OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
We’re passionate about the industry. The restaurant business is in our blood, so everything our team does is designed to address the real-world issues and opportunities restaurants face now and will be facing in the future.
The HungerRush teams always start with listening to our customers. We identify the root cause of problems and build solutions that are perfectly suited to your needs. You need to focus on making your guests happy, so leave it to us to help you achieve that goal
Perry TurbesChief Executive Officer
Perry Turbes has served as Chief Executive Officer of HungerRush since joining the company in 2019. Perry is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of software experience. Prior to joining HungerRush, he was most recently the CEO of Quorum Software, the industry-leading, cloud-based, oil and gas software platform. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
Venkat SanthanaramanChief Financial Officer
Venkata Santhanaraman serves as Chief Financial Officer. He has a 25+ year career in finance with experience in digital commerce, technology-enabled business services, and a strong focus on strategy, business and financial planning and analysis. Prior to joining the company, he was CFO and Vice President of FP&A Reporting for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solution/Lien Solutions and a portfolio company controller with Denham Capital. He received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston Victoria, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Madras in India. He also holds multiple certifications including Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM) designations.
Olivier ThierryChief Marketing Officer
Olivier Thierry (“OT”) serves as Chief Marketing Officer. OT has held executive leadership positions in several successful private and public software and technology corporations. He has built and managed high performance marketing teams in software companies in systems and network management, security management, applications development and middleware, SaaS, open source, storage, unified collaboration, virtualization and cloud, and oil & gas. Most recently, he served as Chief Marketing Officer for Quorum Software, the world’s largest provider of digital technology focused on the next evolution of energy. Prior to Quorum, OT also served as CMO at Zimbra, CEO of Fiveruns, CMO at Zenoss, and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Alliances at NetIQ. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree (Cum Laude) with a double major in marketing, and computers and systems from McGill University in Montreal Canada.
Ali HusainChief Product Officer, E-commerce
Ali Husain serves as Chief Product Officer, E-commerce. He joined the company in 2020 through the acquisition of OrdrAI, a leading text and voice ordering provider for the restaurant industry, where he was as co-founder and CEO. With over 15 years in the software/IT industry, he’s helped companies transform digitally with a goal of optimizing growth and accelerating innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Michigan.
Eric MorseChief Sales Officer
Eric Morse motivates as Chief Sales Officer leading a team with offices across the United States. He has been a business-to-business sales leader for more than 35 years and an entrepreneur. He believes that sales provide the opportunity to help others improve, grow and change, and that great salespeople truly are change agents for the benefit of their customers. Eric attended the University of Denver and has a degree in Business Administration.
Greg DavisChief Operating Officer
Greg Davis serves as Chief Operating Officer. He joined the company in 2018. Greg’s 20 years in the software/IT industry includes 9 years as Global Executive Vice President of Alert Logic and 7 years in sales leadership at VeriCenter. Both hyper-growth market leaders pioneering new business models in cybersecurity and IT infrastructure. Greg currently is responsible for the implementation of a SaaS based operating model focused on growth through the delivery, and reinforcement, of our unique value proposition. In addition, Greg serves on the Board of Directors for Bigleaf Networks. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University.
Matthew HoegChief Administrative Officer,
Matthew Hoeg serves as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. He has been an attorney for more than 30 years and was previously a partner at Andrews Kurth, LLP. He is also an entrepreneur having co-founded Merchant Cast Advance of Texas, LLC. Prior to his current role he was President of CRS Solutions Texas. Matt serves on the Board of Directors of MerchantWise. He graduated with honors from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He earned his law degree from the University of Houston and graduated with honors.
Dean ThompsonChief Customer & Growth Officer
Dean Thompson serves as Chief Customer & Growth Officer for HungerRush. Dean is a 25+ year veteran in the IT industry, with extensive experience in building companies and growing revenue. Prior to HungerRush, he was the SVP of Customer Experience at Centrify, a cloud identity security company. Before that he served as Vice President of Technical Services at Centrify. While at Centrify, Dean helped build the company into a market leader and led it to two high valuation sales to Thoma Bravo & then TPG Capital.
Previously, Dean oversaw the systems management practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has also managed worldwide sales engineering, enablement and operations teams for NetIQ. He has a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University.
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