We utilize our RestTech Partners and Associates as required
Michael L. Atkinson - Principal
Michael is a founding partner at RestTech and CEO at Bailiwick Ventures, an investment holding company with investments in leading-edge RestTech software companies including FohBoh Media, Orderscape, StarBar.ai, and Ghosterus.com, among others. Michael has more than three decades of experience as an investor, operator, restaurateur, technology entrepreneur, chain restaurant CFO, investment banker and financier. Michael works with industry clients on food and restaurant technology strategy, marketplaces, systems integration and recruiting.
Michael advises brands on technology stack refresh strategies and integrations, automation, analytics, robotics, voice-enablement and business intelligence.
Kim L. Atkinson - Principal - Senior Program Manager
Kim is a senior program manager at RestTech.co and a senior finance and business leader with expertise in fusing finance and technology. Kim has accumulated technical experience throughout her career in Silicon Valley, from learning SQL to leading software implementations to supporting Technology (IT, Data Centers). Her primary focus is to her stakeholders, ensuring they have what they need to support their teams. Kim is a quick study with new software and applications. She is a Microsoft Excel expert, super-user and developer of complex financial models. She's crafted multi-national budget solutions, whether creating a template in Excel or implementing software for a more robust integrated solution, and rolling out the solution company wide or worldwide, numerous times.
Her career has migrated from a solid FP&A role to IT Business Operations, taking a solid corporate finance foundation and transferring those skills to support IT system needs and requirements. Kim is also experienced with IT Project, Program and Portfolio Management and governance, and very skilled at data analysis and reporting useful information to all levels of management. Kim is able to quickly identify useful KPIs and metrics to report to executives.
Most recently, Kim was a Program Manager at Fourth/HotSchedules working with teams implementing complex systems for Hooters, M-Group and CowFish, among others.
Kim received her BA in Finance from Indiana State University.
Specialties: Budgeting, Forecasting, Planning, Analysis, Data automation, Long range financial planning, Technology Business Management, TBM, IT business operations, Portfolio Management, Relationship Management, Budgeting solutions, Reporting, Data management, PMO, IT Finance, Strategic Planning, Financial Modeling, Spreadsheets and Databases, SQL, Budget Software Implementations (including Khalix, Apptio), Process Creation and Improvement, Business Intelligence, Metrics and KPI development, Chart of Accounts structuring, Full P&L support and RestTech solutions implementation and planning.
Kim leads the restaurant back-office systems implementation and budget planning services group for RestTech.co.