Michael Atkinson, ResTech Investor, Advisor and Entrepreneur
Michael L. Atkinson is a veteran restaurant technology investor, entrepreneur, and strategic advisor to foodservice brands, investors, investment banks, and technology innovators. As a former restaurant operator and chain CFO, Michael has a unique perspective on emerging technologies transforming the restaurant industry. His expertise includes ResTech-stack design, data optimization, automation, and AI, robotics, ghost kitchens, and voice technology. Through his ResTech Startup Studio, Bailiwick Ventures, Michael co-founded fohboh.com, inFOH.com, orderscape.com, ghosterus.com, calder.ai, and voicestar.ai, a pioneering VoiceTech + AI software company based in Dallas, Texas. Michael is a writer and frequent keynote speaker, moderator, and panelist at restaurant industry conferences, data and voice technology summits.
Email Michael at: [email protected]
Rolf Gehrung, SVP of Sales at GoTab
Rolf has worked in Restaurant Tech for 15 years to include Fishbowl and The Food Network. An experienced Sales/Sales Management/Business Development leader with a wide range of organizations to include start-ups and Fortune 100 organizations. His primary specialization is in sales process and operations as they relate to customer acquisition and retention marketing across multiple industries. He resides on the Central Coast with his wife, 2 kids, dogs and cats. He’s a wine maker and gigging musician.
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Meredith Sandland, Fortune 500 Executive, Board Member & Advisor
Spent two decades in consulting, corporate strategy, and restaurant development. After building 1000+ restaurants as the Chief Development Officer at Yum! Brands’ Taco Bell, Meredith observed that the on-demand economy was starting to affect restaurants. Meredith joined ghost kitchen start-up Kitchen United as employee #4 to create their business model, raise initial capital, and serve as the public face of the GV (Google Ventures) backed disruptor. Meredith lives in Orange County, California with her three favorite guys: husband, Scott; son, Lincoln; and dog, Kobe.
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Terrence Gordon, Founding President of FOHBOH
For over 20 years, Terrence Gordon has been creating & launching digital marketing initiatives for his companies & clients throughout all industries. With numerous start-ups under his belt, Terrence’s digital marketing & software agencies have helped hundreds of organizations achieve their objectives online through proper digital marketing implementation. Terrence’s pioneering legacy in creating digital marketing products for the automotive industry led him to find & fill similar gaps in the restaurant space in the form of 214 Interactive & 214EATS, which services hundreds of restaurant locations. Terrence’s contribution to FOHBOH continues in the spirit of developing solutions to help organizations reach their full potential online.
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