About Us


Rottweiler Hardware is dedicated to making Hospitality technology both affordable and easy to use. From the front of the house to the back, Rottweiler's sole focus is on delivering an incredible customer experience for our clients. It starts with an in-person demo and sales call and is followed up with boots-on-the-ground training, installation and support. We're there the night you go live with our hardware and remain an active and committed partner. From wine label scanning and professional-quality cocktail images to full integration with industry leading POS systems - you don't have to change how you do business to completely change the game for your diners.

Our Team

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Josh Hermsmeyer


Josh Hermsmeyer is co-founder and President of Rottweiler. With 10 years in the wine industry on the grower and supplier side, Josh’s passion lies at the intersection of wine and technology. Josh has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Wine & Spirits, Wines and Vines, The Press Democrat, North Bay Biz and Fast Company Now. He has given talks on social media and marketing at UC Davis, Sonoma State University, The Wine Industry Technology Symposium, The Mendocino Winegrape Commission, and Women for Wine Sense. Josh has also written for Vineyard & Winery Management, Wines and Vines and co-authored a chapter on direct-to-consumer marketing and Wine 2.0 for Professor Liz Thach’s Wine: A Global Business, the authoritative academic text on the wine industry. He served on the Sonoma County Wine Library Associates Board of Directors from 2007-2008, and was elected President for the 2008 year. Josh was trained at UC Davis, where he studied Economics and Winemaking. He lives at and manages Rebecca’s Vineyard, a 17 acre pinot noir vineyard in the Russian River Valley.

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Ken Lippe


Ken Lippe is co-founder and partner of Rottweiler. Ken has over 15 years experience in the software and high technology industries. Specializing in performing risk management and revenue assurance services, his primary focus has been third party compliance reviews on behalf of global technology companies. Additionally, Ken has extensive experience evaluating various business processes by validating their effectiveness and efficiency, and identifying improvement opportunities. He is currently CFO of Inviso Corporation, a company he co-founded, and has worked in the legal department of Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, and in Audit & Enterprise Risk Services for Deloitte. Ken holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University, and a J.D. from Santa Clara University. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

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Nick Literski

VP Sales

Nick Literski joined the Rottweiler team in September of 2011 as Vice President of Sales. With an extensive background in the Food and Beverage Industry, Nick has worked for some of the most well known Hotels and Restaurants in the world including The American Club, Mandalay Bay and the Bellagio. Nick also has a deep knowledge of the Beverage Wholesaler and Suppler Chains with his time at Southern Wine and Spirits of America as a Division Manager and as a District Manager, Las Vegas, for Ste. Michelle Wines Estates. Nick is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.

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Wade Williams

Director of Customer Experience

Wade Williams has over 15 years experience in the Hospitality Industry working at some of the premiere venues on the California Coast, including Pebble Beach Company, Pacifica Del Mar and Rio Grill. He brings a solid foundation in on-premise operations and an eye for detail to Rottweiler. As Director of Customer Experience he is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of operators in this rapidly progressing field. His goal is to transition on-premise beverage sales into what will be the new industry standard, Tastevin.

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Brad Jansen

Customer Experience Representative

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Jud Hanna

Director of Business Intelligence

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Vlad Shvedov

Lead Developer

Vlad Shvedov is the Lead Developer for Labrador OmniMedia. Vlad started with programming from ZX Spectrum 16K’s Basic and then Zilog Z80 Assembler on ZX 128K and never stops since then. Vlad's interests are maintainable and distributed Web Applications, Natural Language Processing, generative systems, hardware prototyping and woodworking.