Executive Team

art-julianArt Julian

Founder and CEO

Role: Art sets the vision, the direction and the example for all of CBS. With more than 30 years in the restaurant technology industry, he clearly understands the challenges today’s operators face. Art has been the innovator behind technology products that make a positive impact on the restaurant’s bottom line and the all-important guest experience.

Hometown: Howell Township, NJ

Personal: Art has a goal to golf at each of the top 100 golf courses in the world. He’s slowly playing his way through the list, though the top three are off of the list.

“I believe that the role of technology in today’s restaurant is to efficiently handle the mundane and labor-intensive “back of the house” tasks while allowing the restaurant owner, manager and wait staff to put more focus on the people-to-people aspects of our business.”
Michael Block

joseph castilloJoseph Castillo

Chief Technology Officer

Role: Joseph is responsible for the development and shipment of the NorthStar family of software products and services. He’s an Agile enthusiast and uses the Scrum Framework to build hyper-productive teams who deliver high business valued shippable products time and time again. Certifications: Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner.

Hometown: Fullerton, CA

Personal: Joseph is a happy family man (family of 6), musician and outdoors enthusiast.

“My focus is always the user and the customer. Without them we are out of a job. I firmly believe that our industry’s greatest technological innovations have yet to be introduced and I’m working every day to change that.”

jeremy julianJeremy Julian

Chief Operating Officer

Role: Jeremy grew up in the business and has worked in every department. He has spent time in Support where he was on the front lines doing installs and solving customer problems. Later he moved into a sales and product development role and today Jeremy’s focus is on customer acquisition and successful product deployment.

Hometown: Freehold, NJ. Raised in Chino, CA.

Personal: Jeremy’s “claim to fame” is that he was born in the same hospital as Bruce Springsteen. He completed his first marathon in October, 2011 and has run several since. Jeremy is active in philanthropic activities with his church and is the proud father of four children.

“The business, and our customers, are an important part of my life. The relationships that have developed over the years are what matter most to the company and to me personally.”

Joe Stafford

Chief Financial Officer

Role: Joe is responsible for the accounting, finance, legal, and human resource functions at Custom Business Solutions.  Prior to joining CBS he held similar positions at a number of technology companies in Orange County.  In addition to those positions Joe has successfully started and grown several entities into multi-million dollar enterprises. His experience spans SaaS, software, technology, manufacturing, distribution,  managed and professional services.

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Personal:  Joe is a graduate of California State University Fullerton with degrees in accounting and economics and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. He is also an Expert in Residence at The Cove at UCI and at Connect/Springboard in San Diego; in addition, he is a Certified Mergers and Acquisition Adviser and a recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Orange County in the Business Services category. Joe has been married for 30 years to Kellie, his much better half, and has two grown daughters, Nicole and Corey.  He likes to surf, cycle, and travel for leisure.


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