About Us

Our history, our leadership, and what makes us… us!

By People in Restaurants and Hospitality
For People in Restaurants and Hospitality

Back in 1999, two tiny start-ups on two separate continents had a startlingly similar mission: to build a comprehensive technology platform to remove some of the time-consuming, manual, spreadsheet-based processes that bogged down those in restaurants and hospitality. Over the years, each company worked hard, grew, and made a name for itself. Then, in July 2019, those two companies, neither of which was quite so tiny any more, merged to fulfill their mission together as HotSchedules, now powered by Fourth.

Today, our inventory and workforce management solutions, coupled with the industry’s most complete data and analytics suite, give operators the actionable insights they need to control costs, scale profitability, improve employee engagement, and maintain compliance. 

As we move into this next era, we are proud to be doing our part to advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the restaurant and hospitality industries. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has been defined as an environment in which disruptive technologies and trends change the way we live and work. With our single, unified platform of best-in-class technology solutions and services, we are delivering disruptive solutions that improve the lives of everyone working for and in restaurants and hospitality. It is technology by people in restaurants and hospitality, for people in restaurants and hospitality, and we are proud to serve more than 7,000 customers across 120,000 locations globally. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

Today, it is with particular emphasis that we state our commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement, speaking out against injustice and systemic racism, and support of the Black community in all geographies. We embrace equality and inclusion and know that companies whose workforces are diverse in age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and physical ability are more innovative, agile and successful. 

As a company, we will always have work to do to live up to that ideal. We are committed to facilitating change in our workplace and communities through listening, education, speaking out against injustice, encouraging volunteer efforts, and to being guided and held accountable by our Diversity Committee.

Our Calling

When it comes to serving the restaurant and hospitality industries, it’s not just a job. It’s a calling. That’s partially because so many of us come from a background in restaurants or hospitality, so we can truly relate to the everyday challenges and frustrations, victories and achievements.  We couldn’t be more proud to spend our days delivering great products, solutions and services that make working in restaurants and hospitality more rewarding.

Our Culture

For some, culture is a word on a wall or the ping-pong table in the break room. For us, it means that working here feels like a second home – a place where we’re comfortable, authentically ourselves, and where co-workers feel like family. Our people collaborate and take care of each other, and leadership doesn’t just talk the talk, but walks the walk. Curious what it’s all about? Check out our careers section and see if there’s a place here for you too!

Why Fourth?

Our Fearless Leaders

Clinton Anderson

Clinton Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

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Clinton Anderson joined the company as Chief Executive Officer in 2019. Clinton has a proven track record of innovation and success within the hospitality industry, most recently as President of the Hospitality Solutions business at Sabre, a global public company with over $4 billion in sales. Clinton joined Sabre in 2014, and has served in multiple roles from corporate strategy to managing the Traveler Experience business, to his most recent role leading Sabre Hospitality Solutions providing reservation and operations software to 40,000 hotels in over 160 countries.

Previously, Clinton spent nearly 20 years at Bain & Company where he developed growth, operations and M&A strategy for clients across the United States and Europe.

John Whitmarsh

John Whitmarsh

Chief Financial Officer

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Chief Financial Officer John Whitmarsh brings over two decades of financial management expertise to the executive team, having played a pivotal role in growing multiple private equity-backed SaaS and technology companies.

Prior to joining the team, John served as the CFO of Vyze, which was recently acquired by MasterCard. Previously, he was the CFO for Zenoss Inc., a provider of unified IT monitoring and management solutions for physical, virtual and cloud-based IT infrastructures. He also held CFO roles at Century Payments (Worldpay), Misys Transactions Services (Allscripts), Digital Motorworks (ADP) and MessageOne (Dell), where he was named 2009 Best CFO for private companies by the Austin Business Journal. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.

Christian Berthelsen

Christian Berthelsen

Chief Technology Officer

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Christian Berthelsen is Chief Technology Officer of HotSchedules and Fourth. Early in his career Christian developed web applications and inventory control solutions at FnBshop.com, a private SaaS company he co-founded and sold to Fourth in 2003. He has over 21 years of software engineering and management experience, and oversees the product roadmap, development and infrastructure of all our software. Christian enjoys scuba diving, Formula One and trips to his native Copenhagen.

Paige Newcombe

Paige Newcombe

Chief Operations Officer

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Chief Operating Officer Paige Newcombe brings over 25 years of business leadership expertise to the executive team, having played a critical role in transforming global businesses. Her diverse set of expertise spans professional services, customer support, customer success, sales, business development and M&A. A passionate customer advocate, she embodies the company’s values of working through the lens of the customer and ensuring that customers have an exceptional experience across all organizational interactions, while the business transforms with focused efficiency.

Prior to joining the team, Paige served as EVP, Global Sales and Chief Customer Officer at Saba Software, leading the customer acquisition, retention, adoption and expansion strategy, including oversight of the international go to market initiatives. Prior to Saba, she held a variety of Executive and Senior Leadership positions at IBM in Cloud Business Development, SaaS Client Success, as well as M&A Integration. Prior to IBM, she led SaaS Client Success at Coremetrics as well as various leadership positions which placed her working throughout the world on consulting engagements focused on transforming businesses via new market expansion and enhanced customer retention.

Paige received her BA from Texas Christian University as a scholarship athlete and later followed up her education with an MBA, with Honors, from St. Edward’s University with a dual concentration in Global Business and Business Strategy. She lives on a small ranch outside Austin, Texas where she spends time with family and friends enjoying the outdoors, animals, and entertaining.

HotSchedules is Backed By Marlin Equity Partners

With offices in Los Angeles and London, Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management that is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs.

Marlin invests in businesses where their capital base, industry relationships and extensive network of operational resources significantly strengthen a company’s outlook and enhance value. They have a long and successful track record of creating value by adhering to a core set of principles that has proven to be the cornerstone of their success.

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