Spotlight Interviews

Spotlight Interview: Manik Suri, Founder and CEO of Therma°

Manik Suri is the Founder and CEO of Therma°, a restaurant technology solution provider dedicated to combating climate change by building what it calls “the smart cold chain.” The company’s IoT-powered temperature monitoring and analytics […]

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Spotlight Interview: Kevin Rice, Executive Vice President at Bounteous

Kevin Rice serves as Executive Vice President at Bounteous, a leading digital experience consultancy that “co-innovates with the world’s most ambitious brands to create transformative digital experiences.” His entrepreneurial spirit and drive to understand the […]

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Spotlight Interview: Rob Carpenter, CEO and Co-founder of Valyant AI

Rob Carpenter is CEO and Founder of Valyant AI, which for the past five years has been working to develop the world’s best conversational AI platform for the quick serve restaurant (QSR) industry. Valyant AI’s […]

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Spotlight Interview: Angela Leet, CEO of QSR Automations

Industry veterans may remember the days of speaking a food order into a microphone and hoping that the back of house staff heard it correctly, but these days it’s hard to imagine a restaurant of […]

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Spotlight Interview: Brendan Sweeney, CEO and Co-founder of Popmenu

Brendan Sweeney is the CEO and co-founder of Popmenu, a leading innovator in digital marketing, ordering and on-premise technology that works with over 6,000 independent restaurants and hospitality groups. With a strong background in product […]

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Spotlight Interview: Jason Kealey, Vice President of Strategy, FranConnect

Jason Kealey is Vice President of Strategy at FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management solutions. Jason became VP in January 2021 following FranConnect’s acquisition of FranchiseBlast, a software company Jason founded in 2007 and […]

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Spotlight Interview: Dickson Chu, CEO of Copper

Dickson Chu is the CEO of Copper, a new pay-at-the-table system. As the story goes, Copper’s founder and CTO, Tobias Schneider, was at lunch with a few coworkers a few years ago when the inspiration […]

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Spotlight Interview: Jamie Baxter, Co-founder and CEO of Qwick

Jamie Baxter is the co-founder and CEO of Qwick, a Phoenix-based on-demand staffing company founded in 2018 that connects service industry professionals with food and beverage shifts in real-time.  As CEO, Jamie provides technical leadership […]

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Spotlight Interview: Rajat Bhakhri and Sash Dias, Cofounders of Incentivio

Rajat Bhakhri and Sash Dias are the cofounders of Incentivio, an all-in-one digital platform that helps restaurants acquire new customers, drive visits and spending and increase loyalty and engagement. They previously worked with multiple startups […]