Michael Sinensky, born and raised in New York, is an entrepreneur, hospitality mogul, and business consultant. Michael’s experience ranges widely, but has deep roots working within the entertainment, nightlife, and financial management fields.
Michael began his first business while attending NYU Stern School of Business in 1996, and over several years grew it to become a formidable group in the Hospitality and Nightlife scene, with iconic venues such as The Village Pourhouse, Hudson Terrace, sideBAR, Little Town, Tres Carnes, and more. In most recent news, Michael was able to broker the merger between his company, and Paige Hospitality, another food and beverage oriented group based in NYC. With the successful orchestration of this deal, Michael essentially created one of the largest Hospitality groups in NYC overnight.
At the same time as all of the above, Michael was also a founding member of The Young Entrepreneurs Council, providing guidance and helping to bridge the gap between young entrepreneurs across America who would benefit from one another’s services. He also was a founding member in YJP, the official Young Jewish Professionals network for New York City, as well as the chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the New York City Hospitality Alliance. Michael also sits on the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Board. Recently, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer also appointed Michael to the prestigious Board of Trustees of the Museum of Natural History.
In the philanthropic world, Michael is well known for being the co-founder of FriendsOfRockaway.org, a non-profit organization that stepped up in the wake of Hurricane Sandy to assist those devastated in Queens, New York. To date FOR has raised over $4 million, using Michael’s connections and business acumen, which has impacted over 1000 damaged homes on the Rockaway peninsula and is set to fully rebuild 200 homes by the end of 2016.
Michael currently resides in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, with his wife and three children.