It has been about a year since Red Book Connect brought together 5 companies that focused on hiring, training and scheduling employees, inventory management, business intelligence, loyalty programs, and shift management solutions. Though we’ve been featured in a lot of news stories since then, I thought I’d provide an insider view of what’s been happening.
First, we hired an amazing CEO and leadership team. Larry Abramson, our CEO, came over from Oracle, and he is committed, passionate and scary smart. Additional great minds soon followed to assemble a powerhouse of thinkers, leaders and doers. We’re also hiring like crazy under each of these new leaders. If you’re looking for work and want to join an amazing company that is rocketing to the moon, check out our careers page!
Second, we held onto great leaders and team members that were already in place. Sure, we had a little bit of natural attrition, but the team that built the original companies – the ones that know the products inside and out and have spent years building relationships with our customers – are still here, in leadership positions helping to drive us to the top.
Third, we started focusing on platform integration in earnest. Most of our products can already be accessed with a single sign-on, but we hadn’t done so much to make them look and feel like an integrated whole. We’re doing that now and the UX/UI team is having a blast. Watch for more to come later this year!
Finally, we launched the digital version of our Manager’s Red Book earlier this year. It’s an amazing shift management app that makes creating a consistently flawless guest experience easier and the perfect shift more attainable.
This is all just the very beginning. We’re moving fast to enhance the most amazing suite of restaurant technology apps ever known to this industry or any other. Just wait til you see what’s coming next!
Mary Kay Hyde | Sr. Director of Marketing & Communities| Red Book Connect