Management Team

Stefania Mallett

Stefania Mallett

Co-Founder & CEO

Stefania has spent over 25 years building and growing technology-enabled companies that solve real business problems. Stefania co-founded and successfully sold InSite Marketing Technology (now NASDAQ: KANA). Her tenure at National Logistics Management (a broker for $225M in transportation services) brought NLM to profitability for the first time in 4 years. At IntraNet (now NASDAQ:TSAI), Stefania revamped the firm and vaulted it to #1 in its market, a position it has maintained for 15+ years. At a dozen companies, she has held general management, marketing, sales, product management, support, and technical positions. Stefania also operates as a Director and advisor to many for-profit and non-profit firms. She has a BS and an MS from MIT.

Briscoe Rodgers

Briscoe Rodgers

Co-Founder & President

Briscoe is a 5x entrepreneur. He founded, built, and successfully sold two software firms, Azuris Software and Lumis Studios. Briscoe co-founded Buzzpad to create real-time collaboration tools for corporate settings. In 2004, he founded PreferredTime, where he shifted his focus to collaboration between healthcare and pharma. ezCater is an off-shoot of that. Briscoe studied business and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. And, yes, along the way, he earned a few credits in IMDb.

Ed Ariel

Ed Ariel

VP of Customer Service

Ed brings more than 20 years of experience building, implementing and managing comprehensive customer service and business process improvement programs and teams. Ed has a winning record of simultaneously boosting customer satisfaction and company profitability by building and directing great teams and equipping them with top-notch technology. Ed has held leadership roles in customer service, operations and risk management at Fidelity Investment Systems Company, TNCI Operating Company and AT&T. Ed holds an MBA from Bentley University and a BA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

Victoria Brady

Victoria Brady

VP of Caterer Partnerships

Victoria spent 9 years in the restaurant industry, working her way up from server and hostess to trainer, shift management, marketing management, and general management roles. Her employers included the Grafton Group, within which Victoria worked at the Group’s independent restaurants, and Margarita’s, a regional chain that repeatedly tapped Victoria to support multiple locations. Most recently, Victoria moved into the fitness industry, where she helped open a flagship location for Town Sports International – Boston Sports Club, and was general manager of another of its locations.

Bob Cruickshank

Bob Cruickshank

Chief Financial Officer

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), where he led financial integration with Amazon and built a finance and accounting function that supported a 10x scaling of operations. Prior to that, he served as VP of Finance at Aspen Technology. Bob holds a BA from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Nick D'Ascensao

Nick D’Ascensao

VP of National Sales

Nick is an award-winning sales expert with over a decade of experience building sales teams at high-growth start-ups. He specializes in creating the recruiting systems, sales processes, and training programs that ground organizations for their next phase of growth. During his career, Nick has held sales roles at companies including Yahoo!, Criteo, Millennial Media, and AOL. Nick holds a BA from Fitchburg State College.

David Meiselman

David Meiselman

Chief Marketing Officer

David has spent 25 years building awareness and driving demand for innovative technology products. Most recently, he was VP of Digital Marketing and Demand Generation at Actifio, during a period of tremendous growth for the company. He has built award-winning marketing teams at four technology companies. At The Hanover, he developed web and social media strategies for the $5 billion insurance company. At Transparent Language, David built an online community of over 4 million language learners. David is a frequent participant in Boston-area marketing events and has lectured on web and social strategies at Clark University and Intelligent.ly. David has a BA and an MA from Johns Hopkins University.

Onur Mergen

Onur Mergen

Chief Technology Officer

Onur has over 20 years of experience leading software development teams at high-growth technology, SaaS, and e-commerce companies. A proven technology leader and seasoned engineer, Onur most recently served as SVP of Engineering at Rue La La, where he added substantial new business capabilities by revamping development practices and significantly expanding the technology stack. Prior to that, he led engineering technology at Sermo/WorldOne and held positions at software startups such as WorldStreet and Convoq. Onur has a BS from Bosphorus University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.


