TAMPA, FL, October 23, 2019 — Revenue Management Solutions is proud to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, John Oakes, was named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2019 “40 Under 40” list. Oakes was chosen from a record field of 300 submissions.
“The 40 Under 40 honorees demonstrate a commitment to both their careers and the Tampa Bay area,” notes the Tampa Bay Business Journal site. “They’ve achieved business success, show leadership abilities, give back to their communities and wield influence on the region.”
Despite his young age, Oakes has led RMS, a $30M data analytics company that builds profitability for some of the world’s largest restaurant chains, since 2017. He manages nearly 140 employees in offices in Tampa, the UK, Paris, Singapore and Tokyo. Those teams communicate in nearly 40 languages and support 50+ international brands.
Oakes set RMS on a course to become the undisputed leader in restaurant decision sciences, adding new offerings and leading a culture shift within the organization. As a result, RMS has experienced double-digit revenue growth since Oakes became CEO, the first such growth in a decade.
“We are all better as a result of John’s leadership, and the Tampa Bay business community is fortunate to have such a dedicated advocate and role model,” said Olivier Rougié, RMS president and chief financial officer.
Before assuming the CEO role, Oakes served in various capacities for RMS, including software developer, IT director, vice president, chief information officer and chief operating officer. During his tenure, he has helped grow the company from one office in Tampa to the worldwide organization it is today.
“It is a real honor to be included on this list of professionals committed to building up our great region,” said Oakes. “Our community has a bright future ahead.”
Oakes and his fellow honorees from multiple industries and professions were recognized at an awards celebration on Oct. 18.
About Revenue Management Solutions
RMS provides numerous data-driven solutions and services to the restaurant industry, all designed to help brands drive sales and profitability while maintaining traffic and enhancing brand value long-term. RMS works with more than 50 major brands in more than 40 countries, with its patented processes of revenue management used in more than 100,000 restaurant locations globally. For more information on how RMS helps its clients, visit www.revenuemanage.com.