PETER KELLIS (CO-FOUNDER) - CEO & CHIEF ARCHITECT
Peter is primarily responsible for Product, Architecture and Engineering. When he's not busy coding and designing the system, he interfaces with prospects and leads the TRAY® team.
Peter holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT where he graduated with a perfect GPA. He worked as a Software Engineer, Design Engineer and Architect at Enterprise companies such as EMC, RSA Security and VERITAS before joining the Product team at Google.
He holds over 30 patents in data replication technologies and is in the Guinness Book of World Records with his brother Manolis and sister Maria for highest acceptance rate to MIT from a single family.
Peter decided to create TRAY in order to apply his expertise in moving information around to the problem of large scale on-premise mobile ordering. His goal is to improve Service Quality around the world and make it a fair and personable experience.
Peter likes tennis and—being from Greece—Sambuca on the rocks. If there's one thing he doesn't like, it's waiting in line.
PHILIPPE DAUMAN (CO-FOUNDER) - COO & PRESIDENT OF SALES
Philippe leads Sales and Business Operations at TRAY.
He ensures TRAY customers receive the best possible POS solution in the market, bringing years of experience scaling cutting-edge Commerce technologies in collaboration with large enterprises while at Google and Twitter.
As Director of Commerce at Twitter, Philippe built the Commerce team, launching several products that allowed users to seamlessly transact with brands and influencers without leaving the platform—including Buy Now, Twitter Offers, and Product Pages. Previously, as Business Lead for Google Wallet Instant Buy, Philippe built the team responsible for enabling the nation's leading retailers with the first mobile OS wallet solution.
Philippe received JD and MBA degrees from Columbia University and a B.A. in English from Yale. A native New Yorker, he has also called Paris and San Francisco his home.
HUDSON LOFCHIE - MANAGER, CLIENT SOLUTIONS
Hudson leads the TRAY deployment team, directing client installations, support, and training. His team works with each client, customizing TRAY to fit their needs, and designing their TRAY infrastructure.
An L.A. native, Hudson recently returned home to make TRAY the third startup under his belt. His experience also includes serving as Science & Technology Editor of the UC Davis newspaper, The California Aggie, conducting Bioinformatic research on Type 1 Diabetes, and several years of branding, product development, and design.
Hudson was a competitive swimmer all through high school and much of college and now competes in triathlons.
KRISTIN KOVNER - MARKETING & STRATEGY CONSULTANT
Kristin has led marketing at AOL and was a product marketing manager at Google. She holds a BA in Literature from Yale University.
Kristin is an accomplished singer and voice talent and will recall lyrics to almost any song instantly from hearing a tune.