Lance Hallmark

Owner (Founder) and President

Starting his entrepreneur days at an early age, Lance opened two very successful business ventures in Birmingham, Al in the food and beverage industry by the age of 23. From then on he was obsessed with the restaurant industry and has over 14 years experience. After selling both businesses in 2006, he took an interest in the casino industry and went to work for a major name brand casino in the beverage department. After the launch of the first Rock N Roll Sushi in Mobile, Al, lance went on to win top 40 business people under 40 in Mobile Al and has been on the forefront of expanding the brand out across the southeast. As co creator of Rock N Roll Sushi, he is passionate about keeping the brand on the cutting edge of innovation.

Joe C. Ragsdale

Owner and Senior Vice President of Business Development

Joseph is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Public Relations. Joseph and Lance met over 15 years ago and ventured into business together while in Birmingham, AL. After their first nightclub sold, Joseph moved to the beach to fulfill a lifelong dream of waking up to the ocean everyday. While at the beach, Joseph became a sales representative for Wyndham Vacation Resorts and quickly climbed the ladder to Director of Sales. Joseph then followed another dream and was lured away from the beach by Hilton Grand Vacations and the bright lights of Las Vegas. Joseph returned to the South to help Lance grow the RNR Sushi Franchise.

Gerry A. Mach

Owner (Founder)

Gerry began her career as a restaurateur early in life. She’s been in the food/bar industry for 14 years. Her very first job was ironically at a sushi bar. From there, she worked at a big chain restaurant throughout high school and the casinos in Biloxi, Mississippi while she was in college.

She’s always had a passion for good food from all over the world. When they created the menu, that was a big influence. She wanted it to be diversified and be able to cater to everyone.

At the age of 22, she co-founded Rock N Roll Sushi. She is very hands on with all of the restaurants. She says she enjoys the fast paced environment and the challenges that comes along with it. As a young leader, she hopes to empower other young entrepreneurs. She says "With hard work, determination, creativity, and self growth, great things start to happen."

Leslie McCleskey

Director of Field Support

Graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelors in Business Administration majoring in Accounting. Leslie has been with Rock N Roll Sushi since establishment back in 2010. She has over 7 years of managing experience and has grown from within the brand. Leslie owns the Saraland, AL location.

Britni Thompson

Director of Training

Growing up in her family owned and operated restaurant, Britni always had an interest in a career in the restaurant world. Seeing her parents hard work day in and day out instilled an incredible work ethic in Britni. After graduating from high school she went on the Auburn Universtiy and graduated top of her class. She was shortly recruited by Rock N Roll Sushi to join their corporate team. She quickly put her work ethics to use. Learning all aspects of the operation , she became the director of training. She has successfully helped opened several franchise stores. Now Britini is becoming a franchisee herself! She is opening her store in Slidell, La and is excited about what the future holds for her with Rock N Roll Sushi.

Ryan Hallmark

Area Development

In 2004, Ryan moved to Birmingham AL and began working on his Commercial Airline Pilot licensure. He completed his courses through Regional Airline Academy and Flight Safety International. Soon after, he began working for the University of Alabama as a pilot for their Critical Care Transport Jet, flying a Citation Bravo. When his brother, Lance Hallmark, approached him about opening a Rock N Roll Sushi in the Birmingham Area, he was extremely nervous, as he had never had an restaurant experience. He opened his first location in Trussville, AL in 2011 and has since opened locations in Hoover and Huntsville, AL.