Alton F. (“Rick”) Doody III is the Founder/CEO of NCR Ventures, parent company of Cedar Creek Grille, 17 River Grille and Lindey’s Lake House restaurants.  Rick has been in the restaurant business for 40 years and is responsible for each concept’s design, development, menu and management direction.  In addition, Rick, along with his brother, Chris,  founded both Bravo and Brio Italian restaurants.

Mr. Doody received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree from Cornell University in Restaurant/Hotel Management.

Rick is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and is a Board Member for Arhaus Furniture retail chain, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the Cornell Hotel School.

Rick resides in Chagrin Falls, OH with his wife Wendy.