A One-Stop Information Platform
Helping multi-unit operators to save time and money
The future of information management for QSRs is here
Freebird represents a new class of information software designed to meet the unique information requirements of multi-unit quick service and fast casual restaurants. It integrates all the key metrics and unstructured news and information in one place, saving managers time and frustration, while ensuring that all managers have access to the same information and take actions in a timely, effective, and consistent manner. The Freebird platform and earlier versions of its proprietary core analytics technology have been used by a number of organizations – including: GPS Hospitality, Standard Beverage, United Healthcare, Bausch & Lomb, Flextronics, General Motors, Insinkerator, General Electric, Raytheon, and R.L. Polk.
Our leadership team
Robert Poole, Co-founder, CEO
Rob has over 20 years of experience working in various technology sectors including data analytics software, ERP systems and internet technologies. During his career with Cognos Inc (now a Division of IBM) he was responsible for creating partnerships with organizations such as the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, Fortune Magazine and Primark (now part of Thomson Reuters). As vice-president of sales for DataJungle Software, Rob was responsible for making customers such as Raytheon Company, Flextronics, InSinkerator, American Express and United HealthCare successful with data analytics software. Rob is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa and an MEng from Carleton University.
Charlotte Vilarem, Co-founder, CTO
Charlotte has over 10 years experience in hands-on development and leading software development teams. Her experience has been focused on understanding and developing business intelligence solutions that reduce the complexity and provide self-service for the end-user. Prior to Freebird Connect, she was Chief Architect in two other early stage software companies. Charlotte has a M.Sc. from the University of Toronto.
Denes Bartakovich, Co-founder
Denes has over 25 years of experience in the software industry in both consulting and corporate capacities. Prior to Freebird Connect, he co-founded and was CEO and President of DataJungle Software, a business intelligence software company that pioneered the idea of integrating collaboration capabilities and non-quantitative information with visual analytics. Before DataJungle, Denes was with Cognos (now a Division of IBM) for over 10 years where he held various senior management and executive positions. While at Cognos, Denes was recognized with a number of corporate and industry awards for playing a key role in helping the company to become the world leader in the business intelligence software sector. He has an MBA from the University of Toronto.