Bill was raised in Edmonton, Canada. Aside from his role as a founding partner of Topping Rose House, he is currently a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of JPMorgan Chase, where he previously served as Chairman of Chase Card Services. Campbell was also Chairman of Visa International, where he led the organization to the largest IPO in US history and prior was CEO of Citigroup’s Global Consumer Business. He is also President of Sanoch Management, a consulting and investment firm he formed in 2000.
An avid supporter of the arts, Campbell is Vice Chairman of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and is a member of the executive committee of The Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation.
Simon was born and raised in England. His career in luxury goods has spanned over 30 years and four different countries beginning with the Luxury Division of L’Oréal in Paris. He spent 15 years with the Richemont Group as CEO of Cartier North America, and then CEO of Alfred Dunhill in London. He left the group in 2006 to devote his skills to helping businesses small and large, while leaving a little time for himself.
Although both men have known each other since the late 80’s, Simon partnered with Bill Campbell for the first time in 2003 on a smaller investment. That positive experience led to Topping Rose House, this new and exciting project in which they are equal partners.
Born in Germany, Fiona Riesch spent more than 10 years in New York during her international career prior to joining Topping Rose House. As the General Manager she leads the Topping Rose House team with great passion for service excellence and delicate attention to detail. With over 20 years in the luxury hospitality industry she has held senior positions at InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, within The Leading Hotels of the World portfolio, and has steered numerous openings of hotels in the USA and Europe. She has garnered several awards from International Hotel Associations for her achievements and devotion to a holistic guest experience.
Born and raised in Denton, Texas, Chef de Cuisine Kyle Koenig spent summers growing up on his grandparents’ farm where he grew vegetables and prepared meals with his family. Years later, after graduating from high school, Koenig took a job as a dishwasher at a local restaurant in Dallas and quickly fell in love with the fast-paced energy of the restaurant kitchen. After earning a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Koenig got his first taste of the East End’s abundant local seafood as a line cook at North Fork Table. Landing a position in New York City as a line cook at the Plaza’s The Oak Room, Koenig quickly worked his way up to sous chef. In 2010, Koenig joined the Craft family as a line cook at Colicchio & Sons, learning from chef Tom Colicchio’s straightforward cooking style and the restaurant’s refined preparations of high-quality, seasonal ingredients, and was soon promoted to sous chef.
Two years after joining the Colicchio & Sons team, Koenig learned of Colicchio’s plans for Topping Rose House. Koenig signed on, excited about the prospect of continuing to work with the acclaimed chef while having accessibility to the bounty of local produce and seafood available on the East End. He joined the opening team with former chef de cuisine Ty Kotz in 2012 and has been an integral part of the kitchen team since, gathering inspiration daily from the produce grown on the property’s one-acre farm.
Growing up in a small town outside Philadelphia, Shupp spent much of her childhood baking with her mother. From a young age, her artistic side showed, especially in the kitchen as she enjoyed creating beautiful desserts. After earning her Bachelors degree in visual arts from North Carolina State University, she moved to New York City in 2009 to pursue her passion for baking and enrolled in the career pastry program at the Institute of Culinary Education.
After graduation, Shupp honed her professional skills in renowned New York City kitchens including chef Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne and Bar Boulud, before moving on to on to Gramercy Tavern where she worked closely with acclaimed pastry chef Nancy Olson. When Shupp felt she was ready for the next step in her career, she left to become head pastry chef at The French Culinary Institute’s restaurant, L’Ecole, in late 2011. She took on the role with enthusiasm, redesigning the dessert menu with each season.
Shupp was connected with chef Colicchio’s team through a fellow pastry chef and learned about the position they were looking to fill at Topping Rose House. She was excited by the prospect of working closely with the acclaimed chef and by the access to the fresh ingredients from the property’s farm. The pastry program at Topping Rose House is inspired by the produce grown on-site and the local farmers’ bounty. Whether she is preparing a tart or fresh ricotta cheese served with her brunch pastry basket, she makes all baked goods and accompaniments in house.