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DaveHeadshot218x218NEW.png Dave Bennett, President & CEO, Mirus

With more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant and technology industries, Dave has deftly steered Mirus through its formative years as well as into its current growth phase. Prior to joining Mirus in 2000, Dave delivered more than $500 million in large-scale information services contracts for IBM Global Services. In addition, he previously served as the vice president for information services for the now Dunkin’ Brands, where he managed the information strategies and policies of more than 5,000 Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts locations. Dave holds a B.S. in Business Administration and MBA from Northeastern University.

Derrick Brown Derrick Brown, Director of FP&A, Portillo’s

Derrick has 17 years of experience in the Restaurant,Food, and Packaging industry and is an alum of McDonald’s and PwC. He has worked in both Finance and Accounting roles and uses Mirus for data management and reporting needs. With Portillo’s, Derrick has integrated POS, Time Clock, Labor Scheduling, Customer Satisfaction, Drive Thru Times, Inventory, Labor Goals, Sales Budgets, Deposits, Sales Forecasts, and several other data feeds into Mirus.

Kadiata 'Jet' Diop Kadiata 'Jet' Diop, Integrations Specialist, Mirus

Kadiata or as her friends call her, "Jet", is the liaison between understanding what her clients would like to accomplish in Mirus and partnering with her colleagues to get these goals accomplished. Prior to joining the Mirus team in 2017, she served as a manager for Pappasito's Tex- Mex Restaurants in Austin & Houston, Benji's Restaurant in Austin, and Los Cucos Mexican Cafe in Houston. Jet holds a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Texas at Austin.

Terri Gonzalez Terri Pham Gonzalez, Manager of Account Services, Mirus

Terri maintains client relations, projects, training, and testing for new features. Before joining Mirus in 2012, Terri was in operations with Starbucks Coffee Company, Harrah's Entertainment, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. She began her career in hospitality as a busser at her parents seafood restaurant at the ripe age of 8. She holds a B.S in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.

Loren_Headshot Loren HindsMcGhee, Technology Operations Analyst, Torchy’s Taco

Loren originally helped Torchy's Taco as a Compeat Specialist but has now transitioned to the Finance Department. She continues to work closely with both the Technology and Operations team as the Finance lead on all Operations-focused technology projects. Loren uses Mirus to help ensure that Torchy’s maximizes data, analytics, and reporting to truly enable the Operations Team to better run their stores. In her free time Loren enjoys playing pool and creating wire jewelry.

Delyth Jones Delyth Jones, Account Coordinator, Mirus

Delyth maintains client relations, projects, and training for Mirus. By working closely with development, she helps test applications and new features. She also organizes software builds, pitches new developmental ideas, and advocates clients’ requests for application improvements. Delyth graduated from Sam Houston State University and hold a BBA in Management Information Systems.

KurtisHeadshot150x150 Kurtis Keithley, Field Systems Analyst, Andy's Frozen Custards

With a decade IT experience, Kurtis describes himself as being humble yet confident, hard working, friendly and goal oriented. Kurtis is a graduate from College of the Ozarks where he obtained his Bachelor's in Computer Science. For 5 years now, Kurtis has supported and maintained POS Systems and other software and hardware solutions for Andy's Frozen Custard. In his free time, Kurtis enjoys playing with his 18 month old son and spending time with his wife.

Dina_2017_500x500.png Dina Misener, Manager of Application Development, Mirus

Dina leads the development team at Mirus. She has been with Mirus for over 15 years. Dina designs, codes, tests and mentors along with various other tasks to help keep the Mirus products competitive and current. In addition, she works closely with the Account Management team to ensure that clients' requests are being met. Dina earned her B.S in Management Information Systems at Nichols College.

Alan Panek Alan Panek, Vice President Client Services, Mirus

Alan is responsible for servicing the daily needs of Mirus clients. He leads the account management team and is responsible for getting new clients up to speed as well as coordinating ongoing client projects and priorities with the operations and development teams. Since joining Mirus in 2004, Alan has spearheaded the development of the company’s library of best practices. Prior to coming to Mirus, Alan served as a manager with Chili’s Bar and Grill. He earned his B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management at the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston.

Leslie Thompson Leslie Thompson, Sales, Mirus

Leslie provides details about Mirus and it's solutions to prospective "Data Nerds". She has technically been working with Mirus for over 10 years. Prior to joining the Mirus sales team in 2012, Leslie was a Business Performance Advisor at Insperity where Mirus was one of her clients. She holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Texas in Austin.

Emily Tobar Duncan Emily Duncan Tobar, Integrations Manager, Mirus

Emily Duncan Tobar is the Integrations Manager of Mirus. She manages the on boarding of new accounts with the Integration team during the initial implementation process, as well as the integration of new systems for existing Mirus clients. Prior to joining the Mirus team in 2011, she worked as General Manager and Director of Marketing & Sales for Howl at the Moon in Houston, Indianapolis and San Antonio. She holds a BA from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX.

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