About

At Zipscene, we are making restaurant marketing smarter every day. We constantly innovate and develop new ways to aggregate, analyze and activate restaurant data.

Zipscene is the premier restaurant marketing platform that makes restaurant marketing more intelligent by finding patterns in guest behavior. For the past nine years, Zipscene has been connecting restaurants to their guests by leveraging technology to understand the factors that influence dining patterns across all channels.

Our mission is to help restaurants increase traffic by enhancing their relationships with their most valuable customers and building engaging relationships with new customers. Zipscene’s technology works with all existing sales and marketing platforms to allow restaurants to refine their marketing programs and increase revenue. Zipscene is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 


Our Team

Our team is comprised of innovative technologists, experienced marketers, creative leaders and data strategists with a mission to decode what motivates people to buy food by finding patterns in data. But there’s more to this incredible team than our dashing good looks.

Sameer Mungur

Sameer Mungur
Founder, CEO

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Sameer Mungur

Founder, CEO

Sameer is the founder of and chief executive officer at Zipscene where he manages the development and growth of the leading digital marketing platform for restaurants. With over 16 years of technology, marketing and food and beverage experience, Mungur is responsible for leading the company’s product development, operations and growth strategies.

Mungur founded Zipscene in 2006 originally as an online portal for trusted, relevant and comprehensive local entertainment information before focusing on building a new data management platform to help restaurant marketers use data to deeply understand guest dining habits and execute smarter marketing. Prior to founding Zipscene, Mungur was a senior product manager at Procter & Gamble where developed and led go-to-market strategies for a number of food and beverage products, including the successful introduction of Folgers plastic packaging.

In 2012, Mungur was recognized in the Ernst & Young E.D.G.E. awards as a leading entrepreneur that is delivering, growing and executing on new and innovative products and services in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mungur, who holds a patent for a packaging system to provide fresh packed coffee, received a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and is fluent in English, French, Creole, Hindi and Gujarati.

Mark Schneider

Mark Schneider
CTO

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Mark Schneider

CTO

Mark brings more than 20 years of information technology and digital marketing experience as Zipscene’s chief technology officer. Mark oversees Zipscene’s Product, Development, and Labs teams as well as manages relationships with our key data partners.

Schneider joined Zipscene from Red Bull where he previously served as the Americas head of information technology where he was integral in driving the growth of Red Bull’s IT organization as it expanded further into events, media and “SoLoMo” software projects to help store managers better attract consumers to Red Bull products and bolster sales. Previously, Schneider led IT and technology efforts at a number of foodservice, beverage and mobile technology companies and successful startups, including Carlton Fields, Lynkus Communications and Vitality Foodservice.

In addition to holding a patent on a system for managing customer orders, Schneider received a bachelor of business administration degree in management information systems and economics from the University of Cincinnati College of Business and has been an active alumni, supporting their Computer Science department through co-hosting their annual hackathon, RevolutionUC.

Jeff Bickel

Jeff Bickel
Chief Product Officer

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Jeff Bickel

Chief Product Officer

Jeff is Chief Product Officer, and leverages his 20 years in analytics and consulting to create value from Zipscene’s unique data and technology assets. His diverse background spans education, econometric modeling, big data structure and analytics, media optimization & client consulting. He has a passion for uncovering the drivers of consumer behavior and using them to improve business results.

Before working with Zipscene, Jeff lead Global Media Analytics for Hewlett Packard. His other roles have included leading Data acquisition, Delivery & Consulting for Nielsen Catalina Solutions, and heading Nielsen’s Advanced Analytics team for P&G North America.

Jeff holds a B.S. in Marketing & Management, and an MBA from Miami University.

Mike Grosser

Mike Grosser
Chief of Staff

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Mike Grosser

Chief of Staff

Over his 40-year career, Mike has worked virtually every job in the hospitality industry from top to bottom: from pouring drinks and playing music to heading marketing divisions at Jillian’s and Winegardner & Hammonds. Through his many contacts across liquor companies, restaurant groups and hospitality associations, Mike has become immeasurably important to Zipscene. His industry expertise, love for technology, and focus on organizational development have proven to be a winning combination in his role as chief of staff for Zipscene.

Chris Vogt

Chris Vogt
CFO

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Chris Vogt

CFO

Chris is Zipscene’s Chief Financial Officer and brings over 25 years of finance, accounting and strategic leadership experience with both Fortune 100 organizations, as well as a number of venture-backed start-ups in the mobile telecommunications, diversified energy and communications industries.  Chris oversees the corporate finance, accounting, human resources and operations functions at Zipscene.

Prior to joining Zipscene Chris served as the CFO and interim CEO of fiber optic network provider, Fibolt, LLC. He was also a member of the leadership team that founded and launched Kroger i-wireless, LLC, a loyalty integrated, mobile phone brand of the Kroger Co., serving as its Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. Before i-wireless, Chris ran the Corporate Finance and Financial Risk Management functions at Cinergy Corp/Duke Energy.  His professional experience also features M&A investment banking and strategic management consulting roles.

Chris holds a B.A. from Davidson College and an M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati.

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Zipscene is filled with incredibly smart, talented and very interesting people.

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