Specializing in Information Systems
software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, digital marketing, mobile solutions, managed services, and payment, payroll & HR processing
A little about your local Relationship Manager…
Michael Rutherford started his career, while still attending high school, at the age of seventeen. He studied in a correspondence career technical culinary training program through the American Culinary Federation Apprentice Program that awarded him with the honor as an Apprentice of the year.
As a Senior at Washburne Trade School/ Culinary Institute, he was chosen to represent his classmates along with six other students at the National Restaurant Association Culinary Classics where they each won a gold medal & a team trophy.
Michael from a young age, as a working learner attended major universities for specific course work and certifications, while understanding the big picture throughout his career by gaining years of experience working for industry leaders, and outstanding professional mentors.
“Michael understands the meaning of partnership and synergy. His ability to communicate, his follow-up and follow-through and his integrity lead me to the recommendation of this individual.”
~ Chris Snyder – President at TAPS Fish House & Brewery / The Catch / Lillie’s Q
During the first half of Michael’s career he served on many opening teams, community services, industry association board of advisors, and earned his way as a director operating more than 30 business locations ranging from very large well branded & high volume venues, stores, hotels, clubs and restaurants to making Nation’s Restaurant News Hot Concepts and Orange County, California #1 Restaurant & Nightclub list for 4 years in a row. Michael’s career store annual sales revenue contributions were between $1MM to $28MM with the average business location of $5.5MM.
“Michael has a brilliant personality and always uses it to develop better personal relationships, which is why he is respected almost immediately by those he comes in contact with. His attention to detail and ability to prioritize/address the important issues for his sales team has always had a supernatural aura about it. I recommend Michael because he has a desire to excel personally and influences others to do the same.”
~ Nic Wilkinson
For more than fifteen years, Michael expanded his career into solution sales; where he consulted with merchants on Tier 1 information technology solutions for hundreds of locations. As sales, operations & marketing engagement leader for training & performance improvement processes, he led professional teams to manage consistent “Customers for life” relationships for over 5,800 licensed software users. While selling & supporting over 1,200 accounts 24/7 annually “hardware, software & professional services” and annually being a part of helping hundreds of new customers across the country. Michael’s background includes managing successful relationships, implementing strategic business best practices, acquisitions & mergers, and change management.
“Michael Rutherford has been a significant mentor to me in the field of restaurant POS technology and Operations and I recommend him as a valuable asset to any company. He is one of the most task-oriented and focused people I have ever worked with, and excels in doing all due diligence in order to effectively and successfully reach goals and win sales. Michael understands the nuances of doing business and combines that with his years in the field to bring a unique and acute perspective to every process. His inherent drive and competitive nature means that a solution is always possible, the answer is always yes, and he will always see things through to the very end.”
~ Cristal Ghitman
Today, Michael supports businesses as the Relationship Manager for Heartland Payment Systems – and Michael’s affilated partnership services. Learn More
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY), one of the largest payment processors in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing and security technology through Heartland Secure™ and its comprehensive breach warranty. We offer solutions for Associations, digital marketing & advertisements, point of sale, mobile commerce, e-Commerce, payroll & H.R. solutions, and related business services to more than 300,000 business and educational locations nationwide.
In 2016, Global Payments, a fortune 500 company with over 1 million customers, aquired Heartland Payment Systems.
A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of the Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices.
We are endorsed by the National Restuarant Association and over 250 other State, Local & National Associations.
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CONTACT INFORMATION – Great Lakes Region
Direct line: 562.706.3637
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