MIAMI, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
GRILLiT, Inc. (OTC: GRLT) ("GRILLiT" or the "Company") today announced that it has retained accomplished information technology strategist, Ghassan (Gus) Salamoun to serve as its Special Advisor for IT infrastructure.
Ghazi Hajj, GRILLiT Chairman and CEO, stated, "Gus Salamoun is a brilliant technical strategist who sees an abundance of opportunity to leverage the latest in technology innovations in order to maximize our operational and logistical efficiencies as a growing restaurant chain. He will initially focus on streamlining our social media strategy, our point of sale data streams, and real-time store-level reporting of financial performance."
Mr. Salamoun is a senior and seasoned executive in IT services with a broad experience in a multitude of industries and markets. He has a proven record of progressive leadership, with a wealth of experience with vanguard channels for customer interaction, B2B and B2C communication in large multi-divisional and multi-national organizations that have dealt with retail, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as large corporations. Mr. Salamoun has held executive positions as Head of Information Technology, Product Management, Development, Operations and Customer Care.
Since 2008 he was Senior Vice President, Global Development and Service Delivery for Verio, Inc. (an NTT communication company and leader in web hosting and online interaction), where he provided overall supervision, direction, and management for all operational aspects of Verio's products and services worldwide. At Verio, his mandate included product management, product development, program management, server management, customer care, internal IT operations, data center and backbone operations. Mr. Salamoun developed and launched the first globally seamless Public Cloud product and offering (Read more here: http://risetothecloud.com/ntt-com-to-launch-new-enterprise-cloud-sacramento-bee/). He developed social media products that helped businesses in brand awareness, online marketing and content management. He streamlined internal IT functions and drastically increased overall customer satisfaction.
From 2000 to 2008 Mr. Salamoun served at SITA (a US$1.6 billion technology company operating in the Air Transport industry), holding the title of Vice President - Solutions Engineering from 2006 to 2008. He was a member of the senior leadership team and held various IT, Engineering and Operations positions. He joined SITA to build a US$420 million airport and desktop services business unit, delivering innovation and supporting a 14% CAGR in revenues during that period.
Currently, Mr. Salamoun is Chief Operating Officer for Revenue Cycle Experts, a company that provides services to the healthcare industry with an emphasis on billing and collections using advanced IT tools, and online strategies.
GRILLiT (GRLT) is a growing Latin-Caribbean fusion restaurant concept that marries fast casual to nutritious and healthy food. The company opened its first location in Miami in 2011 and specializes in chef-inspired custom crafted rice bowls, pasta and wraps as well as salads. GRILLiT utilizes domestic growers and delivers healthy cuisine using only fresh proteins, such as never-frozen chicken and Angus beef. Restaurants offer an inviting and comfortable atmosphere with an open kitchen and contemporary, industrial design. GRILLiT currently has two locations and expects to have at least 21 corporate and 58 franchised locations open and operating within the next five years. The company is targeting Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia for new growth. For more information, visit http://www.grillitinc.com.
Forward Looking Statements:
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