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 Headshot

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 Headshot

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 - Headshot

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 - Headshot

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
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Lauren Noreen

Chief Marketing Officer
Lauren began her career at RASI 8 years ago. She is well versed in all aspects of digital marketing to create highly effective conversion strategies. She is experienced in working across departments and engaging with partners to build captivating, thought-provoking, content, and cohesive brand awareness in order to engage new customers; including, curating a complete company rebrand in January 2021 to reflect adaptation and growth related to newly imposed industry-specific needs.
Lauren Noreen Headshot

Lauren Noreen

Chief Marketing Officer
Lauren began her career at RASI 8 years ago. She is well versed in all aspects of digital marketing to create highly effective conversion strategies. She is experienced in working across departments and engaging with partners to build captivating, thought-provoking, content, and cohesive brand awareness in order to engage new customers; including, curating a complete company rebrand in January 2021 to reflect adaptation and growth related to newly imposed industry-specific needs.
Chief Marketing Officer
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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 - head shot

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
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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).
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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 Headshot

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 - Headshot

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.
Lauren Noreen Headshot

Lauren Noreen

Chief Marketing Officer
Lauren began her career at RASI 8 years ago. She is well versed in all aspects of digital marketing to create highly effective conversion strategies. She is experienced in working across departments and engaging with partners to build captivating, thought-provoking, content, and cohesive brand awareness in order to engage new customers; including, curating a complete company rebrand in January 2021 to reflect adaptation and growth related to newly imposed industry-specific needs.
James Temple - head shot

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 - Headshot

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 - Headshot

Leon McMullan

Director of New Business Development

Brian Smith - headshot

Brian Smith

Director of Compliance

Jessie Payne Headshot

Jessie Payne

Director of HR

Craig Wright - headshot

Craig Wright

Controller

Brittany Ward Headshot

Brittany Ward

Internal Education & Training Management

Michael Swartwood - headshot

Michael Swartwood

IT Program Manager

Max Strycker - RASI Director of Supply Chain Partnerships

Max Strycker

Director of Supply Chain Partnership

Lynn Smith - headshot

Lynn Smith

Client Advisor Operations Manager

Mike Hensen - headshot

Mike Hensen

Business Operations Manager

Jesse Brown Headshot

Jesse Brown

Accounting Enablement Specialist

Sophia Yu Headshot

Sophia Yu

Certified Public Accountant

Chad Knoth Headshot

Chad Knoth

Director of Accounting Service

Leon McMullan - Headshot

Leon McMullan

Director of New Business Development

Brian Smith - headshot

Brian Smith

Director of Compliance

Jessie Payne Headshot

Jessie Payne

Director of HR

Craig Wright - headshot

Craig Wright

Controller

Brittany Ward Headshot

Brittany Ward

Internal Education & Training Management

Michael Swartwood - headshot

Michael Swartwood

IT Program Manager

Max Strycker - RASI Director of Supply Chain Partnerships

Max Strycker

Director of Supply Chain Partnership

Lynn Smith - headshot

Lynn Smith

Client Advisor Operations Manager

Mike Hensen - headshot

Mike Hensen

Business Operations Manager

Jesse Brown Headshot

Jesse Brown

Accounting Enablement Specialist

Sophia Yu Headshot

Sophia Yu

Certified Public Accountant

Chad Knoth Headshot

Chad Knoth

Director of Accounting Service

Client Advisors

Aaron Kinscler

Client Advisor

Tealla Bonneau

Client Advisor

Matt Runions

Client Advisor

Patrick Meyer

Client Advisor

Garey Hiles

Client Advisor

Stephen Fuller

Client Advisor

RASI Client Advisor - Jed Condell Headshot

Jed Condell

Client Advisor

Nina Hernandez

Client Advisor

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Ryan French

Client Advisor

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Cannon Gies

Client Advisor

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Hunter Hentschel

Client Advisor

Aaron Kinscler

Client Advisor

Cannon Gies Headshot

Cannon Gies

Client Advisor

Garey Hiles

Client Advisor

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Hunter Hentschel

Client Advisor

RASI Client Advisor - Jed Condell Headshot

Jed Condell

Client Advisor

Matt Runions

Client Advisor

Nina Hernandez

Client Advisor

Patrick Meyer

Client Advisor

Ryan French Headshot

Ryan French

Client Advisor

Stephen Fuller

Client Advisor

Tealla Bonneau

Client Advisor

Portfolio Managers

Jimi Komarowsky

Portfolio Manager

Adam Walsh - headshot

Adam Walsh

Portfolio Manager

Joe Barnett - headshot

Joe Barnett

Portfolio Manager

Matthew Loften - headshot

Matthew Loften

Portfolio Manager

Eric Lang - headshot

Eric Lang

Portfolio Manager

Christine Schamp - Headshot

Christine Schamp

Portfolio Manager

Adam Walsh - headshot

Adam Walsh

Portfolio Manager

Joe Barnett - headshot

Joe Barnett

Portfolio Manager

Matthew Loften - headshot

Matthew Loften

Portfolio Manager

Eric Lang - headshot

Eric Lang

Portfolio Manager

Christine Schamp - Headshot

Christine Schamp

Portfolio Manager

Jimi Komarowsky

Portfolio Manager

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.

Cash Management

Our cash management specialists 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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