Revel Systems Announces New Advisory Board to Help Clients Drive Growth and Improve Operations

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Senior Industry Leaders Lend Their Expertise to Revel’s Growing Client Base

Revel Systems, a cloud-based point of sale (POS) and complete business management platform, today announced the formation of the Revel Advisory Board. In alignment with Revel’s commitment to client success, the Revel Advisory Board is composed of tenured experts in the restaurant and hospitality technology industries, who will advise and guide Revel clients seeking to grow and further develop their businesses.

Revel clients can consult with members of the board whose expertise spans such topics as:

  • Franchise planning and best practices
  • Successful scalability and business growth
  • Investing in the right technology for operational success
  • Leveraging data and customer insights to strategically grow business

“Managing and growing a restaurant and retail store is complicated even in normal times and Revel is constantly exploring new ways to find resources for our customers to help them succeed,” said Greg Dukat, CEO, Revel Systems. “We are excited to provide our clients access to such prominent industry experts who can help shape their growth strategies and provide essential operational advice.”

The founding members of the Advisory board include:

Bill Allen, Investor and Strategic Advisor
A. William “Bill” Allen is an investor and strategic advisor as well as a well-respected visionary within the restaurant industry. Bill has more than 25 years of experience in building restaurant companies for leading brands, such as Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and OSI Restaurant Partners (currently titled Bloomin’ Brands), among others.

“The restaurant business is a people business. It’s a business of execution. It’s a business of a thousand details, and the people that actually do it best are those that can execute their brand proposition for the consumer. That is why I love the industry.” — Bill Allen

Mike Nettles, Advisor and Consultant for Fortune 1000 Brands
Mike Nettles has spent almost 30 years of his professional career as a technology and digital transformation leader, with deep application of his skills in the foodservice and hospitality industries. His background includes work for several multi-concept global restaurant hospitality brands, where he has delivered technology and business solutions for some of the biggest and most respected names in the industry, most recently as EVP, Chief Operating and Growth Officer for Papa John’s.

“The first question I always ask is, ‘Can you tell me about your best customer?’ You’ll be amazed at how many people can’t do that. But that’s where the conversation has to start. That’s the beginning of a growth strategy. And if you’re not growing, you’re dying.” — Mike Nettles

Steve DeSutter, Business Scalability & Structural Strategist
Steve DeSutter is a highly successful chief executive and leader whose professional experience spans more than 45 years of transformational engagement in a number of industries, including both franchising and corporate-operated quick service restaurants; convenience retail; biotech startups; industrial manufacturing; agricultural business; and unique, entrepreneurial start-up assignments. As Chief Executive Officer of Focus Brands for the last six years, Steve transformed a highly decentralized operation into a scalable growth platform.

“The diversity of my background is what I’m most proud of, and yet it’s also what’s most perplexing to people. Most people think about careers as verticals, where you go up a career ladder. I was in several different industries, and was able to borrow from all of those, and bring them to bear in new ways. I had more of a ‘career jungle gym,’ and that was a real gift. It is the collage of experience that is the greatest strength that I bring to any project, this Advisory Board included.” — Steve DeSutter

For complete bios of the members, please visit and view the details in the Advisory Board section. Revel clients will receive additional communications with instructions on how to engage with this new service.

About Revel Systems
Revel’s point of sale and business solutions provide a native cloud technology platform that is at the heart of our clients’ businesses. The Revel platform helps restaurants and retailers deliver a better customer experience, diversify revenue streams, and scale their businesses with ease. The Revel Essentials™ solution, which has been deployed at thousands of customer locations, is designed for the needs of small chains. The Revel Enterprise® solution is tailored for large chains and leads the industry with a broad footprint of national, big brand customer implementations. Revel is committed to client success and strives to be a people-first business, leading with integrity and transparency. For more information, please visit or call (415) 744-1433.

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