From Boardrooms to Bistros | Alison Galix from Dinova

Every year, corporations spend $100 billion on dining. Dinova is a technology company building the digital resources for small and large restaurants to harness that massive market potential.

In this episode of UpTech Report, I speak with Alison Galik, the president of Dinova, who discusses the technology and marketing challenges in facilitating these mutually beneficial relationships and some of the unique opportunities involved in developing B2B technology. 

Creating a restaurant network

Restaurants have a new way to make business with large corporations, by creating a network where they receive customers, through Dinova.

“The reason that restaurants like to participate in our program is because we’re sending the majority of their Monday through Friday traffic to them, and it tends to be a higher average check because it’s business dining”, explains Allison.

Alison Galik, President & CEO of Dinova, is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the company as well as executing its strategic plan and future growth. Galik brings more than 20 years of global leadership and progressive operational management experience in technology and corporate travel management. 

Galik was most recently President at Vibe HCM Inc., where she was responsible for the success of the human capital management software firm. She was a member of the executive team that was responsible for identifying and evaluating acquisition targets, as well as creating company integration plans.

Prior to Vibe, Galik was Executive Vice President at Nashville-based InnLink. There she presided over a $10 million central reservation services business serving 3,500+ independent hotel customers. Her success with the company led to its acquisition by Sabre Hospitality Solutions.

Before InnLink, Galik was the Senior Vice President of Client Success at Lanyon, Inc. where she was responsible for the account health of all 10,000+ customers and 150 support and service delivery professionals globally. In 2012, she successfully saw the company through its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners and following merger with ACTIVE Network.

Galik’s career runs deep in the corporate travel management space, having also held executive positions at Rosenbluth International, American Express, and StarCite.

Galik earned her bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing from Rutgers University and her MBA from Temple University. She resides in Malvern, Penn. with her husband and daughter and works at Dinova’s headquarters office in Johns Creek, Ga.



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