Joseph Essas

CTO at OpenTable

Joseph Essas is currently the CTO at OpenTable. Joseph has previously held positions as a board member at Volusion and Zen Planner, and as the President and Chief Technology Officer at OpenTable. Essas has been instrumental in leading engineering, product, design, operations and data science teams at both Volusion and Zen Planner. Joseph has also been responsible for driving a very diversified technology stack, developing software in Node.js, Java and C#. In their role as CTO at OpenTable, Essas is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company and ensuring that the technology meets the needs of the business. Joseph is also responsible for leading the engineering team and guiding the company's product roadmap.

Some direct reports include Henry Praw - VP Technical Operations, Chief Information Security Officer, Cormac Twomey - SVP, Engineering. Their manager is Debby Soo, CEO. They work with Peer Bueller - CFO, Jessica Jensen - CMO, and Andrea Johnston - COO.


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  • CTO

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