Chapter Chair: Brian Pearson, CIO, Stacked Restaurants
Brian Pearson serves as the CIO for Stacked Restaurants, LLC. He is responsible for the computing and communications infrastructure for the chain, as well as helping to design and implement one of the first fully integrated customer service and sales solutions for the Casual Dining industry. He serves on a variety of advisory boards both in and out of the hospitality industry, including Hospitality Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board and HotSchedules Advisory Board.
Pearson’s operational background enables him to engineer holistic scalable infrastructure systems for growth companies that achieve strategic goals, while maintaing service of the operations groups. Pearson has transitioned companies from weekly reporting in critical areas of sales reporting, labor and KPI’s to real-time solutions. This innovation has increased productivity, cash flow and enabled more fact-based decisions for all levels of the companies he has served.
Prior to becoming the CIO for Stacked Restaurants, Mr. Pearson held IT leadership positions with BJ’s Restaurants, Inc, Ruby’s Diner, and Sylvan Learning Centers. Other notable engagements include The Cheesecake Factory and both Chart House Restaurants, and Island’s Restaurants as a restaurant operator.
Brian lives in Orange County, CA with his wife Sharon, his Kindle, and five children.