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Jim Kanir, CEO of PeachWorks

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 at PeachWorks

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, Director of Client Success at PeachWorks

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

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. 

Board of Directors

Jim Kanir and Jeff Schacher (see above).

Robert (Bob) Taft is an accomplished CEO, board member and senior executive with more than 25 years of experience leading restaurant chains to consistently deliver results by improving the organizational culture, commitment, and overall image to increase shareholder value. He has been a restaurant entrepreneur acquiring and improving select brands and shaping a variety of successful restaurants and franchises including Pizza Hut, Au Bon Pain, Fuddruckers, Papa Gino's, Skippers, Paradise Bakeries, and Caffino, Inc. His extensive knowledge of how to jumpstart, build, and turnaround struggling operations through marketing, branding, franchise development, and operations excellence was gained through firsthand experience. He applies strong business acumen and distinct leadership abilities, using enthusiastic energy and a collaborative approach to develop long-term vision and execute strategy. Bob is energized by the pursuit of excellence to develop challenging opportunities in the restaurant industry.

Ryan Waddington joined Arsenal Venures as a Partner in 2014 and heads their Michigan office. In 2010, he co-founded Huron River Ventures, a leading early-stage venture firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that invests primarily in enterprise and consumer software companies serving the energy, transportation and agriculture sectors. Ryan has over 18 years of experience in investing, operating and consulting roles in energy, environmental and other sectors, and has led over $100 million worth of investments in more than 25 technology companies at seed, venture and growth equity stages, while at HRV, Ziff Brothers Investments, NextEnergy and DTE Energy.  Current and former director/observer roles include: Varsity News Network, Sidecar, Ambiq Micro, Root3 Technologies, Covaron Advanced Materials and Advent Solar (acquired by Applied Materials).

Dov Rosenberg has over a decade of experience working with high-growth technology companies serving a variety of industries. Dov is a director at Allos Ventures, which he joined upon its creation in 2010, having previously worked with the other Allos partners at Blue Chip Venture Company since 2005. Before beginning his venture capital career, Dov served on the management team at a privately-held manufacturing company, was a senior strategist in the Intellectual Property Strategy and Development group of Battelle Memorial Institute, and developed and managed the deployment of software as an IT consultant for Cap Gemini. Current and former director roles include: JackBe (acquired by Software AG), Jacobs Automation (acquired by Rockwell Automation), enosiX, and 7signal Solutions.