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

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  • Perry Turbes

    Chief Executive Officer
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    Perry Turbes serves as the Chief Executive Officer for HungerRush. Perry is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of software experience. Prior to joining HungerRush in 2019, he oversaw a period of significant growth as 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.

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  • Olivier Thierry

    Chief Revenue Officer
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    Olivier Thierry (“OT”) serves as the Chief Revenue Officer for HungerRush. OT has a distinguished career of executive leadership positions in several successful technology corporations. Prior to HungerRush, OT served as CMO for Quorum Software, CMO at Zimbra, CEO of Fiveruns, and CMO at Zenoss. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in marketing, and computers and systems from McGill University in Montreal.

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  • Venkat Santhanaraman

    Chief Financial Officer
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    Venkata Santhanaraman is the Chief Financial Officer for HungerRush. Prior to joining HungerRush, he was CFO and Vice President of FP&A Reporting for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solution/Lien Solutions. Venkat holds an MBA from the University of Houston Victoria, and a B.S. from the University of Madras India. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Financial Manager (CFM).

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  • Dean Thompson

    Chief Sales Officer
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    Dean Thompson serves as Chief Sales Officer for HungerRush. Prior to joining the company, Dean’s 25+ year tenure in the IT industry had him serve as SVP of Customer Experience and Vice President of Technical Services at Centrify. Dean also managed worldwide sales engineering, enablement, and operation for NetIQ. He has a bachelor’s in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University.

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  • Jenna Eichberg

    Chief People Officer
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    Jenna Eichberg is Chief People Officer for HungerRush. Jenna brings more than 10 years of HR leadership experience across multiple industries with a mix of Business Partner and HR Specialist roles. She joins the company from Capital Group, where she delivered strategic HR leadership to the Global Information & Technology organization. Jenna’s passion lies in developing talent and creating open cultures for employees.

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  • Ted Trimble

    Chief Technology Officer
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    Ted serves as the Chief Technology Officer for HungerRush. Ted has 30+ years of experience managing enterprise software teams, leading product strategy, and increasing the speed of innovation. He formerly held senior leadership positions at Centrify, Cisco, Tidal Software, NetIQ Corp, BMC Software, and Colabnet/V1, where Ted’s leadership team rebuilt a struggling collaboration company into a market leader in Value Stream Management.

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  • Matthew Hoeg

    Chief Legal Officer
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    Matthew Hoeg serves as Chief Legal Officer for HungerRush. Matthew’s 30+ years as an attorney formerly made him a partner at Andrews Kurth, LLP and President of CRS Solutions Texas. He is also co-founder of Merchant Cast Advance of Texas, LLC and serves on the Board of Directors of MerchantWise. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in Economics and the University of Houston with his law degree.

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  • Bruce Wartell

    Chief Information Officer
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    Bruce serves as the Chief Information Officer for HungerRush. Bruce is an accomplished executive with 30+ years of experience in software/IT. Prior to joining HungerRush, he spent 20+ years as a Founder, CTO, and CIO of Quorum Software, leading initiatives that scaled the business’s system architecture and infrastructure to transform it from a startup to a leading SaaS-based platform for large-scale energy companies.

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  • Sharmil Desai

    Chief Development Officer
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    Sharmil Desai is the Chief Development Officer of HungerRush. He was previously the CEO of Menufy, a leader in online ordering. Sharmil brings 15+ years of experience in management, leadership and engineering roles to HungerRush. Before Menufy, Sharmil was a senior member of the engineering team at RSA, the security division of EMC.

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  • Susan Escher

    Executive Vice President of Strategy & Integration
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    Susan Escher is Executive Vice President of Strategy & Integration at HungerRush. Before joining HungerRush, Susan was the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy for Menufy and led the effort for the sale transaction with HungerRush. Throughout her tenure at Menufy she helped the company expand their market share, streamline operations, develop a DE&I strategy and dramatically improve the overall profitability of the business. She was also a minority owner of the company. Prior to her roles at Menufy and HungerRush, Susan worked on the integration and expansion of several software companies headquartered in the US, the Nordics, and Europe focusing on the financial and product development teams.

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  • Shannon Chirone

    Senior Vice President of Marketing
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    Shannon Chirone is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for HungerRush. She has 15+ years of experience in marketing, operations and business development across multiple verticals including entertainment, finance, and technology. Shannon joined the company from Slice where she ran the B2B2C product marketing team. And formerly held leadership roles at Capital One, Crowd Centric and Two Tomatoes Records. Shannon received her B.A. from UCLA and lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

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