Ted’s 35 years in the restaurant business includes over a decade in operations prior to his nearly 20 years of working with restaurant technology. Having worked extensively with everything from point of sale to enterprise systems his focus is now on the integration of those systems and the presentation of the data that those systems contain. He has worked continuously with SQL Server Reporting Services since its release in 2004.
For the last 5+ years Ted has been on the software team at Del Taco Restaurants. Immediately prior to joining the team at Del Taco he spent over 5 years as the VP of Technology at Claim Jumper Restaurants where in just a few years he transformed the IT department as the company grew from 30 to 45 locations and saw a 3 fold increase in the utilization of technology.
Ted graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Technology and a minor in Architecture. When he isn’t in front of a screen you are likely to find him with a fishing pole or archery bow teaching kids how to catch fish and shoot arrows at the Boy Scout camp near his home in Lake Forest, California where he lives with his amazing wife and 3 boys.