TouchBistro was founded in 2010 with one goal:
to bring cutting-edge technology to the table to help restaurateurs run successful businesses.
For the last several years, we have worked tirelessly to build the tools and accumulate the knowledge necessary to run successful restaurants. We have staffed our team with industry veterans, aligned ourselves with technology titans, and pushed ourselves to work and live as our customers do: days, nights, and weekends. Join us.
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Our vision is to help build successful restaurants, and our mission to that end is to build a world-class suite of restaurant technology tools, to create a wow customer experience, and to make our product available to every independent restaurant in the world.
Building great restaurants requires a team of great people, and the same is true of TouchBistro. That’s why we’ve worked hard to build a team that pairs strong software developers and designers with strong restaurant experts. Yet, we know we must never lose sight of what it’s like to be in a restaurant. That’s why we’ve developed a set of core values that guide everything we do.
Whether you're today's customer or tomorrow's, we treat you with the same hospitality that the best restaurants do. We want to form genuine connections and leave a good impression, with every restaurateur we meet.
You live your passion, and so do we. Everything we do, from answering support calls at 2 a.m. to working on the next software update, is done with the same passion and commitment that the world's best chefs put into their dishes.
When the venue's full and busy, it can be all too easy to lose sight of a table or two. We can't let that happen. Whether you're a 600 table venue or a 6 table one, we work to treat you with the same attention and care.
We're not perfect, just as nothing in the restaurant biz is. We know that, and we own it. We'll always try to help, but if there's something we don't know, or if you have something to teach us, we'll be transparent and we'll be all ears.
Above all else, even when the shit hits the fan, we — like the best servers in the business — will be there to help you, day in and day out.
Great restaurants require great leaders, and so does TouchBistro. We’re fortunate to have some of the brightest minds in the industry leading our team towards success so we can help your restaurant do the same.
Alex Barrotti has been working in the technology industry for over 25 years. In his life before TouchBistro, Alex was the founder and CEO of INEX Corporation, an e-commerce pioneer that allows regular store owners to easily design and rapidly deploy web storefronts from ready-made templates. INEX was later sold to InfoSpace Inc. (now Blucora) for USD$45 Million to bolster InfoSpace’s e-commerce strategy. Alex brings his expertise and hands-on experience in design, deployment, and reseller channel relations to TouchBistro and its global partners. Alex was named Founder/Entrepreneur of the Year for 2014 by Best In Biz Awards and was named CEO of the Year by Golden Bridge Awards in 2015.
A true entrepreneur, Geordie Konrad has extensive experience managing software products that target both businesses and consumers. He has a strong background building scalable technology solutions and working with strategic partners to deliver value to customers. Geordie was a founding partner of Konrad Group, a technology consulting firm specializing in web and mobile development.
Murray Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance, planning, and reporting, as well as business development activities including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Over the course of his career, he has been CFO at both public and private companies. Previously, Murray has worked in senior positions with mDialog (acquired by Google), OANDA, Macquarie, Harmony Remote (acquired by Logitech) and Basis100. Murray is a CPA, CA, and he graduated with Distinction from University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce. Fun fact: Murray picked up his love for golf while he was living in Zimbabwe for 10 months.
Paul Snelson is an executive leader in building and driving rapid customer and revenue growth for technology companies in the Software and SaaS marketplaces. With over 20 years of sales and management experience, Paul has delivered measurable results for both small to large organizations. Prior to joining TouchBistro, he was the VP of Commercial Sales at Salesforce. As VP of Sales, Paul is driving both sales strategy and execution while leading sales teams across all countries.
Michael brings a diverse marketing background to TouchBistro with a passion for brand building and storytelling. His marketing foundation was built from a decade of agency experience where he gained a wide perspective from clients in CPG, healthcare, auto and services. Before coming to TouchBistro, Michael spent 13 years with a global beer company where he fine-tuned his skills in business marketing, strategic planning and world-class activations. In his current role, Michael leads the brand marketing and product marketing teams. Outside the office, Michael spends his time volunteering with youth sports, traveling and spending time with his family.
