Originally published on RestaurantNews.com
Curbit, a pioneer in AI-driven restaurant technology solutions, today announced a strategic addition to its leadership team, naming Fran Dougherty as CEO.
Dougherty joined Curbit in April 2023, and officially took over the responsibilities of CEO in September, bringing an extensive background in high-tech and executive management.
Dougherty’s unmatched expertise is rooted in his more than 20-year career at Microsoft, where he held a variety of executive leadership roles. Dougherty was the driving force behind the incubation and scaling of Microsoft Azure into a multi-billion-dollar business, enabling organizations’ digital transformation of global enterprise and application migration at scale, with early adopters such as Walmart, Chevon, Equinor, UBS, Toyota and more.
“Restaurant/hospitality is primed for a similar digital transformation, because the exponential growth in off-premise ordering has created a unique challenge for restaurateurs: ensuring guests pickup food on time and that food production is prioritized based on guest proximity,” said Dougherty. “Curbit is uniquely positioned to address the symptoms of this industry-wide pain point. I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Curbit’s visionary founders Scott Siegel and Kevin Pidduck and our ecosystem of restaurant and technology partners.”