Jim Kanir, CEO
What's the best thing you ever ate? I was working in Tokyo Japan and the Japanese team took us out for our celebration dinner at Nigawai. The eight course menu was preset by Head Chef Tatsuya Nakayama, and it included two separate courses of blowfish Sushi. I was very nervous about the complexity of the menu and the blowfish, but the team had assigned two Geishas who had attended Harvard to guide us through the different courses of the meal. By the time we got to the blowfish course, I was feeling good and confident. It was incredibly tasty, and its danger made it quite exotic. That dinner turned out to be one of my fondest memories of working in Tokyo, and to this day I have kept my copy of the menu as a reminder.
What Jim does at PeachWorks: Jim is the chief executive officer of PeachWorks and responsible for leading and generating business growth for the company. He is a seasoned executive in the world of software, with extensive management success in growing and accelerating global enterprise and SaaS companies, serving a wide variety of industry end customers. Prior to PeachWorks, Jim served as CRO at Vox Mobile and SVP of Sales & Marketing at Billtrust, and the CEO of Cohesia. He's a graduate of Wilmington College, with a degree in business.
Jeff Schacher, Founder and President
What's the best thing you ever ate? Growing up in Michigan meant that I didn’t have good “Mexican” food until I moved to NYC. Harry’s Burrito is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC and is my favorite for two reasons. The first reason is my wife and I had our first date there. I guess it was a good choice :) The second reason is that they have a BBQ Chicken Burrito. It’s a delicious pulled chicken burrito all by itself, but then they mix a sweet BBQ sauce in with the chicken. It is amazingly delicious, but you can’t go wrong with Mexican + BBQ.
What Jeff does at PeachWorks: Jeff began his career working as a server and restaurant manager in NYC before being drawn to the growing tech scene. A self-taught programmer and developer, Jeff jumped into the tech world in 2000. He spent the next several years designing and developing enterprise software before starting the company that would become PeachWorks in 2005. Jeff was always passionate about giving back to the community and after years of experiencing first hand food waste in the restaurant industry, he was inspired. In 2011, he helped found a non-profit called Community Plates that rescues food by using technology to connect donors, volunteers and receiving agencies. Community Plates rescues millions of meals each year, continues to increase those numbers and is changing the world of food rescue with PeachWorks technology.
Jim McGinty, VP of Operations
What's the best thing you ever ate? If you are ever in Kansas City you have to stop at Gates Bar-B-Q. It’s some of the best BBQ I’ve ever had. The sandwiches are stacked high with a selection of flavorful smoked meats to choose from - my favorite is the pulled pork. Their sauce is tomato based. I prefer their extra hot which is on the spicy side but they offer mild versions as well. Add a cold beer and it just doesn’t get much better. The restaurant is very casual and the service is fast. When you walk into the restaurant someone's going to greet you with, "Hello, may I help you?” This puts smile on my face every time. You will NOT be disappointed.
What Jim does at PeachWorks: Jim McGinty is the VP of Operations, a role in which he leverages over 25 years of experience in restaurant technology to make sure all of our customers get the maximum value out of their IT systems. Prior to PeachWorks, Jim spent time in IT and operations with Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon and Yum Brands, and now he leads our implementation, training, help desk, and client management groups. He is a passionate customer advocate and enjoys building teams and long-lasting partnerships. He has two beautiful granddaughters who he adores and can be found in his spare time playing with them or enjoying the great outdoors.
Angela Young, Director of Marketing
What's the best thing you ever ate? I had the chance to travel to Hanoi, Vietnam with a good friend who lives overseas. She booked us an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay in Northeast Vietnam. It is a gorgeous bay that features thousands of limestone islands. The food on the boat was amazing and the chef did a cooking demonstration on how to make Hanoi spring rolls made from rice paper and a pork mixture for the filling. They are fried to a perfect golden brown and are truly delicious. Given the surroundings and the great crew & guests, it was one of the best things I have eaten.
What Angela does at PeachWorks: Angela leads marketing efforts at PeachWorks including lead generation, events, PR, as well as Marketing Automation & CRM. Prior to joining PeachWorks Angela led marketing for the Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global association for strategic talent management.
She began her career at Convergys Corporation, an outsourced call center provider, where she held a variety of sales support and marketing roles. She worked in Panama and Brazil before transitioning to corporate marketing.