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OpenTable Names Joseph Essas Chief Technology Officer

OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN) announced that Joseph Essas has been appointed Chief Technology Officer, effective July 18.


“Joseph is a talented executive with a proven track record of taking a strategic vision and executing on the technology architecture and products necessary to make it a reality,” said Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable.  “Joseph’s skills and experience in successfully leading large scale development efforts and driving rapid cycles of technology innovation position us well to deliver a world-class experience for our customers and strengthen our leadership position internationally.”

“It’s very exciting to be joining the OpenTable team, and I look forward to helping shape the technology platform and working to connect diners and restaurants in efficient and interesting ways,” said Joseph Essas.  “By leveraging my experience at eHarmony around matching and at Yahoo! around search and scalable operations, I believe we can work to find new ways to delight our customers and create value.” 

Joseph Essas, 41, previously served as the Chief Technology Officer for eHarmony where he was responsible for overseeing and guiding the technical development, operation and growth of the company.  Prior to eHarmony, Mr. Essas served as Vice President of Engineering of Yahoo! where he managed engineering teams for the search marketing division.  Mr. Essas attended Jerusalem College of Technology.

About OpenTable, Inc.  

OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 325 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site in the UK.

Posted by on July 11, 2012.

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