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Jason Cheskes

President | Above The Line Solutions

JASON CHESKES is President of Above The Line Solutions- a company focused on helping operators and vendors achieve greatly improved results through enhanced partnerships and synergies, as well as improving the output of sales and leadership teams. Above The Line Solutions works to connect the right people and develop strong relationships, help leverage opportunities, facilitate agreements, and ensure flawless program execution and compliance, all to achieve better outcomes. Jason delivers enhanced business results for both operators and vendors by cultivating mutual benefit outcomes and business process reviews. Sales organizations see improved results at all levels through organizational process analysis, specialized training, and strategic change management approaches.

Jason is currently engaged with a number of recognized market leaders such as LG Commercial, Ecolab Co., R.I.B.A. Corporation, the Ontario Restaurant Hotel Motel Association (ORHMA) and has recently worked with several other well known companies including Delta Hotels and Resorts, Second Cup Coffee Company, Genesis Hospitality, Serta Mattress, and the Canadian Foodservice Professionals Association.

Prior to launching Above The Line Solutions Jason was the Director of Corporate Accounts for Ecolab Canada, and was responsible for over $100 million in annual sales and a team of 7 regionally aligned Assistant Vice-Presidents and Corporate Account Managers. He has worked with top hotel companies across Canada such as Fairmont, Westmont, Delta, Marriott, Starwood, Hyatt, Pacrim, Silverbirch, Realstar, Genesis and many others key players in the lodging, restaurant, foodservice, and healthcare marketplaces. In Jason’s 14 years with Ecolab, he held roles of Asst. Vice President of Central Area Sale leading a team of over 100 people, as Director of Distributor and Street Sales, and as Asst. Vice President of Corporate Accounts. Through these many experiences he has developed and utilized unique leadership approaches that delivered Above The Line performance results in every role and in every single year.

Jason is the immediate Past-President of the ORHMA (Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, Motel Association) Greater Toronto Region, and is the only non-operator to ever have achieved this position. He has served on the Supplier Board of Directors for Resorts Ontario, the Marketing and Communications Committee for Friends of We Care, and been a member of the Canadian Food Service Executives Association, the Food Purchasers Association of Canada, as well as held many other industry relevant roles.
Jason has lectured and written articles for several organizations and publications, and has provided training and presentations for hundreds of hotel and foodservice professionals. He has experienced the hotel and foodservice industry from both sides and managed a wide variety of Foodservice and Hospitality operations including roles at both Marriott and Delta hotels.

Jason Cheskes