SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
El Pollo Loco
With over two decades of experience, Jill Adams is a distinguished marketing executive and the curre...(read more)
EVP, Strategic Growth
Costa Vida
Wade Allen is a seasoned restaurant and retail executive and has extensive knowledge in digital inno...(read more)
Trade Marketing Manager
Tabit
VP Technology & Automation
Jollibee Foods Corporation
With over 20 years of leadership experience, Kevin currently heads technology for Jollibee, NA, over...(read more)
Chief Marketing Officer
Teriyaki Madness
Jodi Boyce is a 25-year marketing veteran in the restaurant and franchising industries. Her career i...(read more)
COO
Sonny's Franchise Company
As Chief Operating Officer at Sonny’s Franchise Company, Billy Brewer leads the charge in creating g...(read more)
Founder
Invotar
Robert Dawson, a distinguished innovator in the field of hospitality with over 30 years of industry ...(read more)
CTO
Blaze Pizza
An innovative and resourceful Restaurant & Technology Executive with demonstrated expertise in all a...(read more)
Co-Founder
Restaurant Technology Network
Angela Diffly has been evangelizing retail and restaurant technology-driven solutions for more than ...(read more)
VP of IT
Zaxby's Franchising LLC
Dallan Elk is the Vice President of IT at Zaxby's, bringing over two years of experience to his role...(read more)
Vice President Of Digital & Technology
Bluestone Lane
Liam Farrow is a distinguished VP of Digital at Bluestone Lane, where he leads the charge in digital...(read more)
Editor-in-Chief
Hospitality Technology
Co-Founder & Managing Parnter
Branded Hospitality
Jimmy is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Branded Hospitality.He also sits on numerous Boards ...(read more)
CEO
Altametrics
Resilience Expert
Ask Dr. G
Resilience expert Deborah Gilboa, MD (aka “Dr. G”) works with families, organizations, and businesse...(read more)
Chief Technology Officer
Dutch Bros Coffee
Leigh Gower has served as Dutch Bros Coffee Chief Technology Officer since December 2021 and has mor...(read more)

Restaurateur, Bestselling Author of 'Unreasonable Hospitality'
Will Guidara is the author of the National Bestseller Unreasonable Hospitality, which chronicles the...(read more)
CEO
Olive
Chris Heard is a serial entrepreneur, tech sales leader, and startup advisor. Currently the CEO and ...(read more)
Director, Product Marketing
Olo, Inc
VP, IT & Guest Support
Panera Bread
Chris Incorvati is the VP of IT & Guest Support for Panera Bread. In his current role he is res...(read more)
VP of IT
Tupelo Honey
Robyn Kesler, VP of Information Technology, joined Tupelo Honey Hospitality in 2014 having spent a m...(read more)
COO
Gala Capital Partners
Co-Founder
Wahoo's Fish Taco
Wing Lam is the eldest of the three founding brothers and the enigmatic character widely recognized ...(read more)
VP Information Technology
TGI Fridays
Director of Technology
Starbird Chicken
Tony Lawrence is the Director of Technology for Starbird Chicken and has over 20 years of technology...(read more)
Managing Member
Keystone Restaurant Group, LLC
Denise has been a multi-unit franchisee, owner, and operator of Sonic Drive-ins for more than 20 yea...(read more)
Chaos Strategist + CEO
Results Thru Strategy
In a fast-paced restaurant industry with new technology, competition, and laws changing the game eac...(read more)
Co-Founder
Hospitality Technology & RTN
CEO
Fire & Vine Hospitality
Chad Mackay is the CEO of Fire & Vine Hospitality, a multi-concept operator of experiential full...(read more)
Director, Presales
Tabit
Shelly Matityahu is the Pre-Sales Director at Tabit Technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, her years ...(read more)
VP of Interactive Marketing
Kahala Brands
Courtney Maxedon has been at Kahala Brands since 2018 and currently leads the Interactive (Digital) ...(read more)
Senior Manager Strategy & Business Development
Toshiba
Manda Miller is a Senior Manager in Strategy and Business Development at Toshiba Global Commerce Sol...(read more)
CEO
Dog Haus
Michael Montagano was announced as Dog Haus’ first CEO in August 2023. Prior to stepping into this n...(read more)
Chief Operating Officer
Out West Restaurant Group
Steve Muhlbaum is the Chief Operating Officer of Out West Restaurant Group, a licensed franchisee of...(read more)
SVP of IT
Jersey Mikes Subs
Stephanie Nardini is VP of Information Technology, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc., a fast cas...(read more)
Marketing Strategy Lead
Verizon
As the Marketing Strategy Lead for Retail, Travel and Distribution for Verizon, David develops the m...(read more)
Chief Revenue Officer
Acumera
Richard Newman has more than 20 years of experience in applications and infrastructure across both t...(read more)
VP of Tech
MOD Pizza
Robert is an experienced IT professional with a career spanning over 35 years in the technology sect...(read more)
CTO
Mendocino Farms
Brian Pearson, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Mendocino Farms, is a visionary leader at the ...(read more)
CIO
Five Guys Enterprises, LLC
Zerrick Pearson is the vice president of information technology for Five Guys Enterprises, L.L.C., a...(read more)
AVP North America
Oracle Restaurants
Robert Peterson has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality technology industry. Following ti...(read more)
CEO
Dine Brands
John Peyton joined Dine Brands from Realogy Franchise Group where he served as president and chief e...(read more)
CEO
Pizza Factory
Mary Jane Riva is the CEO of Pizza Factory, a legacy pizzeria with a hometown feel and more than 100...(read more)
Project Manager
Prep & Pastry
Managing Partner
Branded Hospitality Ventures
Michael “Schatzy” Schatzberg is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Branded Hospitality. He h...(read more)
CIO - North America
Avolta - HMSHost US
Dave Stubbs is the CIO, North America at Avolta, based in Bethesda, Maryland. With a career spanning...(read more)
Chief Product Officer
ServiceChannel
Akanksha Talya is a company builder, product leader in B2B SaaS, currently serving as Chief Product ...(read more)
EVP, Tech
Olo
Priya Thinagar is Olo's Executive Vice President of Technology. Ms.Thinagar has served in this role ...(read more)
Founding Partner
Dog Haus
André Vener is a seasoned executive and award-winning pioneer in the hospitality space, with more th...(read more)
Investment Director, Co-Founder
Comcast SportsTech, Boomtown Accelerators
Jose leverages his 15 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, startup founder, and company adv...(read more)
SVP, Technology Operations
Inspire Brands
Marcus serves as the SVP, Technology Operations for Inspire Brands. The Technology Operations group...(read more)
Senior Editor, Restaurants
EnsembleIQ
Anna Wolfe is Hospitality Technology’s senior editor. She has more than 15 years of experience as a ...(read more)
CEO
Zook Industries
Madeleine Zook is a multi-unit, multi-brand franchisee, former franchisor, and renowned industry con...(read more)