Rishi Taparia

Legion Technologies Appoints Rishi Taparia SVP of Strategy and Business Operations

Former Poynt Executive and Venture Investor to Oversee Strategy and Day-to-Day Operations

REDWOOD CITY, CA Jan 7, 2020 Legion Technologies today announced that Rishi Taparia has joined the company as its SVP of Strategy and Business Operations. In this newly created role, Taparia will oversee new market development, strategic partnerships, and day-to-day business operations for the company’s AI-powered workforce management solutions.

Since starting in 2016, Legion Technologies has continued to rapidly expand as more and more enterprises rely on the company’s proprietary technology for workforce management including highly accurate demand forecasts and increased employee engagement through Legion’s mobile app.

“Legion is thrilled to welcome Rishi and his experience in helping companies scale as both an operator and investor,” said Sanish Mondkar, Legion Founder and CEO. “Leaders like him will help Legion continue on our upward trajectory while ensuring operational excellence across the organization.” 

“Hourly workers make up 60% of today’s workforce, and they deserve access to technology that gives them more control and flexibility in their work,” said Taparia. ”As the nature of work changes, I’m excited to join Sanish and the Legion team on their mission to improve the lives of employees while also helping businesses streamline their operations.”

Taparia brings 15 years of experience in strategy, operations and finance to the company. He was most recently the Vice President of Business Operations at Poynt, a payments hardware and software company building a commerce platform serving over 100,000 businesses worldwide. He joined Poynt as the company’s first non-technical hire and seventh employee, responsible for scaling the company’s business and operations globally. Prior to Poynt, he was a venture investor at Matrix Partners and Scale Venture Partners. He started his career as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch.

About Legion Technologies

Legion is reinventing how companies manage and empower their hourly workforce. By accurately forecasting demand and staffing with the right employees, Legion’s AI-powered Workforce Management Platform enables companies to orchestrate superb customer experiences. Large scale retailers, restaurants and fitness clubs with hourly workforces use Legion to reduce costs, compliance risks and labor inefficiencies, and boost employee engagement. Legion is headquartered in Redwood City, California. To learn more, visit https://www.legion.co

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