Please join us for an evening @ Atlanta. Enjoy food & drinks from a well-known Persian restaurant in a private space. UofC/Booth Alums visiting Atlanta are welcome to attend. 


Zafran Restaurant
236 Johnson Ferry Rd
Sandy Springs, Georgia

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Zafran Restaurant

Event Details

Lets network with fellow alums, meet new friends, and socialize with dinner & drinks.

We will have an interactive session with Jose Costa where he will share his experiences. 

He is the author of the book "Leading With Edge: Activate Your Advantage Through Personal Insight," which features the concept of leadership as a practice, inviting readers to acknowledge the determination and grit it takes to be a good leader.

On a side note - he was also featured in CBS Undercover Boss episode, while he was the CEO of Maaco.



Price $20 per person.

There will be light appetizers. 

Guests get their own dinner & drinks. 


Register Online

UofC/Booth Alums and friends are welcome to register.

Deadline: 8/22/2019

Speaker Profiles

Jose Costa (Speaker) '11

Jose R. Costa has a background steeped in marketing, franchising, multi-unit retailing and enhancing customer experience amongst some of the most recognized brands in the world. He currently serves as Managing Partner at LVN Capital Group, a lower middle market private equity firm with focus on consumer and business services segments. 

Costa has over 20 years of experience both on the client and agency side, working for companies like Young & Rubicam, Bank of America, PepsiCo and YUM Brands. He also has extensive experience in restructuring portfolio companies for private equity firms like 3G Capital, Harvest Partners, Roark Capital and HAL

He served as CEO of For Eyes and CEO of GrandVision North America, a global
leader in optical retail with more than 7,000 stores worldwide. Jose also served as Group President of Driven Brands where he led MAACO®, CARSTAR® and Drive N Style®. Collectively, these brands operate more than 1,400 body shops across North America, generate more than $1.8 billion in annual system sales and further establish Driven Brands as a leader in the automotive aftermarket space. Previously, he was President of MAACO®, where he was responsible for managing and developing 500 automotive body shops across the U.S.
and Canada. During his tenure, he improved MAACO®'s procedures and training practices, raised consistency among franchises, revamped operations and enhanced the look and feel of its advertising.

Costa was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Discovery Place for 2017-2020. He is also a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellow, a credential that recognizes those committed to excellence in the boardroom, and a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the world'sleading peer network of chief executives and business leaders.


Avinash & Vignesh