Board of Directors

Chris Cuddy

Chris Cuddy

Executive Chairman

Chris has spent over 25 years building and growing private and public technology enabled companies with an international focus. Chris is currently Chief Commercial Officer of Fareportal. Most recently Chris was CEO of Cheapflights Media, Europe’s largest online flights search engine. Cheapflights was recognized by the Microsoft Tech Track 100 (unprecedented 7 time recipient), the PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100, and Deloitte Technology 500 EMEA. Previously, Chris was CEO of Engage (NASDAQ), a leading online advertising network. He has also held senior roles at CMGI, Computer Sciences, and Goldman Sachs. Chris earned his BS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from George Washington University and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He serves as a screening committee member of Launchpad Venture Group.

Stefania Mallett

Stefania Mallett

Co-Founder & CEO

Stefania has spent over 25 years building and growing technology-enabled companies that solve real business problems. Stefania co-founded and successfully sold InSite Marketing Technology (now NASDAQ: KANA). Her tenure at National Logistics Management (a broker for $225M in transportation services) brought NLM to profitability for the first time in 4 years. At IntraNet (now NASDAQ:TSAI), Stefania revamped the firm and vaulted it to #1 in its market, a position it has maintained for 15+ years. At a dozen companies, she has held general management, marketing, sales, product management, support, and technical positions. Stefania also operates as a Director and advisor to many for-profit and non-profit firms. She has a BS and an MS from MIT.

Briscoe Rodgers

Briscoe Rodgers

Co-Founder & President

Briscoe is a 5x entrepreneur. He founded, built, and successfully sold two software firms, Azuris Software and Lumis Studios. Briscoe co-founded Buzzpad to create real-time collaboration tools for corporate settings. In 2004, he founded PreferredTime, where he shifted his focus to collaboration between healthcare and pharma. ezCater is an off-shoot of that. Briscoe studied business and computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. And, yes, along the way, he earned a few credits in IMDb.

Greg Stanger

Greg Stanger

Director

Greg is a General Partner within the growth equity investing platform of ICONIQ Capital, a global multi-family office and merchant bank for a group of influential families. He has been with the firm since 2015. He previously has been CFO of several companies, most notably Expedia during company’s IPO and subsequent growth to over $1 billion in revenue, and spent several years at Technology Crossover Ventures.  Earlier in his career, he spent 8 years at Microsoft, most of which were in corporate development. He has served on the boards of Netflix, Kayak, Honest Company, drugstore.com, ezCater and several other companies. In addition he serves on the boards of the Yosemite Conservancy and Rocketship Education.  Greg is a graduate of Williams College and holds an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Doug Suliman

Doug Suliman

Director

Doug Suliman is a private investor, merchant banker, and value creator. He currently is President of Breton Capital Management, a special situation private equity firm, and Managing Member of Breton Funding SE, which has majority control of SmartEquip, an e-commerce network service provider for global equipment manufacturers. Previously, Doug was Managing Member of NR Investments, an entity formed to invest in creditor claims. He served as Co-Chair/Executive Director of NationsRent, a construction equipment rental company. Doug has invested in and advised multiple restaurant and food companies, including Boston Market, Food Trends Acquisition Corp, Silver Diner, and Sweetgreen. Doug has served on numerous boards, and is currently on the Trust Board of Tufts Medical Center, and Director of Tecumseh Products Company. Doug earned a BS from U Massachusetts-Amherst and an MBA at Northeastern.

Brad Twohig

Bradley Twohig

Director

Bradley Twohig is Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners where he focuses primarily on high-growth Internet, new media, and SaaS companies. His geographic focus is diverse having invested in companies based on five separate continents. Brad has been involved in over three dozen investments at Insight and currently serves as Insight’s board member at BrightEdge, Dawanda GmbH, Digital Room inc, Frontline Placement Technologies, HotelUrbano, Invaluable, Intent Media, Udemy, and ezCater. Brad also works very closely with current portfolio companies; Chrono24, DeliveryHero, GainSight, HelloFresh, iSpot, Illuminate Education, SpotHero, and Vinted. Past investments include: DailyDeal (acquired by Google), Hautelook (acquired by Nordstrom), Nexon (IPO), OverDrive (Acquired by Rakuten), and Trivago (acquired by Expedia). Brad received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He is an avid world traveler and enjoys spending time in other countries. He also stays active by regularly golfing, running, surfing, and skiing depending on the season.