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 $850 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.

Dean Martinus / President, Catering Services

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

Einav Gefen / Chef/Innovator

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

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.

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.

Joe Sargis / Chief Financial Officer

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

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.

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.

Courtney Willis / DIAC Co-Chair, Regional Director

In Courtney’s role as Regional Director of Operations, she also wears the hat of the co-chairperson of our Diversity & Inclusion Action Council [DIAC] and the Race Equity Advocacy Council taskforce.

Serena Crutchfield / Vice President, Marketing & Communication

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.

Aaron Salsbury / Vice President of Data and Analytics

Aaron Salsbury is a Vice President of Data and Analytics at E15 supporting R/A.

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.

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