LaValle was first introduced to the restaurant industry when he caught the eye of nightlife impresario Rande Gerber while serving as Director of Operations for Giorgio Armani. While at Gerber Group, LaValle was rapidly promoted to Vice President of Design & Development, where he managed all aspects of both the creative and the construction for countless iconic brands across the globe. In 2007, the east-coaster ventured to Los Angeles to oversee Gerber Group's new projects. It was then that he brokered a partnership deal--3 years in the making--to bring Sean Meenan’s Cafe Habana to Malibu, CA. After over 20 years LaValle took his newfound knowledge and skills to launch DMB Group, where he develops and operates unique nightlife and restaurant concepts, alongside hospitality companies and stand-alone venues. Continuing to thrive, DMB Group has success working with clients such as Umami Burger, Hard Rock Hotel, APICII, SBE and W-Hotels. During this time, LaValle learned that his passion was making people feel at home and wanted to pursue his dream of opening his own family-driven dining experience.