Jonathan has been involved in the restaurant and hotel business for 30+ years with roles ranging from a busboy at Abadessa's in Hingham, MA, to line cook at Atlantic Café in Nantucket, to Floor Manager at Backbay Restaurant Group, to New England Regional Sales Manager for Starwood Hotels. Before starting Tripleseat, Jonathan was a VP of Sales for a web startup that delivered Business Intelligence reporting to the restaurant industry. When not working on making Tripleseat more awesome, Jonathan spends his time with his wife Lisa, twin girls, Eliza and Sophie and coaching his son Owen's lacrosse team.
Homemade smoked babyback ribs washed down with Wachussets Country Ale or Cisco Grey Lady outside in the summer night on Nantucket.
Dusty is a former software developer turned marketing and product guy. After a short stint in corporate America, he decided that what he really wanted was to build a great software company, and surround himself with smart, passionate people. He now spends his days figuring out how to let the world know how great Tripleseat is. Outside of work (though certainly related), he enjoys traveling the world and eating great meals – from dive bars to the world’s top restaurants.
It’s no secret that Dusty is addicted to Diet Mt. Dew, as demonstrated by the countless empty cans that line his desk at the end of each day. He also has a slight addiction to Oregon Pinot Noir, though thankfully not quite in the same quantity.
Kevin is just a dude who writes a lot of code and strives to build a great, hugely successful company. He really enjoys having
a fun work environment, creating software that simplifies peoples lives (and doesn't suck), and ogling well-designed websites.
During the workday, he frequently tries to expose his fellow coworkers to his stellar* tastes in music (like cool electronic
stuff and, yes, top 40 radio), much to their dismay!
He really enjoys working on home improvement projects and fixing things around the house. When asked for random facts, he told us he didn't consume an "adult beverage" until 22 years of age. He described it as "unfortunuate". Even though he slaves tirelessly to continue to make Tripleseat rock, Kevin is still able to achieve a "Master League" rating in Starcraft II.
Brian is Director of Account Management for Tripleseat. A lifelong love of food and fun led Brian to a degree in hotel and restaurant management and a career in sales and catering automation. Before joining Tripleseat, he spent 15 years in various marketing, training, and product management positions. Brian proves that Tripleseat is more than just software, by helping clients improve and streamline their private dining processes, effectively manage leads, and book more business. When he’s not busy making Tripleseat clients happy, you’ll find him outdoors snowboarding, surfing or hiking.
Brian loves any local and organic food with a particular penchant for creative preparations of vegetables like roasted brussels sprouts or artichokes in wine sauce. And since life’s too short to eat healthy all the time, Brian indulges in other favorites including tater tots and anything chocolate.
Ben Faden LOVES food. Working in restaurants since before he was “legally” allowed to, Mr. Faden has worked for some of the leading restaurant groups in the country, eventually being asked to be part of the creative and opening teams for two successful new restaurant concepts in Chicago. After spending nearly a decade managing national political campaigns and a brief stint in managing consulting, Mr. Faden joined Tripleseat to help bring the restaurant industry into the 20th Century!
Ben is an obsessive Formula One fan and bourbon aficionado.
Favorite food idea
His favorite food which he has never eaten is deep fried Foie Gras, perhaps covered in chocolate ... and bacon.
Katie has been involved in the hospitality business for 15 years with roles ranging from a pizza maker at the local Pizza Parlor to a hostess at The Outback Steakhouse to a Director at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. Katie is comfortable in all facets of hospitality and needs to be restrained from hopping behind a bar to mix her favorite libation. When not working at the greatest place on earth – Tripleseat – Katie spends her time with her family, friends, and her devoted majestic monster: her dog, Duncan.
Katie's favorite meal is homemade paprika crusted ahi tuna with a Coors Light to wash it down.
Starting as a college intern for a quarter-share resort in northern New Hampshire, Sean was led to a career in hospitality automation. With over 15 years experience, Sean has worked with some of the largest hospitality groups in the US installing, supporting and selling various types of solutions ranging from Sales & Catering to Property Management Systems. Sean has a degree in Business Management and a minor in Mathematics. When he’s not busy selling Tripleseat, you’ll find Sean spending time with his wife (Danielle) and 2 sons (Chase and Bennett) or on the golf course (trying to bring his 10 handicap down to the single digits).
Sean has a hidden desire for cheesy cinema. His favorite categories include: Genetically engineered animals gone wrong, severely disfigured mutant men with sharp weapons, and any movie that has a sequel of 3 or higher.
Marinated Steak Tips (from New England) on the grill while consuming a (or multiple) Blue Moon Summer Ales