Management

Christa Quarles

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Christa leads the global business strategy and vision for OpenTable. Prior to joining OpenTable, Christa served as the Chief Business Officer for Nextdoor where she oversaw finance, business intelligence, HR, business development and legal. Previously, Christa served as the SVP and General Manager at Disney where she led the Mobile and Social Games divisions within Disney Interactive. Christa joined Disney in 2010 as part of the acquisition of Playdom, a leading social games developer, where she served as Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in her career, Christa spent ten years as an equity research analyst covering the Internet sector at Thomas Weisel Partners (now Stifel Financial).

Christa holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Carnegie Mellon University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Connie Chen

Vice President and General Counsel

As leader of the legal and risk teams, Connie advises and supports executive and operational management on all legal matters.

Connie has extensive experience working with emerging growth companies and their funding sources across various industries, counseling both internal and external clients on corporate, intellectual property, employment, privacy and commercial law issues.  Prior to joining OpenTable in 2011, Connie was with the law firm, Latham & Watkins LLP, where she advised OpenTable on its IPO and acquisitions as well as securities law and corporate governance matters.  Connie holds a BS in Symbolic Systems and a BA in Economics from Stanford University and a JD from Stanford Law School.

Joseph Essas

Chief Technology Officer
Prior to joining OpenTable in 2012, Joseph Essas served as the Chief Technology Officer for eHarmony where he was responsible for overseeing and guiding the technical development, operation and growth of the company. Previously, Mr. Essas served as Vice President of Engineering of Yahoo! where he managed engineering teams for the search marketing division. Mr. Essas attended Jerusalem College of Technology.

Prasad Gune

Senior Vice President, Restaurant Product Management

Prasad leads OpenTable’s global restaurant product innovation strategy and the development of hospitality solutions that help restaurants run and grow their business.

Prior to joining OpenTable, Mr. Gune served as product lead for LinkedIn Recruiter, building it from its infancy into LinkedIn’s flagship monetization product within the Talent Solutions business. Prior to LinkedIn, Mr. Gune held senior product management roles at Oracle and Siebel Systems as well as various consulting roles at Bain & Company. He holds a B.E. degree from the College of Engineering, University of Pune as well as a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Scott Jampol

Senior Vice President, Marketing

As SVP of Marketing, Scott is dedicated to helping local and traveling diners discover and book the perfect restaurant table and helping restaurants around the globe grow their businesses.

Prior to OpenTable, Scott co-founded and served as Vice President of Marketing for Hark.com, a start-up company that distributes multimedia clips online and via mobile devices. Prior to Right Sized Media, Scott spent five years at Yahoo!, where he held several key roles including marketing director for Yahoo! Travel. In this role, he helped drive website visitors to book air, car, hotel and travel packages. Among his accomplishments, Scott helped grow Yahoo!’s user-generated review submissions and nurture a robust online travel community.

Scott earned his BA at Bucknell University and his MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Andrea Johnston

Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Restaurant Services

As the SVP of Global Sales and Services, Andrea leads restaurant customer acquisition, growth and retention for OpenTable around the globe. Since joining OpenTable in 2010, Andrea has been dedicated to leading high growth sales teams who specialize in helping restaurateurs leverage the power of the OpenTable network and hospitality solutions to help them run and grow their business.

Prior to OpenTable, Andrea founded and worked in various technology and global healthcare companies. Earlier in her career, her expertise in sales, account management, and business development was honed during her tenure at various venture and technology companies and while serving as a lobbyist.  Andrea holds a BA degree from Vassar College, an MPH from Columbia University, and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Jeff McCombs

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Jeff is charged with leading and scaling OpenTable’s financial operations strategy globally.  Prior to OpenTable, Jeff served as Chief Financial Officer of Flipboard, a leading mobile news aggregator, where he oversaw finance, accounting, data analytics and business development and was heavily involved in business strategy and revenue generation. Before joining Flipboard, Jeff ran global business operations at Facebook for four years, where his responsibilities included financial planning and analysis, data analytics, sales operations and strategy for Facebook's advertising business.  Prior to Facebook he was Chief Financial Officer at Tumri, an online marketing technology company, where he led finance, accounting, HR, legal, facilities, business development and corporate development.  Jeff also was Senior Vice President of Business Operations at Yahoo!  Earlier in his career he spent 10 years in investment banking, private equity and corporate development.  Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Catherine Porter

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Catherine Porter joined OpenTable in 2013. She has experience in international expansion, business development, and marketing, most recently at LinkedIn, where she was responsible for launching and leading LinkedIn Japan. Catherine enjoys expanding a company’s presence worldwide according to its mission, vision, and strategic objectives for connecting its users to its core products and services.

Prior to LinkedIn, Catherine was a member of the investment team at Garnett & Helfrich Capital, a technology venture-buyout firm. Her prior work experience also includes international expansion and operations roles at leading consumer and enterprise companies, including Google and Oracle. In addition to her global experience, she has eight years work experience in Japan.

Catherine graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. degree in Asian Studies, including a Japanese language concentration.