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Leadership Team

The people behind the platform.

Creating a world-class hospitality platform requires the dedication of passionate, talented people. Our leaders come from across the globe and bring a diverse set of skills and experiences to the table. Learn more about the people whose leadership helps bring our vision to life. 

Meet our leaders

As CEO & Co-Founder of SevenRooms, Joel Montaniel leads business operations and strategy for the company. Under his leadership, SevenRooms has acquired customers in over 250 cities globally, and seated more than 500 million guests. Prior to founding SevenRooms in 2011, Joel served as Chief of Staff at LivePerson, where he assisted with strategic, operational and cultural initiatives. He began his career at Credit Suisse within their Real Estate Finance and Securitization Group. He graduated with honors from Georgetown University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Biology.

Allison Page is the Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder of SevenRooms. She has led the company’s product strategy, vision and UX design since its inception. Before founding SevenRooms, Allison worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She currently sits on the boards of Red Robin (NASDAQ: RRGB) and the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

As the CTO & Co-Founder of SevenRooms, Kinesh Patel leads the engineering teams in the development of software technology. Prior to founding SevenRooms, Kinesh served as  Team Lead of Scientific Computing at ExxonMobil. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Strategy from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Pam Martinez is the Chief Financial Officer of SevenRooms. She has more than 15 years of experience scaling SaaS businesses into global category leaders within the areas of financial and business planning, forecasting improvements and new market expansion. She previously served as Vice President of Finance for HubSpot, where she helped the business grow into a publicly traded company with $1 billion in annual recurring revenue. Before HubSpot, Pam worked in finance roles at RSA and Dell EMC. Pam holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Boston College.

As the Chief People Officer of SevenRooms, Paul McCarthy is responsible for culture, talent acquisition, development and people management for the company. He has more than 18 years of experience in executive leadership roles related to people operations, community building and communications. Before coming to SevenRooms, Paul served as the Senior Vice President of People Operations for Intersection and Chief People Officer of Handshake.

Danilo Mangano is the Managing Director, International for SevenRooms. In this role, he leads the company’s international growth across key European markets, including sales, partnerships and hiring throughout the region. Prior to joining SevenRooms, Danilo was the Global Director of Premium Products & Benefits at American Express and the Head of Retail Partnerships at Visa. He holds master’s degrees in both Law and Marketing and Business Communications.

As General Manager, APAC for SevenRooms, Paul Hadida is responsible for expanding the company’s business and on-the-ground presence in Australia. As a senior leader with experience in SaaS and high-growth marketplaces, Paul has an impressive track record of scaling businesses across Australia as Vice President of Asia-Pacific (APAC) at Quandoo, and in various sales leadership roles at Catch Group. He also has more than 20 years of hospitality experience, including as an owner-operator.

Marybeth Sheppard is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at SevenRooms, where she leads marketing efforts across the customer lifecycle. Prior to joining SevenRooms, Marybeth was Head of B2B Marketing at Grubhub. In that role, she was responsible for lead generation, product marketing and retention programs across the company’s B2B segments, including restaurants, corporate clients and delivery drivers. Marybeth holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Corporate Communications from Seton Hall University.

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