The Minds Behind RASI

We’re a team of experts with highly specialized skills in accounting and finance, aiding restaurant owners and operators to find financial success.

Leadership

Matt Vannini

Chief Executive Officer
A fourth-generation restaurateur who is well versed in the restaurant industry. After successfully running and eventually selling his own operations, went on to work for Corporate Red Robin, training on-site GMs on effective restaurant management and operations. Previously worked for Aloha POS as a Program Manager, increasing knowledge of BOH software and how to effectively integrate such systems into everyday operations.

Matt Vannini

Chief Executive Officer
A fourth-generation restaurateur who is well versed in the restaurant industry. After successfully running and eventually selling his own operations, went on to work for Corporate Red Robin, training on-site GMs on effective restaurant management and operations. Previously worked for Aloha POS as a Program Manager, increasing knowledge of BOH software and how to effectively integrate such systems into everyday operations.
Chief Executive Officer

Dan Jacobs

Chief Operating Officer
A tenured expert in the restaurant industry building long standing relationships with numerous QSR/TSR, single, and multi-unit operations for 20+ years in various leadership roles. Previously worked across North America implementing MICROS, Aloha, Digital Dining, and their respective back-office enterprise applications into SMB, Mid-Market, and Enterprise hospitality.

Dan Jacobs

Chief Operating Officer
A tenured expert in the restaurant industry building long standing relationships with numerous QSR/TSR, single, and multi-unit operations for 20+ years in various leadership roles. Previously worked across North America implementing MICROS, Aloha, Digital Dining, and their respective back-office enterprise applications into SMB, Mid-Market, and Enterprise hospitality.
Chief Operating Officer

Christine Dragoo

Chief People Officer
Christine Dragoo began her career at RASI 17 years ago as an entry level accountant. Over the years Christine has worn many hats, including Director of Bank Reconciliation, Director of Tax, Product Owner, and Chief People Officer. The system knowledge and accounting expertise Christine brings to her role makes her truly invaluable to the RASI staff and clients.

Christine Dragoo

Chief People Officer
Christine Dragoo began her career at RASI 17 years ago as an entry level accountant. Over the years Christine has worn many hats, including Director of Bank Reconciliation, Director of Tax, Product Owner, and Chief People Officer. The system knowledge and accounting expertise Christine brings to her role makes her truly invaluable to the RASI staff and clients.
Chief People Officer

James Temple, CPA

Chief Business Officer
Technology Executive and Business model expert with strategy, operations, finance, capital raising, and M&A background focused on building customer and shareholder value. Experience in tech with start-up through mature revenue/product, international expansion and turnaround experience. Entity size startup to $100M + in annual revenues private and publicly held.

James Temple, CPA

Chief Business Officer
Technology Executive and Business model expert with strategy, operations, finance, capital raising, and M&A background focused on building customer and shareholder value. Experience in tech with start-up through mature revenue/product, international expansion and turnaround experience. Entity size startup to $100M + in annual revenues private and publicly held.
Chief Business Officer

Bryan Starbuck

Chief Technical Officer
13 years of entrepreneurial experience building out FinTech and B2B Enterprise SaaS companies with a high ratio of success. Focus is on AI, ML and intelligent algorithm-based strategies to best serve a market. Former CEO of TalentSpring (acquired in 2010).

Bryan Starbuck

Chief Technical Officer
13 years of entrepreneurial experience building out FinTech and B2B Enterprise SaaS companies with a high ratio of success. Focus is on AI, ML and intelligent algorithm-based strategies to best serve a market. Former CEO of TalentSpring (acquired in 2010).
Chief Technical Officer

Matt Vannini

Chief Executive Officer
A fourth-generation restaurateur who is well versed in the restaurant industry. After successfully running and eventually selling his own operations, went on to work for Corporate Red Robin, training on-site GMs on effective restaurant management and operations. Previously worked for Aloha POS as a Program Manager, increasing knowledge of BOH software and how to effectively integrate such systems into everyday operations.

Dan Jacobs

Chief Operating Officer
A tenured expert in the restaurant industry building long standing relationships with numerous QSR/TSR, single, and multi-unit operations for 20+ years in various leadership roles. Previously worked across North America implementing MICROS, Aloha, Digital Dining, and their respective back-office enterprise applications into SMB, Mid-Market, and Enterprise hospitality.

Christine Dragoo

Chief People Officer
Christine Dragoo began her career at RASI 17 years ago as an entry level accountant. Over the years Christine has worn many hats, including Director of Bank Reconciliation, Director of Tax, Product Owner, and Chief People Officer. The system knowledge and accounting expertise Christine brings to her role makes her truly invaluable to the RASI staff and clients.

