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Toast Appoints Elena Gomez as Chief Financial Officer

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Toast, the cloud-based, end-to-end technology platform purpose-built for the entire restaurant community today announced the appointment of Elena Gomez as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. As CFO, Gomez will lead Toast’s finance organization and will be responsible for accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, and business operations.

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“I am thrilled to welcome Elena to our executive team,” said Chris Comparato, CEO of Toast. “She is a proven business leader and financial executive with more than two decades of experience leading the financial operations of businesses sitting at the intersection of technology, commerce, and customer experience. We look forward to benefiting from her expertise as we further evolve our platform and continue our commitment to innovation and digital transformation for the restaurant industry.”

Gomez brings more than 25 years of experience in leading companies at scale that are also category winners, including Salesforce and Zendesk. Since May 2016, she served as the CFO at Zendesk where she helped scale the global company to over $1B in annual revenue, managing growth across the enterprise and developing multi-year, long range plans. Prior to Zendesk, Gomez held senior finance roles at Fortune 500 companies including Salesforce, Visa, and Charles Schwab. She currently sits on the Board of Directors at Smartsheet and PagerDuty. Ms. Gomez holds a B.S. in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

“Since its founding less than ten years ago, Toast established itself as a leading restaurant management platform,” said Ms. Gomez. “I have long admired Toast’s differentiated business model and proud history advocating for restaurants and their customers and communities. I am excited to join the team in continuing to enhance Toast’s reach and impact within the restaurant ecosystem and helping to power the future success of restaurants of all sizes.”

Restaurant owners and operators can learn more about Toast and schedule a personalized demo here.

About Toast

Launched in 2013, Toast is democratizing technology for restaurants of all sizes. Built exclusively for restaurants and driven by a passion to enable their success, Toast connects employees, operations, and guests on an easy-to-use platform so restaurateurs can stay one step ahead of a rapidly evolving hospitality market. Tens of thousands of restaurants partner with Toast to increase revenue, streamline operations, retain great employees, and create raving fans. Toast was named to Fortune’s 2020 Best Workplaces in Technology, 2020 Forbes Fintech 50, 2020 Forbes Cloud 100, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Listing – National Overall Winner, and the 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Finals. Learn more at