- What’s New?
We’re helping global enterprise restaurant, convenience store, grocery and retail brands supercharge their in-store and digital customer experience by centralizing data and creating one-to-one connections across all touchpoints.
Today’s challenge with the abundance of on- and off-premise digital channels is making it difficult for global brands to navigate complex technology integration networks and taking away from focusing on their customers.
PAR Technology and Punchh are building a platform that enables their brand customers to quickly scale, own their path to innovation, and take back the relationship with their own customers. This eliminates the need for juggling disjointed vendors, developing cumbersome point-to-point integrations, and relying on 3rd party dependencies.
Our company advances the ability to provide customers with an end-to-end ordering, loyalty, and marketing solution to optimize the customer experience and drive long lasting one-to-one relationships across all touchpoints.
PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER
Don Wight is the President and General Manager at Punchh, the world leader in delivering dynamic, one-to-one customer engagement through artificial intelligence, mobile-first expertise, and omnichannel communications for restaurants and retailers.
Don has been in Enterprise Software sales management for over 20 years and has led several companies through the scaling years. He was part of an IPO at Netcentives, one of the original online loyalty companies, as well as other experiences where the company grew to over $100M in revenue. He has led all functions of the GTM team over his career and heads up the Sales and Customer Success teams globally here at Punchh.
He has an extensive sales background, having received a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of California, Berkeley.
Shyam Rao is a Co-Founder of Punchh, the world leader in delivering dynamic, one-to-one customer engagement through artificial intelligence, mobile-first expertise, and omnichannel communications for restaurants and retailers. Punchh’s solutions are designed to guide consumers through their lifecycle from customer to loyalist, delighting them along the way, and dramatically increasing lifetime customer value. Nearly 200 global enterprise brands rely on Punchh to grow revenue by building customer relationships.
Previously, Shyam held various senior positions at Motorola in its CDMA and WiMAX divisions. His experience at Motorola led him to co-found LoCognition, a mobile location based services (LBS) startup focused on aggregating and standardizing access to subscribers through a proprietary platform across different cellular networks.
Shyam holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Sastry Penumarthy is a Co-Founder of Punchh, the world leader in delivering dynamic, one-to-one customer engagement through artificial intelligence, mobile-first expertise, and omnichannel communications for restaurants and retailers. Along with his co-founders, Sastry built Punchh from its alpha product to becoming the market leader in the restaurant industry with nearly 200 global enterprise brands.
Prior to Punchh, Sastry led Product Marketing teams, launched products, and ultimately grew revenue at various CRM and marketing platform companies like HotSchedules, InsideView Inc., BEA Systems, and Siebel Systems. In addition, he co-founded Nuevora, a big data analytics services company where he designed and developed analytics capabilities for Fortune 500 companies.
He holds a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago.
Senior Vice President, Client Services
Kshama Swamy is Senior Vice President, Client Services at Punchh, the world leader in delivering dynamic, one-to-one customer engagement through artificial intelligence, mobile-first expertise, and omnichannel communications for restaurants and retailers.
Kshama has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and has led Client Success teams at Intapp, IBM, Cognos, and the Department of Defense. At Intapp, she helped grow ARR from $30M to $180M.
Using her customer-centric approach, Kshama has been responsible for maximizing customer acquisition, retention, expansion, and profitability. Kshama has proficiencies in Customer Services, Strategy & Operations, Support & Success, P&L Management, and experience managing global teams at Mid to Late-Stage Growth and Pre-IPO companies. She has a Masters in Computer Science from DePaul University.
At Punchh, Kshama is leading a team that helps customer through their digital transformation journey including loyalty, mobile and web. Her understanding of brand relevance, loyalty and digital first strategy has helped customers in their journey. Kshama is also executive sponsor for the WIT Initiative at Punchh.
President & CEO
Savneet Singh is the President & CEO of PAR Technology Corp., and President of ParTech, Inc.
Mr. Singh is a partner of CoVenture, LLC, a multi-asset manager with funds in venture capital, direct lending, and cryptocurrency. He has served as a partner of CoVenture since June 2018. From 2017 – 2018, Mr. Singh served as the managing partner of Tera Holdings, Inc., a holding company of niche software businesses that he co-founded. In 2009, Mr. Singh co-founded GBI, LLC, an electronic platform that allows investors to buy, trade and store physical precious metals. During his tenure at GBI from 2009 – 2017, Mr. Singh served as GBI’s chief operating officer, its chief executive officer, and its president. Mr. Singh serves on the Board of Blockchain Power (TSX:BPWR) and PAR Technology.
Singh received his B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.
Chief Financial Officer
Bryan Menar is our Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for PAR Technology Corporation. Prior to joining PAR, Bryan served as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) for Chobani, LLC. where he led the financial planning and analysis team and was responsible for all corporate financial analysis, including forecasting, budgeting, business reviews and financial presentations for both internal and external stakeholders and partners. Bryan has also held senior finance level roles at JC Jones & Associates, Goldman Sachs & Co., and Ernst & Young LLP. Bryan holds his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Economics from Le Moyne College and his MBA in Finance from The Stern Business School at New York University.
Chief Product & Technology Officer
Raju Malhotra is Chief Product & Technology Officer at PAR Technology. He joined PAR via the acquisition of Punchh, an omni channel loyalty and engagement startup based in San Mateo, CA. Prior to his current role, he was SVP and GM for Marketing Cloud at Salesforce and Chief Product & Technology Officer at Khoros. He joined Khoros from Conversant, later acquired by Publicis Groupe, where he led the development of an industry-leading personalization platform for digital marketers. Before that, he worked at Microsoft as part of Consumer and Enterprise businesses including Visual Studio .NET, Microsoft’s marquee product for software developers and now a centerpiece of its cloud strategy.
Raju has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (India) and a MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Darla Haas serves the Company, Organization and Employees of PAR Technology Corporation as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Prior to joining PAR, Darla served as Vice President of Human Resources at The Oneida Group in Columbus, Ohio. In this capacity, Ms. Haas provided a Strategic HR Business Partnership to the Chief Executive Officer and Executives of each Business Unit and Function. Ms. Haas was responsible for leading and managing the HR Function with a heavy focus on Organizational Transformation, development of Talent Management Systems and Improving the Labor Relations Climate. Prior to The Oneida Group, Ms. Haas was employed at Procter & Gamble for 27 years where she served in escalating HR Executive Partner roles supporting various business units and functions. Darla is a lifelong learner and studied at University of Wisconsin Green Bay and has invested in continued growth throughout her 29 year career.
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Cathy King serves as PAR’s Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining PAR in July 2016, Cathy served as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Chobani Global Holdings, LLC., where she oversaw all legal affairs of the company, including advising management and the board on commercial and strategic transactions, regulatory and litigation matters and corporate governance. Cathy previously practiced law and was a member of Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC (2008-2012) and Harris Beach, PLLC (1990-2008). Cathy holds a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and a B.A. in Economics and Labor Relations from State University of New York at Potsdam.
Vice President, Business Development
Chris Byrnes is Vice President of Business & Financial Relations. Chris is responsible for all corporate communications, investor activities and public outreach for PAR Technology. Prior to joining PAR, Chris served as Vice President at JP Morgan Securities, Inc. where he managed equity trading activities on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Chris has also been a past member of the American Stock Exchange and held senior level roles at First Options of Chicago and the Fossett Corporation.