San Carlos, Calif. — Presto Automation Inc., one of the largest drive-thru automation technology providers in the hospitality industry, has promoted Dan Mosher to president and Xavier Casanova to chief operating officer, effective immediately.
“Dan and Xavier have been key leaders at Presto and were instrumental in successfully developing and implementing Presto Voice, the industry’s most advanced drive-thru AI voice ordering platform,” says Presto’s chairman and interim CEO, Krishna Gupta. “I am delighted to partner with these two and the rest of our exceptional management team as we continue to execute on our product roadmap for our customers.”
Mosher has served as the company’s chief revenue officer since he joined Presto in March 2021. He has overseen the industry’s largest drive-thru rollout of voice AI technology at Del Taco and Checkers. He will continue to focus on the customer-facing and commercial sides of Presto’s business and work with Gupta to implement the company’s critical strategic and financial initiatives. Mosher was senior vice president and merchant lead at Postmates prior to joining Presto.
Casanova will head operations for Presto and continue to drive innovation and streamline operations across engineering, product management and other support functions. Casanova has played a vital role in the successful rollout of Presto VoiceTM and is leading the collaboration with OpenAI to drive greater innovation across Presto’s products. A Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, Casanova founded several successful startups including Fireclick (acquired by Digital River) and Liveclicker (acquired by Campaign Monitor).
Presto Voice uses advanced AI techniques, including large language models (LLM) and generative AI, to understand natural human language and offer logical responses to customer queries. A leading AI voice automation solution for restaurant drive-thrus, Presto Voice offers an average 6% increase in sales due to consistent upselling and up to 9 hours of labor saved per day per store. The company also offers another AI solution, Presto Vision™, which provides unique pieces of real-time data for drive-thru operations optimization.
Founded by Rajat Suri while he was a student at MIT in 2008, Presto is headquartered in Silicon Valley in San Carlos, Calif., and counts among its customers some of the top 20 restaurant chains in the United States.