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Zen Planner Welcomes Joseph Essas to its Board

Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

Zen Planner, an all-in-one software solution for fitness business owners, announces today that current CTO for OpenTable, Joseph Essas, will join the company’s board. Joseph has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry and has also worked with other well-known growth companies holding various product and technology management positions including eHarmony, Yahoo! and His expertise and knowledge in product, technology and business strategy will provide the board with additional key insights around Zen Planner’s aggressive growth plans.

“Joseph brings strong expertise in delivering cloud technology solutions to small and medium-sized customers like those of Zen Planner. Joseph brings experience to our board including cloud software delivery, technology integration, product innovation, large-scale web-based transactional systems, and software architecture,” said Jeff Gardner, CEO of Zen Planner. “We are thrilled to have Joseph join our board as he will be a tremendous asset to our team.”

As Chief Technology Officer at OpenTable, Joseph leads engineering, operations and data science teams, connecting diners and restaurateurs. His team focuses on ensuring that OpenTable’s hardware and software solutions continue to exceed the expectations of diners and restaurants. Operating real-time software for over 32,000 restaurants in six countries, OpenTable seats over 16 million diners per month. Joseph also serves as a board member for Chrome River Technologies and is a venture partner for FirstMark Capital.

About Zen Planner

Zen Planner’s all-in-one software solution gives fitness business owners everything they need to turn their passion into a successful business. With integrated payment processing, scheduling, membership management, workout tracking, email automation and website templates – business owners have what they require to thrive in the fitness community they’ve worked so hard to build. Customer support, available seven days a week, separates Zen Planner from the competition by delivering a user-friendly platform for business operations. Zen Planner is backed by a team of like-minded fitness fanatics, which is why one out of every two customers refers Zen Planner to a friend – making the company’s satisfaction rating 98%. For more information, visit