Multiconcept operator Upward Projects tapped Alex Taylor to serve as chief operating officer.

Alex TaylorAlex TaylorTaylor most recently served as senior vice president, restaurants and bars for the Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group.

His background also includes working for Starbucks, Mandalay Bay Resort and Wynn Resorts’ Encore. Taylor also launched his own two-unit restaurant concept in Las Vegas.

Upward Projects’ restaurant portfolio includes Postino WineCafe, with eight locations; Windsor & Churn, Federal Pizza and Joyride Taco House.