Founded by an Expert Operator & Technologist

Jim Melvin, serial technology entrepreneur and restaurant industry expert, founded Intelligent Transactions with the vision of helping great brands become greater. 

With a long history in restaurant technology, Jim found that many big brands had the raw potential to make a positive difference in the lives of their guests and employees, but lacked the tools to deliver that potential to their front lines. This potential manifested itself in the form of Brand Promises, but these Brand Promises often failed to take form due to technology limitations. 

Intelligent Transactions was created precisely to solve this critical problem; to help brands deliver on their Brand Promise through fit for purpose technology strategies.

We Have A Long History in the Industry

1985: Liftoff at Techwerks


Jim founds Techwerks, a ROM-based Point of Sale company. Primary customers were JC Penney's, Woolworth's, RiteAid, and Eckerd's. Partnered with IBM, NCR and Unisys.

1989: Compris is Founded


Techwerks is sold to Unisys. Jim founds Compris Technologies in partnership with IBM. Compris becomes the international leading open platform POS.

1993: Compris sold to NCR


Compris is sold to NCR. Jim joins Park City Group, the leading provider of financial reporting in the industry, as the Chief Product Architect. 

2002: Innovation at SIVA


Jim becomes CEO of SIVA Corp, leading the company to introduce the first cloud-based POS to the industry. Customers included Darden, Pizza Pizza, and many other international brands.

2006: SIVA sold to PAR


SIVA is sold to PAR. Jim is recruited as PAR’s Chief Strategy Officer, helping the redefine the company as a innovator in the markets it served. 

2008: ITL is Born


Jim founds ITL to help restaurant and retail brands achieve their top level business objective through the right near-term and long-term technology strategies.



Jim Melvin - Chief Executive Officer

Jim Melvin has been successfully creating enterprise technology solutions for the restaurant retail industry for over 35 years. Founder and CEO of several recognizable point of sale and QSR software companies including Compris, SIVA, and Apigent Solutions, Melvin’s products have been installed at more than 125,000 sites internationally, spanning dozens of leading brands. 

Melvin has a long history of expertise, including advising on retail business technology issues for: 

  • Over 75 Domestic & International Restaurant Brands
  • A U.S. Congressional Sub-Committee
  • The Food & Drug Administration
  • Large Wallstreet Investment Groups
  • Large Consumer Technology Companies (Including Google)
  • Expert Witness Services


George Orlin - Chief Operating Officer

George Orlin has over ten years of experience in helping restaurant and retail brands increase engagement through the implementation and usage of software, process, and culture. As a co-founder of several QSR-focused SaaS software and service startups, Orlin has worked with many international and domestic restaurant brands and their franchisees to drive ROI and business results through the implementation of user-centered technology.  Orlin is a regular columnist and contributor for restaurant industry periodicals such as Hospitality Technology Magazine and Fast Casual Magazine. Orlin is also listed as a co-inventor for several patents in the restaurant and retail industry relating to blockchain, data movement, and operational analytics. 

He has proven experience leading strategic and tactical efforts for: 

  • Point of sale software & hardware
  • Back office software
  • Franchisee engagement & buy-in
  • International software & services
  • Managed services & support
  • Microservices & RESTful APIs
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Customer loyalty software
  • Data science solutions



Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson brings over 30 years experience in the restaurant industry including positions in Information Technology and Software Development, Operations, and Finance. 25 years with In-N-Out Burger as Head of Information Systems developing innovative software solutions throughout the organization. He served as COO for GuestDNA a startup focused on restaurant specific data mining and integration for international and domestic brands. As most recently as CIO for Steak'n Shake responsible for the strategic technology roadmap to support international expansion. 

His broad range of experience includes:

  • Point of Sale software
  • Back Office software development and selection
  • CRM
  • ERP including SAP and PeopleSoft 
  • Payment software
  • Network Security


Geoff Labat

Geoff Labat brings over 30 years of extensive technical, operational, and managerial experience to the company. He served as CTO for ReacTV, where he was responsible for developing the gaming engine, web portal, and consumer universal ReactiveRemote for that company. His expertise includes television broadcasting, video production, telecommunications network architecture, and Internet Broadcast Technology. 

His Career achievements include:

  • Design, engineering, and construction of a 23K Mile DWDM Fiber Optic Network
  • Design and Construction of 232 Telecommunications Point of Presence Facilities and Data Centers
  • Redesign and deployment of consumer gaming software and console for 3000 site hospitality gaming network hosting NFL interactive content
  • ISO Certification Trained


Darryl McCaskill

Darryl is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of repeated successes and trusted partnerships. Skilled at adding value through practical solutions, Darryl has extensive experience in Technology, Retail and Operations. Darryl has held Senior Executive roles at Mogean (a geo-spacial analytics and data science organization), Softvision (IT Services and Digital Transformation organization) and Macy’s Technology. Darryl serves as a Mentor at the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech.  

His areas in expertise include:

  • Retail Enterprise Data, Customer Data Governance and PCI/Privacy
  • Credit, Merchandising, Human Resources, Marketing and Finance systems, 
  • Legacy Application Modernization roadmaps and strategy, System Rationalization, and Systems Consolidations
  • Enterprise Program Management & ERP Implementation


Andrey Yruski

Andrey Yruski is an entrepreneur and inventor with an outstanding experience with large scale systems. He has proven success in building companies and engineering organizations from ground up with a focus in products that target high growth markets driven by data and AI.

Inventor and Pioneer in the following fields:

  • “Personalized Episodic Media Service”, which led to today’s definition of “Podcasting”. First to provide episodic audio service.
  • On demand Video and Broadcast streaming, which is the base for today's on-demand broadcast services.
  • Ad network, Ad insertion/splicing, campaign targeting for downloadable media (video/audio).
  • Statistical multiplexing and rate adaptation for video transmission over cable and satellite.
  • Modern content distribution and P2P networks.
  • Business intelligence and predictive analytics.
  • Adaptive learning models and algorithms. 


Adrian Dragomir


Adrian Dragomir is a former IT leader & technology executive from several top restaurant brands, including Taco Mac, Sizzler USA, Quaker Steak & Lube and most recently Huddle House. Dragomir is a creative, innovative, dynamic leader with more than 15 years of restaurant leadership experience promoting business growth technology opportunities. He has a proven track record in growing & expanding IT services in large franchised organizations, including selecting solutions, negotiating contracts and managing implementation for software, hardware and managed services.

His experience includes:

  • IT Management
  • Franchisee relations
  • Managed services & support
  • Enterprise IT implementation
  • Special projects
  • Applications integration
  • PCI compliance advisory
  • New technologies advisory

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Intelligent Transactions

5020 Clark Road, Suite 257, Sarasota, Florida 34233, United States

(877) 882-8240 x111