Brian Pearson - Brian has been in Restaurant Technology leadership since 2002, and has worked for some of the industry’s top brands. While his technology career began in the US Army with cryptography and telecommunications, his years of Operations Leadership in the Restaurant industry is what guides much of his vision. Brian led IT in BJ's Restaurants as it grew from 20-100 restaurants, and built their automation platform and their IT team from the ground up. Brian later went on to architect and implement the world's first fully integrated iPad based Point of Sale for STACKED Restaurants. If there's an Operator in the room, Brian has their back.
Experienced. We have direct experience in a wide variety of brand specialties: from QSR to Fine Dining; from single stores to global brands; private and public; company owned or franchised. We have worked for some of the more influential restaurant brands in a variety of facets.
Connected. The Restaurant CIOs partners are all members of influential industry advisory boards, focus groups, and chapter based organizations. This ensures that we retain a solid understanding of the industry now and in the future. We also actively participate in industry research and numerous industry events (MURTEC, FSTEC, NRA, etc.) that give us a broad awareness of what vendors in this space are offering.
A diverse viewpoint. The CIOs come from different backgrounds, company types, and have different talents and skills. Above all, they think differently. The value of having them together comes from their assessing problems and solutions from these varied perspectives.