Advisory Council

MEET THE EXPERTS, OUR SUPPORTERS, DEDICATED TO SHAPING THE FSTEC YOU KNOW TODAY

Karen Bird

Vice President, Information Technology
Buffalo Wild Wings

Ron Blum, M.S.

Associate Professor
Johnson & Wales University - School of Hospitality

Jeff Chasney

Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning & Chief Information Officer
CKE Restaurants Inc.

Jack Clare

SVP, Chief Information & Strategy Officer
Dunkin Brands International

Baron Concors

Global Chief Digital Officer
Pizza Hut, YUM! Brands

Jeff Dinard

CIO
On The Border

John Doyle

VP, Retail Systems and Support
Sonic Corporation

Mehmet Erdem, Ph.D., CHTP

Associate Professor of Hotel Ops. & Technology
Hotel College of University of Nevada Las Vegas

Jeff Gengler

Vice President, Business Technology
Papa Murphy’s International

Louis Grande

VP of Information Technology
Red Lobster

Rohit Kapoor

Vice President of Information Technology
Pizza Hut, YUM! Brands

Frank Liberio

Senior Vice President, Global CIO
McDonald’s Corporation

Tom Litchford

Vice President, Retail Technologies
National Retail Federation

Toby Malbec

Managing Director
ConStrata Technology Consulting

David Matthews

General Counsel
National Restaurant Association

John Metz Jr.

President, Co-Founder & Executive Chef
Sterling Hospitality

Darla Morse

CIO
Arby's Restaurant Group

Peter Nyheim, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor in Hospitality Management, School of Hospitality
Pennsylvania State University

Zerrick Pearson

VP of Information Technology
Five Guys Enterprises, LLC

Peter Romeo

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

Karen Sammon

President & CEO
PAR

Steve Schell

Vice President, Retail Technology & Enterprise Collaboration
Starbucks Coffee Company

Brian Smith

Vice President, Operational Systems
Sodexo

Joe Tenczar

Executive Vice President
Sonny’s BBQ

Darren Tristano

President
Technomic, Inc.

Rick Van Warner

President
The Parquet Group

Michael Verdesca

Vice President & CIO
Focus Brands

Rob Watkins

Chief Information Officer
Compass Group North America