Upon graduating from Loyola University New Orleans, Robert LeBlanc started a record label, Renaissance Records, that evolved into an event planning and guerrilla marketing firm called The Renaissance Initiative. His first hospitality project was music venue Republic New Orleans, with hotel bars LePhare and loa New Orleans following shortly thereafter. LeBlanc opened his first restaurant, Sylvain in October 2010. In 2014, he created LeBLANC+SMITH, which is a boutique hospitality portfolio that now also includes Barrel Proof Bar, Meauxbar, Cavan Restaurant and Bar, Longway Tavern, sun___days, Barracuda Taco Bar, and Hotel Chloe. Robert is married to Danielle Webb and has two sons, Bear (9) and Will (6) and calls Uptown New Orleans home.