Management

Senior Management

Learn more about the diverse and experienced Restaurant Associates & CxRA senior leadership:


Dick Cattani / Chief Executive Officer

Dick Cattani oversees a company that under his direction has grown into an $800 million business. Restaurant Associates is widely considered the pre-eminent on-site food service company in the industry.

Michael Gallagher / President, Managed Services

As President of Managed Services, Michael Gallagher oversees all of RA's corporate dining and educational dining accounts, as well as a number of support services departments. A 25-year veteran of RA, Michael has helped shape the company's distinct style and played a major role in contributing to its growth.

Ed Brown / President, Restaurant Services

For more than 30 years, 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.

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.

Robin Cerrati / Vice President, Human Resources

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

Serena Crutchfield / Senior Director, Marketing

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

Tory Roth / Senior Director, Retail

Tory Roth is the senior director of retail. In this role, she oversees visual and style as well as retail programs.

Tori Martinet / Director, Wellness & Nutrition

Tori Martinet is the Director of Wellness and Nutrition for Restaurant Associates since 2014. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Spanish from Pitzer College.

Julie Suh / Vice President, Hospitality & Culture

Julie Suh works in partnership with operational leaders to develop, communicate and execute on RA's strategy to deliver hospitality excellence to premier clients.

CxRA Management


Tim McLaughlin / Vice President, Culinary Services

With an impressive restaurant roster – and a lifetime in the food industry – under his belt, Tim McLaughlin leads CxRA as a very hands-on head chef.

Mary Dearborn / Vice President, Catering

As CxRA's Director of Catering Sales, Mary Dearborn founded the central catering sales team and staffing services department and led hospitality catering for the U.S. Open Tennis and several PGA tours.

Nicole Allen / Vice President Operations, Catering Services

After graduating from Cornell's Hotel School, Nicole Allen joined CxRA as controller, later moving into sales and then operations as the F&B Director of the Central Catering Kitchen.
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