SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced that Prasad Gune has been appointed Senior Vice President of Restaurant Product Management.
"Prasad's deep experience productizing data makes him uniquely suited to harness our rich data set into insights and actions for our restaurant customers," said Christa Quarles, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. "As we look to expand the ways in which we help restaurants run and grow their business, Prasad's CRM expertise will inform how we evolve our products in ways that help our restaurant customers better understand their guests and deliver more personalized dining experiences."
"OpenTable has the largest network of diners and restaurants in the world and I'm excited to tap into and deliver new ways for restaurants to optimize their business, while at the same time enhancing the hospitality they deliver to their first-time, regular and visiting traveler guests," said Prasad Gune, Senior Vice President of Restaurant Product Management at OpenTable.
Prior to joining OpenTable, Mr. Gune was Head of LinkedIn's Hiring Suite initiative and served as product lead for LinkedIn Recruiter, building it from its infancy into LinkedIn's flagship monetization product within Talent Solutions, a $1.9 billion business in 2015. Prior to LinkedIn, Mr. Gune held senior product management roles at Oracle and Siebel Systems as well as various consulting roles at Bain & Company. He holds a B.E. degree from the College of Engineering, University of Pune as well as a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 19 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 37,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than one billion 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 Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.
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