ezCater Expands Board with Two New Directors
Nation’s Largest Business Catering Marketplace Adds Morgan Stanley’s former Chairman of Global Technology Banking, Chuck Cory, and WeWork’s Global Head of M&A, Emily Keeton, to Board of Directors
BOSTON – December 12, 2017 – ezCater, the only nationwide marketplace for business catering, today announced that Chuck Cory, former chairman of global technology banking at Morgan Stanley, and Emily Keeton, global head of M&A at WeWork, have been appointed to ezCater’s Board of Directors.
Chuck Cory is an independent director and financial advisor who previously spent more than 30 years as an investment banker and M&A practitioner. As Morgan Stanley’s chairman of global technology banking based in Silicon Valley, he advised clients on more than 300 successful transactions, ranging from IPOs and debt financings to corporate restructurings and business combinations. Cory was once named “A Jedi of Deals” by The New York Times and has been involved in some of the tech industry’s most notable transactions, including the breakup of AT&T in 1984 and Oracle’s $1.5 billion acquisition of RightNow Technologies.
“I’ve been incredibly impressed by ezCater’s business and leadership team,” said Cory. “The company has quietly become the leader of a sizeable market and continues to grow at a blistering pace. I’m thrilled to join the team and help them take advantage of a very bright future.”
In addition to Cory, ezCater also appointed Emily Keeton to its board. Prior to leading M&A at WeWork, Keeton served in a similar role at IAC and founded and served as CEO of Flavour, a food and restaurant discovery app acquired by Tasting Table Media in 2015. She also served as senior vice president of corporate development at Scripps Networks Interactive and, earlier in her career, was managing director in the Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking division at Credit Suisse.
“ezCater’s leading position in the multibillion dollar corporate catering market – a global market others have not successfully addressed – is remarkable,” said Keeton. “Stefania and her team have built something truly unique, and I am so pleased to be part of the journey.”
ezCater is the only nationwide online marketplace for business catering in the United States – a $22 billion market according to foodservice research firm, Technomic. ezCater’s 60,000+ caterers and restaurants, 1.8 million on-time ratings and reviews, and 5-star customer service make it incredibly easy for business people to find and order great food for their meetings and events, anywhere in the U.S. The company has experienced tremendous growth over the last several years and now counts business people at more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500 as customers.
“We’re lucky – and flattered – to have Chuck and Emily join our board,” said Stefania Mallett, ezCater’s founder and CEO. “Emily brings a wealth of M&A knowledge across many sectors and we know that she can help us accelerate our dramatic growth. Chuck’s knowledge of marketplace dynamics is second to none, and we expect him to help position us for optimal value creation. Emily and Chuck are funny, authentic, and driven – just like everyone else at ezCater. We’re very pleased to welcome them into the family.”
ezCater is the only nationwide marketplace for business catering. ezCater’s online ordering, on-time ratings and reviews, and award-winning, 5-star customer service connect businesspeople to reliable catering for any meeting, anywhere in the United States. For more information or to place an order, visit www.ezcater.com.
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