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A Technology Team With Deep Restaurant and Retail Expertise

Fishbowl’s leadership team brings in-depth technology development and services delivery experience to the company, with expertise in CRM, analytics, mobile, SaaS, cloud computing, web applications, marketing, and professional services.  Our executives have broad industry experience, including the restaurant industry, retail, and professional services.

Our Team

Dev Ganesan, Chief Executive Officer

A highly experienced technology executive, Dev was appointed CEO of Fishbowl in October 2014.  He has a successful track record of building and scaling companies in the digital, mobile, customer relationship management (CRM), and analytics industries. Most recently, Dev served as CEO of Aptara, where he led its evolution from a technology vendor to a digital and mobile solutions partner, guiding the publishing industry’s transition from print to the digital age. Under his leadership, Aptara tripled its value in a three-year period and was acquired in late 2012. Prior to Aptara, Dev was the CEO of Intelliworks and TRADOS, both venture-backed software companies.  Dev was also the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Advanced Communications Systems (NASDAQ: ACSC, a professional services firm) where he led seven acquisitions and the company’s IPO. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Brand Muscle, a local store marketing company, and DC Central Kitchen, a non-profit combating hunger.  Dev received the SmartCEO Future 50 award in 2014 and 2013, and was recognized as a Washington Tech Titan in 2013.

Scott Weeren, Chief Operating Officer

Scott is a highly experienced B2B software executive who has held leadership roles in sales, services, and operations.   Before coming to Fishbowl in late 2014, he served as COO at Aptara, where he was responsible for delivering $100M in revenue.  He also worked at SAP, Intelliworks, and Siebel Systems, where he drove growth in both the software and services lines of business.  Scott has a proven track record in delivering value to clients and scaling companies.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from George Mason University.

Bhanu Mohanty, Chief Technology Officer

Bhanu is a highly experienced technology executive with deep domain experience in analytics, enterprise software, cloud computing, application security, mobile, predicative modeling and Big Data. He holds several patents related to rule engine, application security and reporting.  Bhanu most recently served as the Vice President Engineering GRC at SAP Labs, where he led and delivered GRC Access management and Analytics Solutions. Prior to that he worked at a start-up Virsa Systems as chief architect (CTO), which was later acquired by SAP.

Bhanu holds a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India.

Aaron Levine, Chief Financial Officer

Aaron is an experienced financial executive with a track record of success in delivering results and scaling rapidly growing software and SaaS companies.  Before coming to Fishbowl in early 2015, he served in senior financial roles at Vocus, Blackboard and Visual Networks, all of which he helped lead to successful exits.

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware and an MBA in Finance from Johns Hopkins University.  He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mike Lukianoff, Chief Analytics Officer

The co-founder of predictive analytics firm Czar Metrics, Mike joined Fishbowl when his company was acquired in July 2015.  He is an expert in building predictive models that support critical business decisions in the restaurant and retail industries, and he has revolutionized the way data is harnessed to understand consumer behavior.  Mike has used his expertise in analytics to provide quantitative strategic and tactical advice to a broad array of clients in those industries.  Previously, Mike served as President, North American Division, Revenue Management Solutions (RMS).  He is a registered co-inventor of two patents.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Ithaca College and a Master of Management in Hospitality degree from Cornell University.

Prem Kiran, Chief Strategy Officer

The founder of intelligent marketing automation company, CLYP Technologies, Prem joined Fishbowl in November 2015 when his company was acquired. He leads the company’s product strategy for all Fishbowl products.  Prem is a die-hard entrepreneur at heart, with a strong passion for building innovative  products and solutions that address market needs and generate long term value.  Prior to founding his company in 2013, Prem was an executive at SAP where he was one of the youngest senior leaders and designated Top Talent, placing him in the top 2% of the company’s executives.  He is an expert in product vision, strategy, and development;  business development, and growth strategy.

Scott Shaw, Founder

After founding Fishbowl in 2000, Scott served as CEO for fourteen years, stepping down to focus on innovation, business development, and growth. Under his leadership, Fishbowl evolved into the marketing platform for the restaurant industry, supporting over 50,000 chain and independent restaurants with software and services for guest acquisition, messaging, promotions management, and Loyalty Analytics.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University with a major in Latin American Studies.