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SkipTheDishes taps former X exec Paul Burns as CEO

Burns succeeds interim chief Steve Puchala
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Paul Burns. Photography courtesy SkipTheDishes

SkipTheDishes has hired Paul Burns as its new chief executive.

Burns most recently served as managing director at X (formerly known as Twitter).

He succeeds interim CEO Steve Puchala, who stepped into the role earlier this year following former CEO Howard Migdal's appointment to executive vice president, North America and CEO of Grubhub, within the Just Eat network, in April 2023.

Puchala will be retiring at the end of the year. 

"Having witnessed Skip's incredible rise from a Prairies start-up in 2012 to the industry-leading organization it is today, I am honoured to be stepping into the position of CEO and working with a very talented team to create more transformative delivery experiences for Canadians," Burns said in a press release. "This is an ever-evolving and dynamic industry that is only limited by our imaginations. I am excited about what we will create together as we nurture a culture of innovation, compassion and humility, designed to attract and retain world class talent." 

Burns brings two decades of experience to Skip, with a background in technology, ranging from start-ups to established organizations including X, HugeShaw Communications and Canwest, among others. 

"Steve's tenure as Interim CEO has been hallmarked by an emphasis on innovation, exploring and delivering new ways to show up for Skip's loyal customer base," stated Migdal. "He has helped set the stage for the next phase of Skip's growth under the impressive leadership of Paul Burns, who brings to the table an ambition to continue to trailblaze and take Skip to new heights as both a Canadian and global organization."

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