Senior Management

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

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 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.

Aimee Takamura / 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.

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.

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