About techvendor.io

The techvendor.io newsletters are focused primarily on technology vendor news and content by industry.

Our first industry newsletter is restaurant.techvendor.io and is focused on helping restaurant technology executives and operators (quick-service, fast-casual, and full-service chains) stay informed about the technology vendors supporting their industry.

About the Editor

Allen Eskelin

Consultant/CEO - Peak Portfolio

Research Leader - Grid Decision

Managing Editor - techvendor.io

Allen Eskelin advises technology executives in making their most critical technology investment decisions. His consulting firm, Peak Portfolio, has worked with brands like Dunkin’, Papa Murphy's, Baskin-Robbins, Jamba, Culvers, Boston Pizza, Dutch Bros Coffee, and Nautilus (negotiating savings of $112M, a 40% ave).

In addition to techvendor,io, Peak Portfolio operates a research brand called Grid Decision, publishing technology leaderboards for restaurant, retail, and hotel chains.

Prior to founding Peak Portfolio in 2005, Allen spent 6 years at Gateway and 7 years at Starbucks, directing the Starbucks Card program from idea to global platform ($18B loaded on cards in the first 13 years). This included leading the effort to build the global hub-and-spoke payment settlement platform that changed the gift card industry and enabled Starbucks Card’s rapid expansion to all domestic and international partners.

In 2001, Allen advanced the topic of technology selection by publishing the first book on the topic, Technology Acquisition. This book is used today in Masters of Tech Mgmt degree programs.