Toast Names Chris Comparato Its Chief Executive Officer

Feb 02, 2015

Experienced Customer-Focused Leader Joins as Company Accelerates Growth

Toast, the all-in-one restaurant software platform company, has named Chris Comparato as its chief executive officer. Comparato will lead and expand the 80-person team as it expands to hundreds and thousands of restaurants nationwide.

Comparato is a customer-oriented leader who previously served as SVP Customer Success at Acquia (named Inc. 500 #1 fastest growing company) and SVP Worldwide Customer Solutions at Endeca (acquired by Oracle for $1b in 2011). He brings to Toast a strong track record of scaling high-growth technology companies with a focus on customer success and building strong teams.

“The Toast team has built something truly remarkable, as is evidenced by their incredible growth and customer reviews,” said Comparato. “I’m excited to join an already strong team to deliver a fantastic product and experience to a quickly expanding customer base.”

Comparato joins a team of executives from local tech giants HubSpot, Vecna, Veracode, and Endeca. “The caliber of the team is what will position us for success,” said Steve Fredette, Toast president and co-founder. “We’re thrilled to have Chris joining the team. He has esteemed expertise in leading teams at scale while still focusing on each customer’s success. As we innovate on the Toast product and expand our customer base, it’s critical that we maintain a great experience. That’s what will keep customers sticking with us and referring others to Toast.”

About Toast: Toast is an all-in-one restaurant technology platform. Built specifically for restaurants, Toast brings together many solutions from integrated online ordering to gift card and loyalty programs to labor and sales reporting all on a mobile, cloud-based POS system. Since launching Toast in 2013, the company has grown to over 80 employees and 500 customers nationwide, ranging from restaurants and cafes to nightclubs and enterprise franchises.

About Toast

Toast [NYSE: TOST] is a cloud-based, all-in-one digital technology platform purpose-built for the entire restaurant community. Toast provides a comprehensive platform of software as a service (SaaS) products and financial technology solutions that give restaurants everything they need to run their business across point of sale, payments, operations, digital ordering and delivery, marketing and loyalty, and team management. We serve as the restaurant operating system, connecting front of house and back of house operations across service models including dine-in, takeout, delivery, catering, and retail. Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue, and deliver amazing guest experiences. For more information, visit