We love what can happen around the restaurant table.

Our story

We love what can happen around the restaurant table. Since 1998, we’ve been committed to empowering that experience. From helping restaurants grow and run their businesses, to enabling diners to discover and book the perfect table every time they dine, our story is one of connection—among diners, restaurants, and their communities.

But the table is just the start. Now, we’re growing globally like never before, and continuing to lead the conversation in the tech and restaurant spaces with products that anticipate the changing needs of restaurants and diners.

As we span countries and cultures, we’re very aware of an essential ingredient in making the power of our products possible: you. You are the reason why we work hard to be one step ahead of the moment and what inspires us to embody the true spirit of hospitality. So, pull up a chair and join us.

We proudly support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. Together, our goal is to ensure that all American children get the healthy food they need to live and grow everyday.

Giving Back 

Leadership

Our leadership team’s many years of experience in hospitality technology brings deep expertise in product development, relationship building, and management alike.

Christa Quarles

CEO

Connie Chen

General Counsel

Scott Day

SVP, People & Culture

Joseph Essas

CTO

Prasad Gune

SVP, Product

Christa Quarles

Chief Executive Officer

You had me at carnitas and Margaritas.

As Chief Executive Officer, Christa leads the global business strategy and vision for OpenTable. Prior to joining OpenTable, Christa served as the Chief Business Officer for Nextdoor where she oversaw finance, business intelligence, HR, business development and legal. Previously, Christa served as the SVP and General Manager at Disney where she led the Mobile and Social Games divisions within Disney Interactive. Christa joined Disney in 2010 as part of the acquisition of Playdom, a leading social games developer, where she served as Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in her career, Christa spent ten years as an equity research analyst covering the Internet sector at Thomas Weisel Partners (now Stifel Financial).

Christa holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Carnegie Mellon University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Connie Chen

General Counsel

When Connie’s not on a juice cleanse, the way to her heart is through her stomach.

As leader of the legal and risk teams, Connie advises and supports executive and operational management on all legal matters.

Connie has extensive experience working with emerging growth companies and their funding sources across various industries, counseling both internal and external clients on corporate, intellectual property, employment, privacy and commercial law issues. Prior to joining OpenTable in 2011, Connie was with the law firm, Latham & Watkins LLP, where she advised OpenTable on its IPO and acquisitions as well as securities law and corporate governance matters.

Connie holds a BS in Symbolic Systems and a BA in Economics from Stanford University and a JD from Stanford Law School.

Scott Day

SVP, People & Culture

Scott sees dining out as being all about deepening connections – with his sons every Saturday morning at the local pancake joint, with his wife on date night at the romantic Positano inspired Italian restaurant, and with the cultures of the world while traveling to new locations.

Scott is responsible for leading and scaling OpenTable’s people strategy around the globe.

Prior to OpenTable, Scott was Head of Talent Strategy & Operations at Airbnb where he led the company's global HR business partner and HR operations functions during a period of rapid expansion. Before Airbnb, he served as a senior HR business partner leading teams in support of several high growth consumer internet companies including PayPal, StubHub and Yahoo. In each of these roles his primary focus was creating and implementing customized people strategies to support the growth of these dynamic, market defining technology businesses.

Earlier in his career, Scott spent two years as an executive recruiter at Morgan Samuels Company and 11 years in operational and HR roles, including running training and contact center operations, at Capital One. He started his career in the United States Marine Corps as an Aviation Logistics officer, ending his five years of service as a Captain.

Scott received a bachelor's degree in English from the Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Joseph Essas

  
Chief Technology Officer

Joseph keeps kosher, and claims to have eaten at 80% of the kosher restaurants in America.

Joseph is responsible for the development, operation, and growth of our products, driving collaboration and engineering initiatives to ensure that OpenTable’s hardware and software solutions continue to exceed the expectations of diners and restaurants.

He brings more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, and has led our team of engineers and technologists since 2012. Prior to joining OpenTable, Joseph was the CTO for eHarmony, the Vice President of Engineering at Yahoo!, and technologist at Overture, Idealab, and tickets.com. He currently serves as a Venture Partner at FirstMark Capital. Joseph studied at Jerusalem College of Technology.

Prasad Gune

SVP, Product

Prasad is a connoisseur of ballpark cuisine, and hopes to try the reasonably priced, nutritious food at every Major League Baseball park some day.

Prasad leads OpenTable’s global product vision, strategy and development for all consumer and restaurant products and experiences.

Prior to joining OpenTable, Mr. Gune served as product lead for LinkedIn Recruiter, building it from its infancy into LinkedIn’s flagship monetization product within the Talent Solutions business. Prior to LinkedIn, Mr. Gune held senior product management roles at Oracle and Siebel Systems as well as various consulting roles at Bain & Company. He holds a B.E. degree from the College of Engineering, University of Pune as well as a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Scott Jampol

SVP, Marketing

Andrea Johnston

SVP, Global Sales & Restaurant Services

Jeff McCombs

Chief Financial Officer

Scott Jampol

SVP, Marketing

Scott’s perfect night out involves a round 6-top table with family and/or friends, being served family style (Lazy Susan optional) with plenty of beverages to keep the conversation flowing.

As SVP of Marketing, Scott is dedicated to helping local and traveling diners discover and book the perfect restaurant table and helping restaurants around the globe grow their businesses.

Prior to OpenTable, Scott co-founded and served as Vice President of Marketing for Hark.com, a start-up company that distributes multimedia clips online and via mobile devices. Prior to Right Sized Media, Scott spent five years at Yahoo!, where he held several key roles including marketing director for Yahoo! Travel. In this role, he helped drive website visitors to book air, car, hotel and travel packages. Among his accomplishments, Scott helped grow Yahoo!’s user-generated review submissions and nurture a robust online travel community.

Scott earned his BA at Bucknell University and his MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Andrea Johnston

SVP, Global Sales & Restaurant Services

I love what I love (uni, avocado, steak, cheese, red wine, popcorn), but my favorite culinary experiences have revolved around unique and unpredictable flavor combinations.

As the SVP of Global Sales and Services, Andrea leads restaurant customer acquisition, growth and retention for OpenTable around the globe. Since joining OpenTable in 2010, Andrea has been dedicated to leading high growth sales teams who specialize in helping restaurateurs leverage the power of the OpenTable network and hospitality solutions to help them run and grow their business.

Prior to OpenTable, Andrea founded and worked in various technology and global healthcare companies. Earlier in her career, her expertise in sales, account management, and business development was honed during her tenure at various venture and technology companies and while serving as a lobbyist. Andrea holds a BA degree from Vassar College, an MPH from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Jeff McCombs

Chief Financial Officer

Nothing starts the weekend off right like dinner out with friends and family.

As Chief Financial Officer, Jeff is charged with leading and scaling OpenTable’s financial operations strategy globally.

Prior to OpenTable, Jeff served as Chief Financial Officer of Flipboard, a leading mobile news aggregator, where he oversaw finance, accounting, data analytics and business development and was heavily involved in business strategy and revenue generation. Before joining Flipboard, Jeff ran global business operations at Facebook for four years, where his responsibilities included financial planning and analysis, data analytics, sales operations and strategy for Facebook's advertising business. Prior to Facebook he was Chief Financial Officer at Tumri, an online marketing technology company, where he led finance, accounting, HR, legal, facilities, business development and corporate development. Jeff also was Senior Vice President of Business Operations at Yahoo! Earlier in his career he spent 10 years in investment banking, private equity and corporate development.

Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Join the team

Want a seat at our table? If you’re smart, creative, and excited about developing innovative technology that’s changing the way people dine out, we’d like to meet you.

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