North America
Management Team

Corporate Executives

PAR Technology Corporation Executives

Karen E. Sammon
Chief Executive Officer and President

Effective January 1, 2016, Karen E. Sammon was elected to the position of Chief Executive Officer, President and Board member of PAR Technology, Corporation. During Ms. Sammon’s lengthy and successful tenure at PAR she has served in roles that included Corporate Counsel, Investor Relations, Chief Marketing Officer and President of PAR’s software organization.  While President of  ParTech, Inc., Ms. Sammon spearheaded the efforts to increase the Company’s software and recurring revenues and managed the realignment of PAR’s restaurant technology business to maximize efficiencies and operational performance.  Ms. Sammon previously was Senior Vice President Operations at The CBORD Group.  CBORD operates as a unit of Roper Technologies, Inc., a diversified software technology company and a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices.

Karen attended Colgate University receiving a BA, History and the University of Cincinnati, College of Law where she received her J.D..

Karen became interested in the impact of culture on organization performance while attending the Harvard Business School Executive Education program where she studied the premise that strong and engaged stakeholders lead to a healthy, sustainable, resilient business. She remains personally committed to conscious leadership through which she is optimizing value for all of the stakeholders.

Karen serves on industry boards including Penn State School of Hospitality Technology Board of Directors and the FS TEC Advisory Board. Back at home, she contributes time to the Mohawk Valley Healthcare Foundation as a Board member and the Community Foundation.

Mike Bartusek
Chief Financial Officer

Mike Bartusek has over 24 years of extensive financial management and diverse business experience. Mike formerly served as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Treasurer at Sutherland Global Services, Inc. (“SGS”) where he provided financial leadership across 15 countries and established a global finance shared services operation.  At SGS, he was responsible for overseeing and transforming financial operations, as well as handling strategic acquisitions.  Prior to SGS, Mike was Director of Finance for the North American operations at XEROX Global Services, Inc.  Mike also held various financial positions at GE Capital and was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he gained experience in the assurance and business advisory group working with large public companies as well as emerging technology organizations.  Mike graduated from Edinboro University with a B.S. in Business Administration, is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Green Belt Six Sigma certification.

John Darby
Chief Information Officer

John Darby, Chief Information Officer of PAR Technology Corporation, is responsible for the development and execution of a company-wide IT strategy to update and standardize our systems to improve the productivity of our employees and manage our overall IT costs. Mr. Darby has a long career as a senior executive in technology and hospitality and most recently was Vice President, Enterprise Systems of PAR’s Hotel and Spa business unit. Prior to joining PAR, John led a successful software company and held senior level IT and sales positions in the hospitality industry with companies such as Sheraton Corporation and Marriott International.

Denise C. Milde
Vice President, Human Resources

Chris Byrnes
Vice President of Business & Investor Relations

Vi Murdock
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary


Restaurant & Retail Executives

PAR Restaurant and Retail Executives

Christopher Haley
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Development

Mr. Haley has responsibility for the design and development of all of PAR’s products. In addition to Engineering, he also leads Product Management and Datacenter Operations teams.  Mr. Haley joined PAR from The CBORD Group, where he was Vice President, Product Development. In this role, he implemented new software development practices and launched a portfolio of SaaS products. Prior to CBORD, Haley held roles of North Americas Practice Director  at Unisys Corporation and Northeast Business Manager at Digital Equipment/Compaq. He holds a certification as a Project Management Professional, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

William J. Williams
Senior Vice President Global Operations and Customer Service

William J. Williams is Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Customer Service for ParTech, Inc. Mr. Williams has responsibility for global operations including planning, supply chain, partner management, manufacturing, sustainability, and logistics for all products within PAR’s Restaurant Technology Business. Mr. Williams also has responsibility for the company’s worldwide Customer Service business that delivers deployment, on-site, advance exchange, depot repair, and call center services.

With these combined groups, Mr. Williams manages the end-to-end delivery of products and services to PAR’s valued customers across the globe. In his 30 years at PAR, Mr. Williams has held various positions within PAR. Prior to assuming responsibility for the company’s customer service organization Mr. Williams was responsible for PAR’s hardware engineering and product management teams.

Mr. Williams holds a B.S. in Industrial Management and an M.S. in Engineering and Global Operations Management from Clarkson University. He is also certified in Supply Chain Management and Six Sigma Process Improvement.

Dr. Tom Cooney
Chief Quality Officer

Tom Cooney is Chief Quality Officer for ParTech, Inc. Tom oversees PAR’s ISO 9001:2008 certified quality management system and is the focal point for PAR’s continuous improvement efforts. In addition, Cooney facilitates process development, deployment process planning, failure analysis and reliability data analysis. Cooney has extensive experience in supply chain engineering, product management, fundamental materials characterization, statistical process control, problem solving methodologies, and has direct experience utilizing project management skills across international boundaries.

Prior to joining ParTech, Cooney served as Director of Quality & Engineering for Dielectric Laboratories (DLI) where he also founded the Build to Print Thin Film business unit, subsequently serving as Business Unit Manager. Previous to DLI, Tom held several roles at Intel including Quality & Reliability Program Manager and Purchasing Manager.

Cooney is a native of Chicago, IL and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology where he received a Presidential Leadership Scholarship. He also holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota earning an IMAPS distinguished young engineer award and a Department of Energy excellence in graduate research award. In 2007, Cooney earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.