British restaurant guest experience management company Yumpingo has announced the appointment of David Cantu as president, effective immediately. Cantu will spearhead the Company’s U.S. operations, and will be responsible for growing the sales and global consumer-facing teams as well as leading the expansion of the U.S. team.
“We are overjoyed to welcome David to the Yumpingo team. Over the last two decades, David has transformed how hospitality companies around the world connect and support the needs of managers and their teams, and will be instrumental in leading our operations in the United States,” says Gary Goodman, CEO & Founder at Yumpingo. “Yumpingo’s mission is to enable operations to better connect and support the needs of their guests, providing a unique lens for teams to better understand how happy their guests are, and why. David's leadership will enable us to scale how we serve our restaurant partners to do this and ensure true hospitality always flows through our DNA in everything we do.”
Cantu brings over 30 years of restaurant industry experience, having most recently served as cofounder and chief customer officer at HotSchedules, a leading provider of end-to-end, best-in-class technology and services for the restaurant and hospitality industries, since 1999. Cantu has also previously worked in numerous managing roles at restaurant brands such as Outback Steakhouse and PF Chang’s.
“I am honored to join Gary and the incredibly talented team of professionals at Yumpingo. What has evolved from a friendship to an investment, and now joining their leadership team to help with the strategic planning and growth of one of the most innovative guest experience technology companies I’ve come across, is equally humbling and exciting for me,” Cantu says. “Knowing the stakes to win the hearts and minds of every guest has never been more important than it is today, I could not be joining at a more pivotal time and I’m appreciative of the opportunity ahead.”
“The Yumpingo team is incredibly talented, hospitable, and food focused and I look forward to serving, working with and recruiting like-minded individuals to grow a values-based culture dedicated to serving the hospitality industry,” Cantu says.
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