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Executive General Manager

Ian Saroyan

With 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Ian Saroyan is passionate about serving, creating unforgettable experiences, and building connections with guests. His career has spanned major food service organizations around the country, guiding new initiatives and leading teams at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, and Dayton Convention Center in Dayton. He joined Cunningham Restaurant Group in 2023 as the Executive General Manager of Commission Row, part of the Bicentennial Unity Plaza in downtown Indianapolis near Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Originally from San Luis Obispo, CA, Ian grew up in Oakland and San Francisco. He graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN where he studied Hospitality and Tourism Management. While at Purdue, Ian’s first restaurant experience was as a dishwasher and server, and he vividly remembers serving a 1200-person banquet on his first day on the job

Away from Commission Row, Ian is a certified beekeeper, and he and his wife are working to master brewing craft beer in their home. He’s a proud father to two daughters who keep him on his toes