Tyler is a native of Connecticut having grown up in Chester, CT. He attended Xavier High School in Middletown, CT where he met his “blond-haired brothers” and now business partners, Mark and Mike Lacz. Tyler graduated from Babson College in 2007 with a BS in Business Management and a double concentration in Entrepreneurship & Marketing.
Tyler’s restaurant career started at 14 years old as a sandwich maker and dishwasher in a neighborhood sandwich shop. He has worked in a variety of concepts throughout his career from casual to fine dining, privately-owned small business to national corporate chains. He takes pride in having worked every restaurant position throughout his time in the industry. Prior to forming TyMark Restaurant Group he oversaw the food and beverage department of the Madison Beach Hotel in Madison, CT. He and Mark have recently added the Fisherman at Long Point to the group’s portfolio. They are excited to introduce the first waterfront dining concept to TyMark.
As a founding partner of TyMark, Tyler takes great pride and interest in the personal and professional development of the TyMark team members. TyMark was created with the vision of creating internal growth opportunities and empowering team members to grow personally and professionally on their own terms. Over the last few years TyMark has been able to train and development both management and support positions almost exclusively with internal candidates. TyMark locations have also established a reputation of being outstanding community members that donate generously to charitable organizations, outreach groups, schools, local youth sports leagues and area first responders. Offering rewarding career opportunities and being great community members are aspects of the group that Tyler and his partners take great pride in.
Tyler somehow managed to marry far beyond his pay grade; he and his beautiful wife Jaclyn live in East Lyme, CT. They are the proud parents of son Jackson, daughter Madeline, and yellow lab Brady. There is nothing Tyler is more grateful for or cherishes more dearly than his beloved family.
Tyler is a 3rd degree black belt and former member of the Pyong Hwa Kunin Tang Soo Do Team USA competition team. He has always enjoyed teaching and coaching both Tang Soo Do and Lacrosse; he coaches a U-14 boys WAYL lacrosse team in TyMark’s home base of Westerly, RI. He is an avid sportsman, snowboarder and golfer; passions he hopes to share with his babies someday.