Former Oracle exec new top dog at Red Book

ATLANTA, Ga. — Red Book Connect, a global service-driven technology solutions company serving the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries, has appointed Larry A. Abramson as its CEO, a previously unfilled position since the formation of the company in January 2013.

Abramson was formerly SVP and GM at Oracle Advanced Customer Services, where he led the business to $1 billion in revenues. He has also held senior leadership positions with USinternetworking and Appshop, as well as Arthur Andersen, where he joined the U.S. Partnership in 1998 and the Worldwide Partnership in 2000. In 2004, he was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by El Dorado Ventures for his work as Appshop’s CEO.

“We are pleased to welcome Larry to Red Book Connect, and are excited about the software experience and vision he brings to the company,” said John Chidsey, executive chairman of Red Book Connect. “We have undergone significant growth with key wins over the last quarter, including Pei Wei, Fox and Hound, Champps Americana and On the Border, and we are confident his leadership will further accelerate the company’s expansion in the coming year.” 

“There is no company in the industry that can match Red Book Connect’s comprehensive technology offerings and service-oriented mentality. The Red Book Connect dedication to the customer is evident through their culture and feedback-driven product evolution. I look forward to working with the talented management team to further build Red Book Connect’s offerings and client base,” said Abramson. 

Abramson earned a bachelor of science in business administration with a double major in accounting and management information systems from the University of Arizona. 

Red Book Connect offers solutions and products from industry leaders Red Book Solutions, HotSchedules, Macromatix, GoHire and Schoox. Currently serving more than 1.2 million users in 128,000 locations across 26 countries worldwide, Red Book Connect has offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Denver, Colorado, Austin, Texas, Thessaloniki, Greece, Sydney, Australia and Shanghai, China. Red Book Connect is backed by TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of TPG, a global private investment firm, and Instawares Holding, a company focused on best-in-class technology serving the restaurant marketplace.