Meet Our Restaurant Consultant Team

Synergy Restaurant Consultants is a team of experienced restaurant professionals with the financial, operations, and culinary expertise to drive sales, reduce costs, and grow guest counts. More than 285 years of unparalleled experience is the cornerstone of our company’s success and the reason over 250 nationally recognized restaurant organizations have called on us. Our guarantee is to reduce expenses, improve operating efficiencies, and lead you to immediate and long-term profitable growth. With Synergy on your team, our hands-on managing partners are always by your side.

No matter the size of your restaurant company, you can confidently add seasoned Synergy professionals to your team to support key sales and profit-building initiatives.

  • Dean Small

    Founder and Managing Partner

    Dean Small, the founder and CEO of Synergy Restaurant Consultants, has more than 35 years of hands-on food service experience.

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  • Danny Bendas

    Managing Partner

    Danny Bendas, a Managing Partner of Synergy Restaurant Consultants since 1989, has more than 30 years of experience.

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  • George Barton

    George Barton

    Beverage and Operations

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  • Robin Henley

    Operations

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  • Emily Callaghan

    Concept Development

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  • Clyde Gilfillan

    Operations & Finance

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  • Mandy DeLucia

    Project Coordinator

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  • Brad Miller

    Operations

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  • Brian McDonough

    Human Resources & Compliance

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  • Jarrod DellaChiesa

    Technology & Operations

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  • Tim Green

    Pizza Expert

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  • John Walch

    John Walch

    Operations and Management

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  • Kimberly Berardi

    Culinary

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  • Timoth McDowell

    Timothy McDowell

    Culinary

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  • Frederic Juillet

    International Operations

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THE SYNERGY TEAM FEATURES INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Marketing & Branding

  • Warren Ellish

    Branding & Marketing

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  • Karen Brennan

    Branding & Marketing

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  • Randy Lopez

    Branding & Marketing

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Design


Specialists

  • Jim Campbell

    Supply Chain Management

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  • Chris Rich

    Chris Rich

    Franchise Systems

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