OpenTable Hires eHarmony’s Joseph Essas as CTO

OpenTable, which helps restaurants take reservations online, has appointed Joseph Essas to the position of CTO, effective July 18. Previously, Essas was CTO at eHarmony; before that, he served as VP of Engineering of Yahoo’s search-marketing division. In March, OpenTable announced it was on a hunt for a new executive, after it said Charles McCullough, who was the SVP of Engineering, was leaving the company.


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