Our Experts

Meet our industry experts, a passionate and talented pool of seasoned professionals who have made the hospitality industry their home. NECG is pleased to introduce you to this dynamic team who will take your company from Dirt-to-Digital.

Jim Ferreira
Heartland Payment Systems
Payroll / HR Services

Jim Ferreira has been in the payroll/human capital management industry for over 24+ years. He was formerly with the company Paychex, where he garnered numerous awards including;  "Circle of Excellence" award 7 years; 9-time "Conference" award winner; Level V Diamond Club member for obtaining 1500 payroll clients and $5 million in payroll revenue; and several “Sales Representative of the Years” awards throughout his career.

Now Jim brings his talents to Heartland Payment Solution . Having a strong knowledge of the restaurant industry, and maintaining over 150 restaurant clients throughout New York and Connecticut, Jim understands the intricacies of restaurant payroll such as WOTC, FICA Tip Credit, Tips to Minimum reporting, Shortfall reporting, Cash and Charge tip reporting, etc.

Jim’s portfolio includes such high profile restaurant groups:

Public House Investments LLC-20+ Restaurants, which  includes Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge, Lola’s Stamford LLC, and Public House Restaurants.

Kings Point Venture Group- over 65 Dunkin Donuts locations in Westchester County, Manhattan, PA, IN, NC and now Connecticut.

SKAL Restaurant Group- Ginger Man- Greenwich, Cask Republic- Stamford & New Haven

Palomino Restaurant Group -  Sonora, Pacifico

Pio Pio Restaurant Group- Queens and surrounding Bouroughs

Beyond Restaurant Group- El Mitote, Ella NYC & La Covicha - Manhattan

The Russian Tea Room, Table 104, Sarge's Deli, Crab Shell, Upper Crust Bagel, Moon,  Mary Ann's, BJ Ryan's, Banc House, BJ Ryan's East, Post Social, Washington Prime, I95 Bar & Grill, La Fenice, 16 Handles, Toasted, Thali Restaurants, Carlson's Landing, The Melting Pot, Sunset Grille, Valentino's, Lulu, Brennan's Shebeen, Pomodoro, Amore,  Little Pub Restaurants, El Paso Restaurant Group, Greenwich Cheese Co.,  Angelina's of Tuckahoe, Smokey Joe's BBQ, Villa Berulia, Mambo 64, A Dash of Salt, Tomatillo’s, Subways, Wendy’s, Golden Coral, Taco Bell and the KFC chains and franchises.