Update as of June 2018 - Perry leads innovation and business development efforts at the National Restaurant Association.
Perry Quinn is Senior Vice President of Business Innovation Development at the National Restaurant Association. He leads the innovation efforts and brings together business opportunities from startups, accelerators, capital providers, and emerging categories while bridging the gap to the restaurant industry. He is passionate about helping the restaurant industry that employees 15 million people (10%) of the U.S. workforce and drives $800+ Billion in revenue (4% of U.S. GDP).
Prior to the National Restaurant Association, Perry was the Chief Revenue Officer of LinkSmart (acquired by VigLink), Inc. a Foundry Group and Costanoa Ventures backed startup based in Boulder, Colorado.
Prior to LinkSmart, Perry was the SVP of Publisher Development at Federated Media Publishing (formerly Lijit Networks, acquired by Federated Media).
Prior to his work with Federated/Lijit, Perry held senior roles at Sun Microsystems, Digital Camera Network, Chrome Industries, and TDA Advertising and Design.
Currently, Perry is an advisor to multiple early stage companies and is a mentor at the Techstars Boulder and "Farmer to Fork" (Minneapolis) accelerator programs.
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