Zack T. Medford Bio
Medford currently serves as president and CEO of Isaac Hunter’s Hospitality group in Raleigh, North Carolina.
At home, Zack and his wife Stephanie are raising the third generation of Raleigh leaders, sons Noah and Nathan. An Enloe High (2001) and North Carolina State University (2005) graduate, Medford’s businesses line Fayetteville Street: the 80 & 90s bar COGLIN’S, the bottle shop and tasting room PADDY O’BEERS, and Downtown Raleigh’s neighborhood bar ISAAC HUNTER’S TAVERN. Medford and team’s newest project recently opened in the Glenwood South entertainment district, the classic bar PARLIAMENT.
Medford founded Medventures Marketing & Events in 2016 and has produced
over 24 events across 6 states, hosting over 5,000 people.
Medford’s efforts in Raleigh extend past his businesses, and into the community. Medford serves as President-Elect of the Capital City Clauses, and helping them collect 12,197 toys in 2016 for the Wake County Salvation Army.
In April, 2017 Medford produced a fundraiser at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to raise money for the Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness. That event raised $10,000 for the partnership, and hosted 500 guests in Raleigh’s premier event venue.
Medford and his team were instrumental in the revitalization of Downtown Raleigh, establishing one of the first retail businesses on the newly opened Fayetteville Street in 2009. His roots are cemented in the capital city, currently operating four establishments with over 50 employees and over $2.5 million in revenue annually.
Medford’s talent for marketing, and event production has brought great success to his businesses and to the Raleigh community. His eight years of experience in the hospitality industry, and his local roots have helped craft one of Raleigh’s greatest small-business success stories.
2008 – present Isaac Hunter’s Tavern – Downtown Raleigh’s Neighborhood Bar
2012 - present Coglin’s Raleigh – 80s & 90s Bar
2013 – present Paddy O’Beers – Craft Beer Bottle Shop
2016 – present Medventures Marketing & Events – Event Production Company
2017 – present Parliament – Classic Bar in Glenwood South