In episode 7, we speak with John Swanciger, who runs strategic alliances at Toast. John shares the unique path that brought him to corporate development after many years working in tech as a C-level executive, and his advice for others who are considering corporate development. He discusses what it has been like joining Toast after its first acquisition, and how the team thinks about staying true to Toast’s culture with the partnerships they pursue.
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John Swanciger leads Business and Corporate Development at Toast. He is a proven results-driven executive with over 20 years of experience building and growing innovative businesses globally. Recognized as a creative thought leader skilled in structuring and managing high-value partnerships from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Previously, John was CEO of Manta (acquired in 2018) and held leadership positions at Starwood Hotels, Hotwire, and Switchfly. He holds a BS in Finance from Boston College.
Launched in 2013, Toast powers successful restaurants of all sizes with a technology platform that combines restaurant POS, front of house, back of house and guest-facing technology with a diverse marketplace of third-party applications. By pairing technology with an unrivaled commitment to customer success, Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue and deliver amazing guest experiences. Toast was named to the 2019 Forbes Fintech 50, 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Finals, 2018 Forbes Cloud 100, and recognized as the third fastest-growing technology company in North America on the 2017 Deloitte Fast 500. Learn more at www.toasttab.com.
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This episode was recorded on September 23, 2020.