Winner of the Technology Executive of the Year in 2019, Dennis Chow brings seasoned leadership to the product department, with a 15 year career in product management spanning the wireless telecom, retail, payments, fintech, and accounting software industries before joining with TouchBistro. He possesses a strong passion for his work, constantly striving to ensure the “what” is defined, and evangelized by the “why” in any product decision. As VP of Product Management, Dennis is responsible for product strategy and roadmap curation, development and execution. Dennis also volunteers with the Canadian Red Cross, where he has served on the National Board of Directors since 2012. Outside of work and volunteering, Dennis enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.
Rhonda is a market driven executive with a superior track record in generating sustainable profitable growth in fast-changing environments. Accomplished in leading cross-functional, high-performing teams across technology, banking, telecommunications, consulting and government industries. She has more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing enterprise-wide transformation strategies. Customer satisfaction is a top priority for Rhonda and she knows that it is a key to corporate success. She is actively engaged with her teams to ensure she hears the needs of her customers to make every interaction with them memorable. By taking a few extra moments to understand their needs, and delivering innovative solutions that keep customers happy and engaged.
John Florinis is a results oriented executive with more than 16 years of North American and international payments industry experience. Spending the majority of his career at the intersection between product management, corporate strategy and business development John has led several new product introductions and has built and managed multiple partner programs. As Vice President, Payments, John oversees TouchBistro’s payment strategy and all industry partner relationships. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time and travelling with his family.
Sath Dosanjh serves as Vice President of Corporate Development, responsible for strategic initiatives, including international expansion and identifying, structuring, and managing partnerships and M&A opportunities. Sath has two decades of experience leading the planning, development, and growth of new products, commercial strategies, and businesses, for both entrepreneurial high-growth ventures and established publicly-traded global corporations. Prior to joining TouchBistro, Sath held leadership roles in Corporate Development with Equifax, a global information solutions provider, and BlackBerry, a pioneer in mobile productivity and security. Sath started his career as a founding engineer at a mobile communications venture that was acquired by Nvidia Corporation. Sath holds BASc and MASc degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and currently serves on the advisory board for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). Sath lives in Toronto with his wife and two children and is a reluctant middle-distance runner and recovering cyclist.
Aris Zakinthinos has 30 years experience in the technology industry. During the 12 years prior to joining TouchBistro, Aris was the CTO of Ziplocal and then at Achievers where he was named a Top 25 CTO by Infoworld. He has been instrumental in building Achievers from the ground up into one of the Top Recognition providers in the world. In 2018, Aris was the Interim General Manager at Achievers where he oversaw all aspects of the development and execution of the company’s overall strategy, mission and responsibility for day-to-day leadership. He specializes in building high-performing, scalable development organizations. Aris has a passion for technology that extends into the lecture hall where he taught Microprocessor Design at the University of Toronto. Aris earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and was a Naval Research Labs Post-Doctoral Fellow of Secure Systems at Cambridge University.
Diane is a business focused Human Resources executive with significant functional experience in all areas of HR. She has worked in both early start-up and established high growth, software and SaaS organizations supporting North America, LATAM, and European business units. Diane is currently the VP of Human Resources at TouchBistro where she continually focuses on the employee experience, ensuring a culturally rich and engaging work environment. With over 20 years of experience as a senior HR leader, she has worked for Achievers, Samsung Canada, Amazon, and Blackberry. Diane, brings a wealth of experience in areas of strategic planning, change management, operational excellence, employee recognition, and health and wellness. Diane holds a Master of Human Resources and Organizational Development degree from the London School of Economics. She is also a Certified Compensation Professional.
Our hard work and dedication to the restaurant industry, as well as our passion for food and service, has helped us achieve a great deal so far and pushes us to achieve more in the years to come.
We’ve been recognised globally for our technology, our people, and our culture, and we couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve built together with our customers.
We have also been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work by Business Intelligence!
Best POS System for Restaurants 2017
Best Restaurant POS 2017
2017 App of the Year
Best POS System for Restaurants 2016
If all of this hasn’t sold you on TouchBistro, then consider this: we’re one of the fastest growing tech companies in Toronto, and we’ve expanded aggressively into the United States. We’ve also set up roots in London, UK and Mexico. If you love restaurants and either building or supporting cutting-edge software, then you may be a great fit for TouchBistro. And if you don’t or you’re just looking for a beer cart and a ping pong table? Go somewhere else. Pub’s closed.