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For years Tony Palombino has sought after the perfect team of dedicated hard-working individuals to help turn his award winning ideas into reality. These individuals who now make up his team share in the knowledge and passion it takes to out-perform their competition and keep Big Whisk Brands on the bleeding edge.

As CEO and founder of Big Whisk Brands (BWB), Tony Palombino oversees the company’s strategic direction with the development of new restaurant concepts and the expansion of concepts currently in the company’s portfolio.

Tony began his career in the restaurant industry nearly three decades ago, working in his families’ restaurant. In 1998 he founded the wildly successful Boombozz Pizzeria, an award-winning gourmet pizzeria in his hometown of Louisville, KY which currently has 11 franchised locations and several more projected to open. With an entrepreneur’s energy, vision and passion he has developed multiple award-winning concepts with a distinctive attention to detail and originality.

Today, he continues to share his knowledge and ideas with his dedicated team, most likely brainstorming a new concept or in the kitchen testing new menu items. Tony’s successes in business and keen understanding of the restaurant industry have earned him countless awards and acknowledgements. He has been honored as Independent Restaurant Operator of the Year and the prestigious International Pizza of the year award. His concepts have won “Best Of” recognition throughout the country.

Tony is regularly sought after for speaking engagements and by national business and industry publications. He has been featured in publications and television including Food Network, Nation’s Restaurant News, Business Week and QSR Magazine.

Tony Palombino

Founder/CEO

A Michigan native, Karissa moved to Kentucky and was immediately struck by the immense restaurant culture in the Louisville area. In September of 2015 she began working for Big Whisk Brands and immediately became enraptured in the fast-paced industry. Karissa has helped to grow the company as much as it has helped her in the same regards. She loves the excitement that her role brings her and the relationships she has garnered along the way. Her passion shines throughout her each day and her compelling drive to learn is what paints her as an exemplar in the eyes of her co-workers. 

In her spare time, she values spending time with her husband and their family of four children in their Louisville home. Her favorite quote can be found on each email she sends: “May I never look back and say, ‘I could’ve eaten that!’

Karissa Jackson

Executive Assistant

Anthony is a recent Trinity Alum. He joined the Big Whisk family in 2019 as Brand Manager. Anthony brings immense passion and drive each and every day. He is the leading force behind our brand image and consistently brings modern and exciting approaches in an ever-changing digital world.

Anthony enjoys music production and photography outside of the office. His dream hometown is Fort Lauderdale, FL. He hopes to one day merge both Louisville and Florida as a home base for himself.

Anthony Palombino

Administrative Assistant