizes from 2,000 SF up to 40,000 SF.


No stranger to impressive accolades, DeGori's operations have been featured in magazines, newspapers, television shows and film, including Larry King Live, New York Times, MTV, Vegas Vacation, ELLE Magazine, Vegas Magazine, The New Yorker, FOX, Howard Stern Show and a multitude of other media outlets.


DeGori has demonstrated a tradition of bringing new and innovative concepts to his nightclub and cabaret venues, including table-side flambé dining, Cirque-du-Soleil-styled theatrical and aerial acts (as far back as 1998), the introduction of the Skye-Lounge (an ultra lounge/nightclub) and live stage musical performances simultaneous with traditional cabaret-style dancing.

OPERATING PARTNER

GINO LOPINTO

A New York native living in Las Vegas the last 40 years,Gino LoPinto brings 25 years of nightclub
experience to 11USA GROUP. 

Creator and developer of the famous nightclub brands Utopia and Empire Ballroom; responsible for introducing the EDM scene to the Las Vegas strip with the likes of world renowned DJs Tiesto, Erick Morillo, and Kaskade.

LoPinto has been a driving force throughout his career producing concerts, celebrity appearance events and parties for artist and corporate sponsors such as Prince, Black Eyed Peas, Pink, The Killers, Diddy, Jamie Foxx, Playboy, Sony, MTV, Microsoft, CNN, and the Ashton Kutcher/Demi Moore Charity Ball.  As owner and CEO of Vegas Alliance, his company operated as the primary independent marketing arm for many of the nightclub groups and casinos still thriving today. Plus the mastermind behind the rise of Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas, rated as the world's #1 Gentlemen's club over the last decade, led to his branching out into brand marketing.  As a result, one of his most successful collaborations is the launch of 42 Below Vodka in America which went on to sell for 91 million dollars to Bacardi.

OPERATING PARTNER

DANIEL SOLOMON

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Daniel Solomon graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management and Hotel Administration, leading to various managerial positions within the industry. 


He thrived at TAO Beach and TAO Nightclub before becoming the General Manager of the award winning Marquee Dayclub in Las Vegas. Under Solomon's watch, Marquee was the number one top grossing venue in the country reaching #1 on Nightclub and Bar's Top 100 List in both 2011 and 2012. 

During Solomon's tenure, DJ Magazine listed Marquee in the Top 100 Clubs of the world and Best of Las Vegas dubbed it the "Best Nightclub and Dayclub" on several occasions.

OPERATING PARTNER

KEN DEGORI  

Having owned and operated more than two dozen nightclub and cabaret venues around the country, Ken DeGori brings 25 years of experience to 11USA GROUP.  He built numerous cutting edge nightclubs in New York City from the ground up including Stringfellows, as well as Pure Platinum, the first high end gentleman's club in New York City.


DeGori went on to assume operational responsibilities at venues in NY, Chicago, Las Vegas, South Florida and Los Angeles. Most recently he served as Vice President of Operations for BSC Management in San Francisco, which provides consulting services for 10 of San Francisco's most successful adult nightclubs.


DeGori's work has received numerous accolades throughout his career including a two-time "Operator of the Year" by the industry leading magazine ED Publications, his success has been featured in such publications as New York Magazine, HX Magazine, CitySearch and SF Weekly.

OPERATING PARTNER

DERICK HENRY

As an Operating Partner, Derick Henry brings 25 years of experience in General Management and Security Services from various top nightclubs and cabarets throughout Chicago and Minnesota.
Henry has been the Managing Partner of Premier Group & Associates, an executive protection and security consulting firm located in Miami since 2009, whose clients include Justin Timberlake, Prince, TLC, the Jonas Brothers, Kesha, Pitbull and Eva Longoria.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER/HUMAN RESOURCES

FRANCIS MARTIN     

More than 30 years’ experience across several market sectors including Food & Beverage, Real Estate development, condominium sales, travel, wholesale and others, Frances Martin has brought her talents to some of the country's most thriving markets; including Massachusetts, Nevada, & Southern Florida. Currently living in Miami where she is Chief Financial Officer and Partner in what she refers to as her most exciting chapter yet, the nightclub entertainment mega club E11EVEN MIAMI, she is proud to be working along side long-time employer, friend and now business partner Dennis DeGori.