Toast Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Boston — Toast, the cloud-based, end-to-end technology platform purpose-built for the entire restaurant community, has appointed Elena Gomez as chief financial officer, effective immediately. As CFO, Gomez will lead Toast’s finance organization and will be responsible for accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, and business operations.

“I am thrilled to welcome Elena to our executive team,” says Chris Comparato, CEO of Toast. “She is a proven business leader and financial executive with more than two decades of experience leading the financial operations of businesses sitting at the intersection of technology, commerce and customer experience. We look forward to benefiting from her expertise as we further evolve our platform and continue our commitment to innovation and digital transformation for the restaurant industry.”

Gomez brings more than 25 years of experience in leading companies at scale that are also category winners, including Salesforce and Zendesk. Since May 2016, she served as the CFO at Zendesk.

“Since its founding less than 10 years ago, Toast established itself as a leading restaurant management platform,” says Gomez. “I have long admired Toast’s differentiated business model and proud history advocating for restaurants and their customers and communities. I am excited to join the team in continuing to enhance Toast’s reach and impact within the restaurant ecosystem and helping to power the future success of restaurants of all sizes.”

Launched in 2013, Toast is democratizing technology for restaurants of all sizes. Built exclusively for restaurants and driven by a passion to enable their success, Toast connects employees, operations and guests on an easy-to-use platform. For more information, visit




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