Managing Partners: C.O.A.L. – CHICAGO. ORIGINAL. AUTHENTIC. LEGITIMATE.
Managing Partner Julie Darling Managing Partner, began her career as a television and commercial print model and quickly pursued a marketing career while continuing on as one of Chicago’s top models. She started out as the promotions manager for Ala Carte Entertainment where she coordinated promotional concepts and special events for leading restaurants and nightclubs. With many successful stints from founding her own production company to Director for the Chicago office of GenArt, Darling has established herself as a leader in marketing and event planning. Motivated by her Italian upbringing, this event whiz is recognized for her exceptional expertise in entertainment and hospitality bringing a wealth of knowledge to the management team. Putting her skill set in motion at Argent, her goal is to work alongside outstanding local tastemakers to provide Chicago with great food and great service in a completely repurposed space.
Managing Partner Sean Mulroney arrived in Chicago almost 30 years ago to study law and found his passion in the city’s bustling nightlife through music. As a classically trained and accomplished musician, Mulroney’s gigs throughout every club in Chicago lead him into the bar and nightclub scene. Still actively retained for legal counseling, his fervor for music paved the way to partnerships in numerous clubs such as Sweet Alice, Delilah’s and the internationally recognized, Double Door. He then ventured into restaurants with several thriving locations and most recently, Santullo’s Eatery in Wicker Park garnered the ranking of “top 10 best pizzas in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine, no small feat in the Windy City. With innovative and business vantage points, his background and experience is the perfect fusion in working with C.O.A.L. Originally brought into the project as the attorney, Mulroney quickly became more involved creatively and brings decades of management expertise to Argent.