Thomas Cherian

last updated 2/22/2018

Thomas Cherian

Chief Executive Officer at Spotluck Inc

Location:
4550 Montgomery Ave, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Company:
Spotluck Inc
HQ Phone:
(240) 444-6509

General Information

Education

B.S. - Marketing , Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

M.B.A.Hood College

honorary Doctorate of Humane LettersGraduate School Commencement at Hood College

second Masters - Leadership , Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

Affiliations

Founder - Georgetown University

Recent News  

Cherian Thomas - StartupHoyas

Cherian Thomas
Cherian Thomas Cherian Thomas is Chairman and CEO of Spotluck Inc. Cherian took Spotluck from a Georgetown University Masters deliverable to a monetized business currently ranked as the #1 "dining" app on the iTunes App Store! The Spotluck mobile platform brings yield management to the restaurant industry by providing real-time incentives to the best local restaurants ("spots") in the community. Spotluck's gamified UX makes dining fun for users while their proprietary software maximizes restaurant profits through exclusive smart discounts that change based on day, time, weather and other factors that affect restaurant occupancy. It's a win-win platform that satisfies the belly and wallet (for users) and the bottom line (for restaurants). Cherian is the magnet between the brilliant minds and wicked (get sh*t done) fun culture at Spotluck. In his leadership role at Spotluck, Cherian actively maintains stakeholder relations while raising awareness of the company's frontward facing brand and CSR initiatives. He's a sales-driven people-first leader who inspires his team to be the CEO of their own positions. Cherian has a passion for leading small teams willing to take on big-picture challenges. His knack for understanding stakeholders and creating win-win platforms have been key success factors across several companies he has helped to build, scale or advise. His "if it was easy, everyone would do it" motto encourages others to push the boundaries of innovation and attack colossal problems. Cherian actively advises several early-stage companies in areas specific to mobile apps, tech, fundraising, sales, and consumer acquisition strategies. Prior to co-founding Spotluck, Cherian hedged commodities within the U.S manufacturing and recycling sector. Cherian holds a B.S. (Marketing), M.B.A. (Marketing) and E.M.L (Executive Masters in Leadership) from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. In 2013, Cherian co-founded the Georgetown WASTENOT Initiative in Cape Town, South Africa; a GU legacy project that links poverty prone areas to local manufacturers through recycling buy-back centers.

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Cherian Thomas - StartupHoyas

Cherian Thomas
Cherian Thomas Cherian Thomas is the Co-Founder & CEO of Spotluck Inc . Cherian took Spotluck from a Georgetown University Master's capstone to the #1 "dining" app on the iTunes App Store. The mobile app brings dynamic pricing to the restaurant industry through discounts that fluctuate based on day, time, weather and other factors that impact restaurant occupancy; with a spin ! Spotluck has raised nearly $10M in venture capital and partners with over 1,300 restaurants throughout the East Coast. Spotluck has been featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur.com, MSNCB, NBC, FOX, ABC, CBS and several other media outlets within the U.S. Cherian received his M.B.A. from Hood College and completed his second Masters in Leadership from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where he currently serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Recently, Cherian delivered the 2017 Graduate School Commencement at Hood College receiving an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Cherian resides in Bethesda, MD with his wife Catherine, an architect at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Growing Pains - Lessons Learned in Startup Operations - MITEFDC

You will meet successful CEO's of startups including James Quigley, CEO of GoCanvas, Cherian Thomas, Founder and CEO of Spotluck Inc. and Todd Walrath, founder and CEO of CareSave Technologies which is doing business as Homecare.com.
Cherian Thomas is Chairman and CEO of Spotluck, Inc.

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