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Q&A with R365 and Andrew Laufer, CPA 

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Andrew Laufer, CPA

Managing Partner

Laufer LLP

Andrew Laufer started at Laufer, LLP (formerly Landau Arnold Laufer, LLP) in 1986 and became managing partner in 2004.  During his time with the firm, he has developed a deep expertise in the issues associated with franchise accounting and operations.  Clients throughout the United States – including Owner Operators of over 700 franchise businesses including quick service restaurants like McDonald’s and Dairy Queen as well as many other non-food related franchises – rely on Andrew’s expertise to build their businesses.  Andrew maintains a demanding travel schedule, frequently visiting clients and speaking at various conferences and events across the country.  He is also regularly called as an expert witness on business valuations. 

In addition to the usual professional organizations – the New York State Society of Certified Professional Accountants and the AICPA – Andrew is active in his community.  He regularly raises funds for local children’s charities and local hospitals.  Andrew has had a longstanding involvement with the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island and became chair of its board in its 25th anniversary year. 

During his all-too-scarce free time, Andrew enjoys golfing (although he wishes his handicap were lower) and boating.  He also loves spending time with his beloved daughters, grandchildren and with his wife, Eileen, who has been part of his life since he was 17. 

Pinar Alptunaer

Partner Marketing Manager at Restaurant365

Pinar Alptunaer is Partner Marketing Manager at Restaurant365, managing relationships with accounting channel and strategic partners. Pinar also manages sponsorships for R365 events like the Restaurant Transformation Tour. With over 20 years of experience working in the hospitality industry, she continues to keep her finger on the pulse by working The Masters Golf Tournament for the past 11 years. A New Orleans native, Pinar grew up between the United States and Istanbul, engraining her love of all things food and hospitality.