As an operator, your biggest competitive advantage is knowing how to use data to run a more profitable, efficient and productive business and drive year over year growth. This panel of experts will provide a deep dive into what data really is, how it can provide valuable information for your business and how you can use that information to create actionable change for the ultimate competitive advantage.
Chief Operating Officer, Accent Food Services
Michael Broaders was named Accent Food Services’ Chief Operating Officer earlier this year.
As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Broaders leads delivery of expanded managed services, and streamlines operational and planning processes. Michael is based in Austin, Texas. He reports to Accent’s CEO, Josh Rosenberg, and serves as an integral part of the company’s executive leadership team.
Michael’s exceptional skills and industry expertise have been pivotal in helping Accent Food Services expand its services and clients. His experience is rooted in the food and beverage industry. Following an early career at PepsiCo where he worked across its operations footprint, Mr. Broaders spent 18 years with Coca Cola. Most recently, he served as Vice President of North America Supply Planning, Transportation & Warehousing for Coca Cola Refreshments. Here, he held responsibility for geographic supply/transportation planning, production scheduling, internal/external fleet management, and product availability. “Mike is a knowledgeable and trusted leader,” says Josh Rosenberg, Accent’s CEO. “I am confident that with Mike as COO, we will be able to harness his inimitable skills to continue to build on Accent Food Services’ reputation for operational excellence and tap into new procedures and technologies that will only push us forward.”
The addition of Michael Broaders is the latest business announcement in what has been an outstanding year of growth and development for Accent Food Services.
Vice President and COO, All Star Services
All Star is family owned and operated and Duncan represents the 3rd generation. He has been with the company for 10 years after graduating from the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Accounting.
The company has 4 branches to service customers located in 28 counties in Southeastern and Mid-Michigan. In 2008, Duncan led the early adoption of telemetry, dynamic scheduling, pre-kitting and cashless at All Star. He continues to use technology to push All Star to be an industry leader in efficiency. As a result, the company has been able to establish a just in time inventory system, consolidate product warehouses, reduce operational costs, increase sales, increase margin, and gain more control over the business.
Director of National Sales, Cantaloupe Systems, Moderator
Brian Fischer is the National Sales Director for Cantaloupe Systems, Inc. Brian joined Cantaloupe in 2007, and is responsible for the enterprise sales team.
Brian has previously served on the ELN Steering Committee and the Information & Research committees for NAMA, and attended the NAMA Executive Development Program at Michigan State University in 2010.
Brian received his Bachelors degree in Political Science from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.
Vend Pro Refreshment Services
Ken Jenkins is the Owner & Founder of Vend Pro Inc. founded in 2008.
He started with just 1 machine and now Vend Pro has 23 routes servicing Vending, Micro Markets & Office Coffee. Vend Pro owns and operates a full line Commissary, proudly providing its customers with its homemade food daily. Ken started partnering with Cantaloupe in October 2013. As of November 2017, Vend Pro is fully deployed with Cantaloupe and Cashless.
President, CC Vending, Inc.
Michael Cascione, Sr. (“Mike”) is the founder and president of CC Vending, based in Mt. Vernon, NY. Since its startup in 1989 with a single beverage machine, CCV has become one of the largest vending companies in the New York metropolitan area, servicing over 15,000 machines, while managing the operations of several other companies throughout four states.
Mike credits his early embrace and investment in technology and the Cantaloupe System as one of the keys to his and the company’s success. CCV currently develops new technology for Micro-Markets and creates healthy products for the K-12 market, where it services the nation’s largest public school system, the NYC Department of Education. Mike continues to be an advocate for innovation in the industry, fulfilling his goal of transforming CCV from a vending company into a technology firm.