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Senior Leadership

Our Corporate Team

Learn more about the experienced Restaurant Associates corporate team:

Ed Brown

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Chef Ed Brown has cultivated a culinary prowess by working in some of the most celebrated kitchens in the world. His passion and considerable talent have earned him wide acclaim, including numerous New York Times stars and a Michelin star.

Michael Gallagher

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer, provides leadership, mentorship and strategic vision to the organization. With a focus on operational excellence, growth and innovation, Michael oversees all operational, managerial and support departments.

Dean Martinus

President, Catering Services

As President for R/A’s Catering Division, Dean oversees CxRA, Mazzone Hospitality, Max Ultimate and Occasions Caterers.

Einav Gefen


Chef Einav joined R/A as Chef/Innovator. Overseeing the culinary group, Einav leads and inspires our fantastic and talented women and men culinarians to drive culinary innovation.

Robin Cerrati

Vice President, People

Robin Cerrati was hired in 2004 as Vice President of People for Restaurant Associates responsible for leading HR strategy. Robin continued oversight of the new HR Strategy for RA’s dynamic growth from 2005-2008.

Courtney Willis

VP, DEIB & Culture

Courtney Willis is R/A’s first VP of DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging) & Culture.

Jim Russo

Managing Director, Managed Services

Jim Russo is the Managing Director of the Managed Services division, overseeing all workplace and higher education accounts.

Ken Warner

Senior Vice President, Restaurant Services

Leading R/A’s entire portfolio of landmark cultural centers and attractions with offerings ranging from concessions to high-volume dining, event catering to fine dining, and everything in between.

Joe Sargis

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Sargis is the Chief Financial Officer for Restaurant Associates, Compass USA.

Alicia Feliciano

Alicia Feliciano

Director of Finance

Alicia Feliciano is the Director of Finance for the managed services division of R/A. Alicia has provided financial leadership to R/A’s premier clients within Business & Industry for over 15 years.

Serena Crutchfield

Vice President, Marketing & Communication

Serena Crutchfield leads the marketing efforts and programs for R/A while working with the teams at accounts and their clients to achieve sales and participation goals.

Sam Souccar

Senior Vice President, Creative Services

Leading a team of Marketing, Communications, Guest Engagement, Retail and Project Management professionals, Sam Souccar collaborates with premier clients to conceive, plan, execute and energize a variety of dining programs and establishments.

Marc Scheuer

Senior Vice President, Culinary

Marc Scheuer leads a team of seven Supervising Chefs and eight Regional Chefs that are responsible for over $800,000,000 in annual revenue, innovation, menu planning, new business acquisitions and client relations.

Aimee Takamura, RD

Director Of Wellness & Sustainability

Aimee is a registered dietitian with a passion for food and nutrition. She leads wellness and sustainability efforts for R/A, striving to ensure we serve delicious food that is better for our bodies and better for the planet.

Anthony Capozzoli

Vice President Operational Excellence

In his role as VP Operational Excellence, Anthony is responsible for developing new strategic initiatives and ensuring the premium and high quality operational excellence R/A is known for is delivered daily to our clients and guests.

Chris Liu

Director, Strategy & Analytics

Chris Liu is a Director of Data and Analytics at E15 supporting Restaurant Associates. He has nearly a decade of experience working with data across industries including, hospitality and healthcare.

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