ezCater Hires New CFO, CMO, and VP of National Sales on the Heels of $28M in Venture Funding
BOSTON – October 28, 2015 – ezCater, the only nationwide marketplace for business catering, today announced that it has expanded its executive team by hiring a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Vice President of National Sales. These strategic hires follow a $28 million round of venture capital funding that the company closed in October, and further strengthen ezCater’s leadership team and its leading position in the growing market for business catering.
“As more and more businesses bring in food for sales calls, trainings and office lunches, ezCater has been growing very rapidly because we provide a service that meets that intense demand,” said Stefania Mallett, co-founder and CEO, ezCater. “These additions to our executive team increase the sophistication and depth of our organization. They enable us to extend our lead in the market, deliver more value to our customers, and grow even faster moving forward.”
According to a new study from the foodservice research firm Technomic, business catering in the U.S. is a market worth $19.6 billion annually. ezCater is the only company that can address this entire market. ezCater’s constantly expanding network of over 43,000 caterers and restaurants nationwide enable ezCater’s customers to order catering for meetings or other events in every city and town in the U.S.
The new additions to ezCater’s executive team include:
- Bob Cruickshank, CFO – Bob is a proven finance leader with more than 20 years’ experience at public and private companies, high-growth start-ups, and mature-stage organizations. Prior to ezCater, Bob served as CFO at Amazon Robotics (formerly Kiva Systems). Most recently before that, Bob was VP of Finance at Aspen Technology. At ezCater, he will help develop the company’s financial strategy and build the finance function to support rapid growth.
- David Meiselman, CMO – David brings more than 25 years of experience in marketing leadership to his role at ezCater. He has a history of building award-winning marketing teams and most recently served as vice president of digital marketing and demand generation at Actifio. At ezCater, David will strengthen brand awareness for the company, drive demand generation and customer acquisition, and help grow the company’s roster of 43,000 caterers and restaurants.
- Dave Goodwin, VP of National Sales – Utilizing his 20 years of sales experience, Dave will expand ezCater’s corporate sales function, targeting businesses of all sizes, in all industries that require catering for workplace meetings and events. Dave previously held sales leadership roles at companies including Athenahealth and Digitas, and brings with him career-long experience building and optimizing high performing sales teams.
ezCater is the only nationwide marketplace for business catering. ezCater’s online ordering, on-time ratings and reviews, and 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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