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"Helping Businesses reach their highest potential""Helping Businesses reach their highest potential"

Recommendations

"Accounting is the language of business.  Profiting is the language of success. Our goal is to speak to you in both languages." 

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Jerry Mangune would make an outstanding asset to your executive management team and organization.  He worked for my organization for over 15 years as the Corporate Controller and although his primary role is to lead the accounting department, his responsibilities has gone beyond the scope as he assumed responsibility for supervising Human Resources, Information Technology and the Administrative Team.

I have witnessed his ability to constantly learn and improve his skills and knowledge in accounting, technology and the general operations of my entire business.  He is a visionary in his field and industry and has insight that would make him valuable to any organization.

In over 15 years, Jerry constantly improved the processes in various areas of the organization.  The following are some of the areas that he has improved throughout his tenure with Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant Group.  This has ultimately saved money and has improved the way we operate my organization.

  • Designed and implemented Operating and Capital Budgets for the entire group.
  • Implemented a uniformed Chart of Accounts for the entire group that improved the Financial Reporting through Microsoft GP Dynamics Accounting Software.
  • Implemented a Gift Card System that eliminated paper gift cards by utilizing a host service.
  • Implemented an Enterprise Time and Attendance System with a full integration with ADP Payroll System.
  • Established a Cash Management System by creating a centralized funding and disbursement program utilizing Microsoft GP Dynamics Accounting Software, ADP Payroll System and online banking technology.
  • Improved controls by establishing various policies and procedures throughout the organization.
  • Improved the inter-company transactions and reconciliations by utilizing the various features of Microsoft GP Dynamics Accounting Software.
  • Reduced periodic financial reports from 20 to 5 days.
  • Through best practice, improved the filing of all statutory business tax returns (excluding income tax).
  • Coordinated all efforts to attain financing and refinancing to achieve the financial and strategic plan of the company.

With his high level of expertise, self-confidence and excellent leadership skills it is my pleasure to recommend Jerry Mangune for any position where he could be of service to your organization.

PHIL STEFANI SIGNATURE RESTAURANT COMPANIES

Phil Stefani,
Owner/CEO

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Jerry Mangune has been consulting Tavern on Rush since 1999 and has improved various processes that makes him an integral part of supporting and improving the onsite accounting and administrative team of Tavern on Rush.  The following are some of what he has accomplished and continues to improve.

  • Improved controls through establishing various policies and procedures
  • Designed and implemented Operating and Capital Budgets
  • Implemented a Cash Management System that improved the monitoring of our Cash Flow
  • Transition, trained and supported three on-site Controllers in the last sixteen years
  • Implementation of our Accounting Software
  • Implementation of the Time & Attendance System integrated with ADP’s Payroll System
  • Improved our periodic financial statement closing from 20 days to 5 days

Jerry’s experience and exceptional leadership skills, knowledge in accounting and business management truly makes him valuable to any organization that can benefit from his services.  If you want to improve the processes of your business, I strongly recommend you to seek his services, as I know you will not be disappointed.

TAVERN ON RUSH

Marty Gutilla
Owner

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We both have known Jerry for over 15 years.  We met him at one of our first of many meetings with other Restaurant CFO’s, Controllers and Owners.  As a group we would meet two to three times per year to discuss topics which would range from Accounting and Administration, Technology, Human Resources and Benefit Administration including Policies and Procedures.  The goal of our meetings was to discuss our industry's similar challenges so that we can share potential solutions.

Jerry possesses all of the qualities necessary for outstanding management.  He has a great deal of knowledge in accounting, administration and technology particularly in the restaurant industry.  He is self-confident and innovative which makes him very dedicated in getting projects completed.

He has excellent leadership skills that contributed to the success of the entire team at Phil Stefani Restaurant Companies which makes his expertise quite valuable.  We highly recommend him to any company that would benefit from his services.

GIBSONS RESTAURANT GROUP

Larry Shane                                   Jeff Harris

Chief Financial Officer                 Corporate Controller   

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We both have known and worked with Jerry Mangune for over 11 years since the inception of Chicago Signature Services, LLC, a joint venture between Buona Restaurant Group and Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant Group.

He is exceptionally knowledgeable in accounting, information technology and in business administration and has contributed to the success of our joint venture.  As part of the executive management team at Phil Stefani Restaurant Group, Jerry has demonstrated excellent business management skills that helped in the success of his entire team.

His experience and skills makes him extremely valuable and we strongly recommend him to any company that can benefit from his services.

BUONA BEEF RESTAURANT GROUP

Joe Buonavolanto                              Nick Araujo

CEO and Co-owner                             Chief Financial Officer

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I have known and worked with Jerry N. Mangune from a professional banking relationship since 2008.  Our team here at Lakeside Bank worked together with a client he consulted on the refinancing of a commercial office building with over 80,000 sq. ft. of rentable space.  The total amount of the loan exceeded $12MM.

