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Squad Goals: Adam Liebman on How Technology is Changing the Way We Go Out

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Adam Liebman always wanted to be a sports broadcaster. But when he realized that he really wanted a career that would make every day fun and exciting, he decided to pursue sales instead. From his first job out of the University of Missouri at Yext where he scaled the sales organization, to leading SinglePlatform to its acquisition as an Executive Team member and now building Squad — an app designed to help you connect with other groups of people to make going out more fun — Adam has experienced the ins and outs of selling to small …

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Getting Set for Service with Peter Esmond

Peter Esmond has a deep appreciation for what hospitality really means. From helping his parents run a cozy bed and breakfast in Colorado as a teenager, to running the floor at arguably the best Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City — Thomas Keller’s Per Se — he’s experienced the ins and outs of guest management on every level. In 2012 he launched Set for Service, a restaurant CRM and guest management platform which was acquired by Reserve earlier this year. 

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All HAIL: The Power of Improved Payment Systems with Dan Anderson

Driven by a love of great food and a background in computer engineering, Dan Anderson founded HAIL in 2014, a company that focused on the payment component of dining out. Dan made the move from Southern California to New York City in early 2015, when HAIL was acquired by Reserve. And while the extremes of New York weather — bitterly cold winters and swelteringly hot summers — are enough to daunt any new transplant, Dan couldn’t be happier to be living and working in The Big Apple.

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Zurvu Breaks Through: Disrupting the Restaurant Industry with David Levin

Alabama native and self-proclaimed “reformed agency guy,” David Levin graduated from Northwestern University in 1994 and immediately embarked on a career in advertising, running the media site of Advertising Age magazine in Manhattan. The entrepreneurial bug bit soon after, and within a few short years he was running his own digital agency and working with the world’s top brands — including food and beverage powerhouses Oreo, Smirnoff, Guinness and Kraft.

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A SoonSpoon Full of Sugar: On Tech & Hospitality with Travis Lowry

At 26-years young and already the founder of two successful companies, Travis Lowry has never been one to let life wash right over him. A Bostonian by way of Dallas, he graduated from Tufts University in 2010, majoring in International Relations and Arabic, and transplanted himself overseas to work for the United Nations in Syria. After returning to the U.S. in 2011, he founded OutGrade, a review site that let people rate businesses by how LGBT-friendly they were. In 2014, he started SoonSpoon, a last-minute reservation service that focused on same-day reservations at high-end, often small restaurants.