Restaurant Food Service & Production
I began cooking when I was 14 at a local bar, progressing into fine dining and banquet positions until I was 20. I worked full time in kitchens from 16 to 19, then gained experience in FoH and banquet serving until I was 21.
Business Operation & Management
My primary career focus since I was 21 has been to gain experience in all areas of business management. I began by starting a computer repair and sales storefront in 2004. I operated this business until 2008, primarily focusing on learning business finances, systems development, product development, marketing & advertising, personnel management, and operations management.
I worked through 2008 transitioning my first company into new ownership while developing software and systems for the business which I currently operate.
In 2009 I started Hodgsoft to leverage the Point-of-Sale system, Serving Success that I began developing in 2005. In the 2 and a half years since I started Hodgsoft we have implemented over 200 systems in 3 states and developed the system to be highly reliable and scalable to several vertical markets.
In 2011 Hodgsoft sold Serving Success to Fero Software where I maintain part ownership and lead the Serving Success product development team.
Food & Beverage Systems
In addition to software and business development I have completed hundreds of hours consulting new and existing hospitality owners in developing effective management and operational systems for their establishments. I have hired GM's, developed systems for effective service, and fine-tuned order entry and information systems.
My primary career goal is to develop and perfect systems to manage all areas of hospitality businesses' operations and management, and to then apply these systems to many establishments.