While it was during a difficult time in our economy, particularly in financing commercial office buildings, Jerry and his team were able to prepare a very realistic and solid plan.  It demonstrated their ability to increase occupancy and the net operating income of the building while keeping a relatively low operating cost that included being an “Owner Managed Property”.  Jerry also had direct communication with our credit analyst and underwriters supporting the financial information submitted on behalf of the client.

Jerry is great to work with and is always pleasant.  He is a true professional and takes pride in providing accurate financial information.  I highly recommend him to any company that can benefit from his expertise.

LAKESIDE BANK

Philip D. Cacciatore
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 

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As the outside accountant for the Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants, I have worked with Jerry Mangune, their Corporate Controller for over 15 years and I am proud to say that Jerry would be an excellent asset to any organization who would hire him as either an employee or as a consultant.

Since he began working for Phil Stefani, Jerry has lead the accounting department and the corporate staff by developing the team and improving processes in General Accounting & Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Operating & Capital Budgets, Development of Policies and Procedures, Cash & Asset Management and Equity & Debt Financing.

Jerry’s excellent leadership skills not only helped in his growth as a Corporate Controller but the growth of the entire team. Jerry possesses a great amount of knowledge and skills in accounting, business administration and information technology, especially in the restaurant industry. Accordingly, I am confident that any company who is looking to hire someone of Jerry’s capabilities would certainly benefit from his skills and expertise.

BDO USA, LLP

Michael Perlman, CPA
Office Managing Partner
Core Tax Services and Outsourced Financial Services

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I had the pleasure of working with Jerry Mangune in handling all of Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant Companies’ business insurance policies for over 12 years.

As part of the executive management team, Jerry demonstrated excellent work ethics and possesses expert knowledge in the restaurant business as well as the other businesses under their group which included restaurant management, property management and wholesale distribution.

I highly recommend Jerry Mangune’s services to any organization that would benefit from his talent and expertise in accounting, business management, and personable management style.

MESIROW FINANCIAL

Brian Taich
Senior Vice President
Mesirow Financial’s Insurance Services Division

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I have personally known Jerry Mangune for 8 years and had the opportunity to work with him from 2007 to 2011.  During this time Chicago Restaurant Partners LLC, a joint venture between Stefani Signature Restaurants and Levy Restaurants, operated and managed the Food and Beverage Operations at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago with annual revenues that exceeded $37,000,000.  McCormick Place is the largest convention center in the US, with 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space.

Jerry was part of the executive management team of Chicago Restaurant Partners and has always demonstrated excellent work ethics.  He possesses a great deal of knowledge in the food and beverage industry with a strong focus on establishing systems of controls through policies and procedures.  With his expertise in accounting, business management and his leadership qualities, I highly recommend him to any company that can benefit from his services.

GIORDANO'S

David Poole

Finance Director

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As the outside software consultant and owner of Omnios, LLC, I have known and worked with Jerry Mangune for over 15 years, since he started with Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant Companies in 1999. At that time, they were using SAGE MAS90 and in 2002, Jerry spearheaded the implementation of a new accounting software, Microsoft GP Dynamics (formerly called Great Plains). This decision prepared the set-up of the company’s growth and created efficiencies that ultimately saved the company money through various improved processes. Jerry led his team in utilizing various modules and features of the program that resulted in improved controls, particularly in cash management with centralized funding and disbursements.

As part of the executive management team at Phil Stefani Restaurant Companies, Jerry’s exceptional leadership skills not only helped his growth but also his entire team. With his vast knowledge in accounting, business management and technology, I strongly recommend him to any company that would benefit from his services. Jerry’s role and involvement was critical to the success of the financial system deployment at Stefani’s.

INTACCT - Preferred Provider of Financial Applications

Michael Silver, CPA
Partner Enablement
Intacct

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I have known Jerry Mangune for over 10 years.  It was when we engaged with Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant Group to manage Riva Restaurant Naperville for CF Restaurant Enterprises, LLC from 2005 until 2010.  He led the accounting and administrative team from the start-up and pre-opening as well as throughout the term of the management agreement.  He provided us with various financial reports including Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Statement of Cash Flows.

Jerry is very knowledgeable in accounting particularly in the restaurant sector.  He led the team at Phil Stefani Signature Restaurant Group in providing accurate and timely financial reports to our executive management team.

It was a pleasure working with Jerry as he is a true professional.  With his knowledge and expertise, I give Jerry a very strong recommendation to any company that would benefit from his services.

CALAMOS FAMILY PARTNERS, INC.

Kristina Colombe
VP, Controller