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Member Spotlights

 Member spotlights 

 

Susan Carroll-Boser, VP of Technology, White Castle

What's the most recent tech you've deployed at your restaurants?

We are announcing a very exciting mix of AI services in the coming weeks, and I'm very happy with our recent AI-based loyalty program rollout.   Read more...




Chris Andrews, CIO, Smoothie King

Restaurateur you most admire & why.

Tough question, but I've loved seeing small, scrappy brands that come in and create waves in our industry; it makes the bigger brands take notice. Kiosks, AI, tablets and omni-channel mediums are the playground for the quick and nimble!   Read more...




Skip Kimpel, CIO, 4R Restaurant Group

Why did your company join RTN?

To be alongside industry leaders not only from the vendor side but also from an operator perspective. It is rare to see this caliber of people come together to join forces to make our industry better.   Read more...




Brent Duncan, CRO, Interface Security Systems

What unique problem does your company solve for restaurants?

Interface delivers a unique bundle of managed network, interactive video surveillance and lone worker safety solutions specifically tailored to the restaurant environment.   Read more...




Ryan Pershad, Global Operations Manager, GetSwift

What three words would you use to describe what's happening in the restaurant industry right now?

Digital Transformation Era. We thought it was only for the big corporations but the tools are there for restaurants to become "high-tech" as well.   Read more...




Christy Trinkler, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, Trabon

What unique problem does your company solve for restaurants?

Organizing restaurants’ menu and marketing information and making it accessible and useful by driving traffic and sales.   Read more...




Dan Dillon, Vice President Operations USA, Yumpingo

Why did your company join RTN?

The next golden age of food & beverage is on the other side of the collaborations created in an environment like RTN.   Read more...




Robert Peterson, VP Sales, Qu

Why did your company join RTN?

We’re delighted to be involved with developing our industry's first Open API standard to drive tech sophistication among guests, brand partners and solution providers.   Read more...




Bob Gibson, CRO, Jolt - Digital Food Safety and Task Management

What unique problem does your company solve for restaurants?

We provide companies with the tools to enforce brand standards and create a safe environment for consumers to feel comfortable dining out again! Trust, Transparency, and Technology all rolled into one package.   Read more...




Mark Cline, SVP Sales, Netsurion

What technology are you most excited about for the future of restaurants?

To-go order technology. Pre-COVID, most restaurants had a To-go strategy but the majority were lacking. I hope to see this trend continue and make pick-up and to-go orders a larger part of the restaurant business..   Read more...




Chris Heard, CEO, Olive

What unique problem does your company solve for restaurants?

Olive helps restaurants innovate faster by streamlining technology evaluations. Using Olive's platform, decision makers and IT leaders reduce decision risk, increase project success, and save months of wasted evaluation time.   Read more...




Matt Thompson, VP Global Sales, Rakuten Ready

What technology are you most excited about for the future of restaurants?

Mobile Order and Pay, and anything that removes friction and time between the consumer and their food!  Read more...




Donna Cobb, Executive Director, Enterprise Marketing, Comcast Business

What unique problem does your company solve for restaurants?

It’s all about having the right foundation and infrastructure. With a fast, reliable and secure network, you can be ready for the next technology advancements in your restaurant. Comcast Business is uniquely positioned to be your strategic partner.   Read more...




Christopher Medeiros, General Manager, Retail Data Systems - Hospitality

What technology are you most excited about for the future of restaurants?

If you have good food, great customer service and a stable PCI compliant point-of-sale system, what else do you really need?  Read more...




Subha Rajagopalan, VP-IT, P.F.Chang's

Why did you join RTN's Board of Governors?

To interact with like-minded people, share common ideas and grow the restaurant industry in even a small way.  Read more...




Donagh Herlihy, EVP & CTO, Bloomin' Brands

What technology are you most excited about for the future of restaurants?

The combination of AI and robotics to automate repetitive tasks allowing our employees to give their entire focus to delivering outstanding hospitality.  Read more...




Fred LeFranc, Chaos Strategist, Results Thru Strategy

Describe your work philosophy in one sentence.

Letting your people do great things will always create significant sustainable results!  Read more...




Sterling Douglass, Co-Founder and CEO, Chowly

Why did your company join RTN?

We joined RTN to help push the industry forward by lifting the biggest obstacle to its growth: the lack of communication between technology solutions. We’re helping overcome that challenge by making sure all the different technologies actually “talk” to each other.  Read more...




Chris Lybeer, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Revel Systems

What unique problem does your company solve for restaurants?

Consumers want something new, especially digitally, more and more frequently (Alexa, send a pizza to the soccer field for me in 20 minutes) - Revel was built with these consumer enabling channels in mind and is flexible enough to support them quickly and natively!  Read more...




Joe Tenczar, Restaurant CIO, Restaurant CIOs

Why did you join RTN's Board of Governors?

Where else can you have a better opportunity to have a positive impact on the restaurant industry? Read more...



Sherif Mityas, Chief Experience Officer, TGI Fridays

What three words would you use to describe what's happening in the restaurant industry right now?

Disruption, Personalization, Technology-forward. Read more...



Eric Soll, CEO, Soulman Marketing

Please describe your work philosophy in one sentence.

Our slogan is "Marketing to the Soul" Read more...



Brian Whitney, VP of Sales, Appetize

Describe your work philosophy in one sentence.

My work philosophy is that if I’m not helping people, then I’m not doing my job. Read more...



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