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Yumpingo proudly announces two key senior hires, to continue to strengthen its growing team.


“I couldn’t be more pleased to have Raechel Barnes and Melinda Ann Lowery join our senior leadership team. Their experience in growing successful companies with culture at the forefront will be paramount to growing our team and expanding our business in the United States and United Kingdom. I’m also delighted to officially have our U.S. Headquarters in beautiful Austin, Texas. Together, we’re keen on partnering with experience-focused brands and recruiting dynamic sales professionals.” Gary Goodman, Yumpingo CEO & Founder.


Melinda Ann Lowery joins Yumpingo as Head of Sales Yumpingo is pleased to announce that Melinda Ann Lowery joins the team as the Head of Sales where she will provide sales team leadership, accelerate revenue through bringing Yumpingo's innovative solutions to new markets, and contribute to overall business strategy and growth.


Formerly Senior Director of Sales at HotSchedules (Redbook LLC, Now Fourth Enterprises), Melinda Ann played a key role in leading and developing the sales organization from early stage to a global company with 100M in annual recurring revenue. With over a decade of experience in restaurant & hospitality technology and leadership, her focus is on building and retaining a high performing team that aligns with and drives the overall company’s strategic goals.


In her own words, Melinda Ann is excited to be part of the Yumpingo team because “First and foremost, the entire team at Yumpingo are all top notch skill-wise. They are passionate, driven, and are true believers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Not only do they “get it,” but they also genuinely care about the continued growth and success about this industry that we all love. In a world where details matter more than ever, Yumpingo’s innovative solutions provide prescriptive actionable insights that can directly impact decisions at every level, and ultimately, improve performance, drive retention and increase top-line growth. I’m honored to be joining Yumpingo at such an exciting stage for the company and know that we will accomplish great things together.”


As Head of Sales, Melinda Ann’s strategic vision and breadth of business knowledge will lead Yumpingo’s global sales strategy to accelerate commercial performance and drive growth. Her responsibilities include pipeline development, new customer acquisition, and building and developing a sales team dedicated to inclusivity, upholding core values, and delivering high quality products and services to customers. Raechel Barnes joins Yumpingo as Head of Partnerships & Client Services Raechel has over 20 years experience leading in fast-paced, high-change environments, helping early-stage companies prepare for growth and scale. With a passion for and background in both hospitality and SaaS, she’s worked solely with companies focused on empowering foodservice professionals at all levels, with a special focus on leveraging technology to improve experiences and drive operational excellence within organizations.


During her tenure with HotSchedules (now Fourth Enterprises), Raechel contributed to the fast-growth of the commercial organization and led the launch and eventual spin out of what is now known as Seasoned, a community built exclusively for the hospitality industry. She has a breadth of experience building strategies, systems, teams, and scalable processes and playbooks to open new markets and drive high performance and growth.


In her own words, Raechel is excited to be part of the Yumpingo team because “Yumpingo exudes the same passion for people, innovation, and the love of food and the foodservice industry that has fueled me throughout my career. The product is in a category of its own and has a tangible impact, empowering restaurant workers, managers, and owners with the insights and tools they need to improve guest experiences. Coming together over food & drink is one of the few universal joys we all share and Yumpingo is writing a powerful story to influence that experience.”


As Head of Partnerships & Client Services, Raechel will lead Yumpingo’s partnership strategy and oversee channel relationships to accelerate commercialization and company growth. She will be responsible for the customer user-journey, defining ways to delight and exceed customer expectations, and building processes, procedures, and systems of accountability. In addition to her global role, she will also oversee the day-to-day operations of the US business.

 

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