WINNIPEG, Man. — Paul Burns, most recently the managing director at X (formerly Twitter) has been named the new CEO of SkipTheDishes. He’ll be succeeding interim CEO Steve Puchala who stepped into the role earlier this year.
Burns brings more than two decades of experience with a unique background in technology, ranging from start-ups to established organizations including X, Huge, Shaw Communications and Canwest, among others. Across both his most recent roles, Burns’ leadership and strategic vision, coupled with his deep understanding of how to grow and scale operations, allowed him to build out local technology and products that have been adopted and recognized globally by some of the world’s most ambitious tech brands.
With Burns’ transition to CEO, Puchala will be retiring at the end of the year. During his tenure, Puchala played a pivotal role within the organization, focusing largely on expanding Skip’s offerings beyond food- delivery services to extend into everyday convenience where future growth opportunities lie across new verticals, including flowers, pet supplies and alcohol.
“Having witnessed Skip’s incredible rise from a Prairies start-up in 2012 to the industry-leading organization it is today, I’m honoured to be stepping into the position of CEO and working with a very talented team to create more transformative delivery experiences for Canadians,” says Burns “This is an ever evolving and dynamic industry that’s only limited by our imaginations. I’m excited about what we’ll create together as we nurture a culture of innovation, compassion and humility, designed to attract and retain world class talent.”