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Mark Hawkins Joins Toast Board of Directors

Apr 29, 2020

BOSTON, MA, April 30, 2020 -- Toast, a leading restaurant management platform, today announced that Mark Hawkins, president and CFO at Salesforce, has been appointed to the company's board of directors, effective immediately.

Chris Comparato, CEO of Toast, said: “As the current president and CFO of Salesforce, Mark brings an exceptional track record as an operating executive to the Board of Directors here at Toast. I know that our entire leadership team is excited to benefit from his experience as we continue to scale our platform and help the restaurant community recover from the impact of COVID-19.”

"We're all being challenged by the current times, but the team at Toast built an incredible product and culture that will navigate through this crisis and support its customers as they persevere and rebuild," said Mark Hawkins, president and CFO at Salesforce. "I look forward to working with a leadership team and board that's so committed to serving its employees and our community of restaurateurs."

Hawkins is the president and CFO at Salesforce. He is responsible for Salesforce’s global finance organization and has more than 30 years of experience with leading finance organizations at global software and technology companies including Autodesk, Logitech, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard. Hawkins holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado, a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Toast’s current board members are: Steve Papa, founder and CEO of Endeca (sold to Oracle for $1B in 2011) and current founder and CEO of Parallel Wireless; Kent Bennett, partner, Bessemer Venture Partners; Paul Bell, operating partner at Lead Edge Capital; and David Yuan, General Partner, TCV.

To learn more about Toast’s call on the federal government to better support the restaurant community during the COVID-19 health crisis, see here.

About Toast

Launched in 2013, Toast powers successful restaurants of all sizes with a technology platform that combines restaurant POS, front of house, back of house and guest-facing technology with a diverse marketplace of third-party applications. By pairing technology with an unrivaled commitment to customer success, Toast helps restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue and deliver amazing guest experiences. Toast was named to the 2019 Forbes Fintech 50, 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Finals, 2018 Forbes Cloud 100, and recognized as the third fastest-growing technology company in North America on the 2017 Deloitte Fast 500. Learn more at

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