The last few years brought massive change to the restaurant industry, yet some of the most significant shifts are still underway. As leaders drive revenue from new service formats and reinforce operations against economic currents, the most forward-thinking companies are also transforming restaurant managers into true operators.
Morgan Harris, Co-founder of Restaurant365, and Kevin Kruft, Chief Financial Officer of Someburros, will share the stage to explore this evolution and the technical, strategic, and cultural changes top restaurant brands are using to empower their front-line leaders to drive profits and sustainable growth.
After this session, you’ll walk away understanding:
Co-Founder & Chief Customer Advocate
Morgan Harris is Co-Founder of Restaurant365, the world’s only all-in-one, cloud-based, restaurant-specific accounting, back office and reporting solution. Harris has worked in accounting since 1998 and earned his CPA license while working with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 2001, Harris started Dynamic Methods, a Great Plains value added reseller (“VAR”) business, with John Moody where they sold software and services to more than 300 different companies across many different industries. In 2011 as software was moving to the cloud, Harris, Moody, and Tony Smith decided to focus on the restaurant industry and Restaurant365 was born. In his role at Restaurant365, Harris supports large accounts, strategic partnerships, and works on executive level sales. Harris is passionate about software its potential to help growing restaurant businesses. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, playing golf, traveling, skiing and snowboarding as well as spending time with his wife and five children.
Kevin Kruft is Chief Financial Officer at Someburros, an authentic Sonoran-style Mexican restaurant concept located throughout Arizona. Kevin got his start in the restaurant industry working in operations for Rock & Brews Restaurants out of Los Angeles. As the brand grew, Kevin transitioned into accounting and finance eventually becoming CFO and EVP of the concepts 22 locations. After getting an opportunity to move back home to Arizona and join Someburros, Kevin now oversees all aspects of financial operations at Someburros 16 locations. He is passionate about being an operationally-focused CFO balancing serving authentic food, delivering genuine hospitality and creating a great culture for the Someburros Familia all while growing the company’s bottom line.