The CEO of a multibillion-dollar sports-catering company is facing widespread criticism after he was caught on surveillance video repeatedly kicking his friend’s dog, the Daily Mail reports. The footage, which surfaced last week, is from an elevator camera in a Vancouver apartment building. Des Hague is the CEO of Centerplate, a company that provides concessions for major arenas….
Will a dog-abuse scandal sink stadium caterer Centerplate?
Source: Daniel Roberts, Fortune, August 25, 2014
Less than three weeks from now, the brand new, tricked-out, $1.3 billion Levi’s Stadium will at last host its first regular season NFL game, with the home team San Francisco 49ers taking on the Chicago Bears. And it will serve up food provided by Centerplate, a Connecticut-based, Aramark-like caterer for sports and entertainment venues that scored big when it landed the new stadium as a client. It is unlucky timing for Centerplate to be undergoing an ugly scandal playing out on the viral Web: CEO Des Hague, who has led the company since 2009, was caught on video surveillance abusing a dog in an elevator. The footage, taken from a Vancouver apartment building, shows the food executive kicking a Doberman puppy, then yanking it up by a leash….
Centerplate CEO on “Indefinite Probation” Over Dog Abuse Incident
Source: Food Management, August 28, 2014
Des Hague required by company’s board to contribute $100K to new foundation and do 1,000 hours of community service….
Multimillionaire CEO caught on camera repeatedly kicking his friend’s puppy
Source: Louise Boyle, MailOnline, August 27, 2014
– Des Hague was caught in an elevator repeatedly booting the doberman pup in the stomach
– He is head of the $6bn-dollar company Centerplate which supplies arenas and sports stadiums with food service
– The company said on Monday that Mr Hague has agreed to undergo anger management classes
Centerplate CEO shown abusing dog
Source: Darren Rovell ESPN.com, August 27, 2014
Sports catering giant Centerplate fined and censured Des Hague on Wednesday after an internal review of surveillance video showing its chief executive kicking his friend’s puppy and yanking it by its leash. … It remains to be seen whether the company, who has business with nine NFL teams, including the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers, will see any repercussions from its CEO’s actions….