Peter Kellis - Founder & CEO
Peter is primarily responsible for Product, Architecture and Engineering. When he's not busy coding and designing the system, he interfaces with prospects and leads the team.
Peter holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT where he graduated with a perfect GPA. He worked as a Software Engineer, Design Engineer and Architect at Enterprise companies such as EMC, RSA Security and VERITAS before joining the Product team at Google.
He holds over 30 patents in data replication technologies and is in the Guinness Book of World Records with his brother Manolis and sister Maria for highest acceptance rate to MIT from a single family.
Peter decided to create TRAY in order to apply his expertise in moving information around to the problem of large scale on-premise mobile ordering. His goal is to improve Service around the world and make it a fair and personable experience.
Peter likes tennis and—being from Greece—Sambuca on the rocks. If there's one thing he doesn't like, it's waiting in line.
Mike Huffaker - VP, Sales
Mike is responsible for the company's sales growth and sales strategy, including building a team and driving new customer engagements.
Prior to joining TRAY Mike worked for Revel Systems where he built the East Region from the ground up. To accomplish this, Mike opened the first satellite sales office for Revel, hired a team of over 60 and ultimately was responsible for running that team across three satellite offices. Mike specialized in growing brands and franchisee modes and personally closed some of the largest engagements in Revel's history.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Veera Maddipati - Director, Engineering
Veera leads the engineering team and is responsible for system architecture, scalability, performance and uptime.
Prior to joining TRAY Veera worked at IBM in Silicon Valley as a Software Architect for 17 years. He architected industry leading ETL software and Bluemix cloud applications and led the Big Data Spark Technology Center at IBM and is a holder of several patens in related areas.
Veera holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Andhra University and a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Nagarjuna University. He loves to play Tennis and organize sports events and recently moved back to Hyderabad for family reasons.
Ben Reedy - Director, Client Success
Ben leads the TRAY Client Solutions team, directing client-facing operations including installations, support, training, and providing client-focused insight to the TRAY product roadmap.
His team works side-by-side with the TRAY Engineering and Sales teams, and with each client, customizing TRAY to fit their needs, and designing their TRAY infrastructure.
Christina Calhoun-Director of Marketing
Christina is responsible for the marketing strategies and campaigns for TRAY. Prior to joining TRAY, Christina was the Director of Marketing for a multi-unit restaurant operator. She also owned her own marketing firm where she lead the marketing efforts for several different restaurant brands. And she previously worked in sales in the restaurant technology space, focusing on POS software and hardware.
Christina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Arizona State University.