Dana Koteen – Managing Partner at Restaurant Reason, LLC
Dana Koteen is the Managing Partner of Restaurant Reason which provides web-based tools for modern training and services in the restaurant world. He has more than 15 years in the business and hab worked everything from reservations to POS systems, to scheduling and more. Restaurant Reason uses technology to create stronger restaurant businesses. Dana has experiences in training in the hospitality industry, sales, change management, employment law and policy writing, media relations, and public speaking.
Jim Keet – President and CEO at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
Jim Keet has years of experience that led him to become the President and CEO of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe. He began his journey working his way through SMU at Steak ‘n Ale and with Winegardner-Hammonds Operations. From there he pursued a career in the hotel/restaurant industry and became one of the youngest innkeepers in the Holiday Inn system. From 1975 to 1986 Jim helped to bring and operate 27 Wendy’s and Sisters’ restaurants in Arkansas and Texas. Jim continued to serve in leadership roles for various restaurant entities, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnhill’s before opening Taziki’s with his sons.