Innovation Forum Speaker

Sastry Penumarthy

Founder & VP Strategy
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Sastry Penumarthy is the Co-Founder and VP of Strategy at Punchh, the world leader in delivering dynamic, one-to-one customer engagement through artificial intelligence, mobile-first expertise, and omnichannel communications for restaurants and retailers. Along with his co-founders, Sastry built Punchh from its alpha product to becoming the market leader in the restaurant industry with nearly 200 global enterprise brands.

Prior to Punchh, Sastry led Product Marketing teams, launched products, and ultimately grew revenue at various CRM and marketing platform companies like HotSchedules, InsideView Inc., BEA Systems, and Siebel Systems. In addition, he co-founded Nuevora, a big data analytics services company where he designed and developed analytics capabilities for Fortune 500 companies.

He holds a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago.