Selected 2019

Josh Stern

  • Current company Wisely
  • Country Detroit
  • Industry Enterprise Software & Services

Josh is a co-founder of Wisely, a next-gen ops and marketing platform for restaurants.  He spends most of his time as a technical and product lead, focusing on restaurant operations. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Michigan.  Originally self-taught, Josh worked as a freelance developer during college, ultimately connecting with Mike and Tyler in 2012.  After a short stint at Apple, he realized building a company of his own was far more rewarding.  Today, he resides in Denver, CO with his dog Ardi.

About Wisely

Wisely is a platform for restaurant owners that helps create a better dining experience. The company currently offers restaurants three white-label solutions: Waitlist, Reservations, & Table Management, Marketing Automation, and Guest Sentiment. Whether it’s providing insights on ways to optimize seat arrangement and table space or crafting digital profiles on repeat diners and their food and drinks preferences, Wisely helps restaurants increase visit frequency, diner spend, and wait-list time accuracy. Wisely works with innovative restaurants including bartaco, P.F. Chang’s, Sonny’s BBQ, Chuy’s, Lazy Dog, and First Watch.

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