HotSchedules, Fourth Announce Post-Merger Executive Leadership Team

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HotSchedules, Fourth Announce Post-Merger Executive Leadership Team


HotSchedules and Fourth, providers to the restaurant and hospitality industry of integrated workforce, cost control and inventory management solutions, announced the formation of a new executive leadership team comprising industry experts and technology evangelists from both entities. As a result of the recent merger, Fourth and HotSchedules will unite under the leadership of Ben Hood, chief executive officer; David Cantu, chief customer officer; Simon Bocca, chief growth officer; Matt Leone, chief operating officer and Christian Berthelsen, chief technology officer.

With an ongoing commitment to client success and profitability, the strategically curated executive leadership team will unveil the 2020 product vision at Spark 2019 in Austin, Texas November 5-7. The annual user conference brings together hundreds of senior operators, thought leaders and technology experts from around the world to discuss the latest industry trends shaping the future of hospitality.

The newly formed executive leadership team includes:

  • Ben Hood: Chief Executive Officer, joined Fourth in 1999
    An industry veteran, Hood hails from the retail and hospitality sector. Hood joined Fourth as its first employee and as CEO, he is responsible for driving the company strategy, building winning teams and cultivating a united value-driven culture.
  • David Cantu: Chief Customer Officer, co-founded HotSchedules in 1999
    Cantu has more than 17 years of restaurant operations experience. As CCO, Cantu focuses on building and maintaining strong customer relationships, which fuels the ongoing development of innovative solutions.
  • Simon Bocca: Chief Growth Officer, joined Fourth in 2004
    Bocca has more than 25 years of restaurant and hospitality industry experience. As CGO, Bocca is responsible for setting and driving the sales and marketing strategy.
  • Matt Leone: Chief Operating Officer, joined HotSchedules in 2016
    Leone has nearly 20 years of experience in the software industry. As COO, Leone leads the customer management organization, global enterprise services team and business operations team.
  • Christian Berthelsen, Chief Technology Officer, joined Fourth in 2003
    Berthelsen has over 21 years of software engineering and management experience. As CTO, Berthelsen oversees product roadmap, development and infrastructure of all software and solutions.

The newly merged entity enables customers around the world to solve complex business problems and thrive in a rapidly evolving and highly competitive industry. The combined company’s complete software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution suite offers industry-specific predictive scheduling, demand forecasting and inventory management/procurement as well as HR/benefits and payroll services.