UniFocus, the Dallas-based provider of smart labor management tools for the service sector, announced that Dave Gates has joined the company to lead its restaurant industry initiatives.
Gates brings more than 35 years of restaurant industry experience, including 27 years in leadership roles with Red Robin where he led the process to adopt UniFocus as the corporate standard for labor management. Most recently, Gates served as an operations management consultant with restaurant consulting firm, The Productivity Advantage.
“I have experienced firsthand the distinct advantage restaurants have when they put UniFocus smart tools for labor management in the hands of their managers and multi-unit leaders,” says Gates. “Managing labor effectively and providing state of art communication tools to front-line team members will be a critical factor for restaurants in recovering from the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis. I am honored to be a part of UniFocus, which is uniquely positioned to help restaurants navigate their paths back to profitability more quickly.”
“Dave has extensive experience in restaurant operations and a strong reputation for innovative problem solving,” adds UniFocus CEO, Mark Heymann. “His combination of strengths is perfectly aligned with our commitment to strong knowledge of the industries we serve and our culture of continuous innovation. We couldn’t be more excited to have Dave on our team as we expand our work with restaurants.”