James Temple, CPA

Chief Business Officer
Technology Executive and Business model expert with strategy, operations, finance, capital raising, and M&A background focused on building customer and shareholder value. Experience in tech with start-up through mature revenue/product, international expansion and turnaround experience. Entity size startup to $100M + in annual revenues private and publicly held.

Bryan Starbuck

Chief Technical Officer
13 years of entrepreneurial experience building out FinTech and B2B Enterprise SaaS companies with a high ratio of success. Focus is on AI, ML and intelligent algorithm-based strategies to best serve a market. Former CEO of TalentSpring (acquired in 2010).

Directors

Leon McMullan

Director of New Business Development

Brian Smith

Director of Compliance

James Green

Program Manager

Jessie Payne

Director of HR

Craig Wright

Controller

Lauren Noreen

Director of Marketing

Brittany Ward

Internal Education & Training Management

Michael Swartwood

IT Program Manager

Brian McCaig

Director of Client Advisory Services

Max Strycker

Director of Supply Chain Partnership

Lynn Smith

Assistant Director of Client Advisory Services

Sophia Yu

Certified Public Accountant

Chad Knoth

Director of Accounting Service

Leon McMullan

Director of New Business Development

Brian Smith

Director of Compliance

James Green

Program Manager

Jessie Payne

Director of HR

Craig Wright

Controller

Lauren Noreen

Director of Marketing

Brittany Ward

Internal Education & Training Management

Michael Swartwood

IT Program Manager

Brian McCaig

Director of Client Advisory Services

Max Strycker

Director of Supply Chain Partnership

Lynn Smith

Assistant Director of Client Advisory Services

Sophia Yu

Certified Public Accountant

Chad Knoth

Director of Accounting Service

Client Advisors

Bobby Burns

Client Advisor

Ryan French

Client Advisor

Cannon Gies

Client Advisor

Benjamin Padilla

Client Advisor

Helen DeGennaro

Client Advisor

Hunter Hentschel

Client Advisor

Joe Barnett

Client Advisor

Jon Billings

Client Advisor

Kelli Daniels

Client Advisor

Matthew Loften

Client Advisor

Mike Hensen

Client Advisor

Orrin Snyder

Client Advisor

Bobby Burns

Client Advisor

Ryan French

Client Advisor

Cannon Gies

Client Advisor

Benjamin Padilla

Client Advisor

Helen DeGennaro

Client Advisor

Hunter Hentschel

Client Advisor

Joe Barnett

Client Advisor

Jon Billings

Client Advisor

Kelli Daniels

Client Advisor

Matthew Loften

Client Advisor

Mike Hensen

Client Advisor

Orrin Snyder

Client Advisor

Squad Leads

Taylor Sears

Squad Lead

Rene Riffle

Squad Lead

Adam Walsh

Squad Lead

Alyson Sheehy

Squad Lead

Christine Schamp

Squad Lead

Jesse Brown

Squad Lead

Adam Walsh

Squad Lead

Alyson Sheehy

Squad Lead

Christine Schamp

Squad Lead

Jesse Brown

Squad Lead

Rene Riffle

Squad Lead

Taylor Sears

Squad Lead

Our Teams

Accounting Team

Our accountants incorporate their vast knowledge of accounting principles into the restaurant industry. They utilize the RASI system to translate various restaurant tasks into financial statements.

Bank Reconciliation

Our bank rec’ers are versed on restaurants' bank recs issues, so they can quickly detect any discrepancies and isolate opportunities to ensure accuracy. They also use reconciliations as security measures to detect fraud or theft.

Client Advisors

Our training team consists of ex-restaurant GM’s, executive chefs and owners; they know the restaurant business inside and out. They use their expert experience to share best practices, and empower restaurateurs with RASI’s dynamic tools.

Conversion Accountants

Our conversion accountants are experts in forensic accounting enabling them to create comprehensible reports from literal shoeboxes and self-taught prior books. They ensure that your experience with RASI starts seamlessly.

Tax Team

Our tax team consists of certified, highly trained specialists with expertise on tax regulations for the hospitality industry. With 25+ years of combined experience in processing taxes in almost every US state, they can ensure that we are staying abreast of all tax laws.

Engineering Team

Our Engineering Team built and supports our proprietary Restaurant Accounting System. They bring a vast amount of experience and knowledge working with POS systems and POS data, so our clients can streamline everything from POS to IRS.

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