Meet the Team: Anthony Keane, Head of EU Partner Sales

Our team at talech is as diverse as they come. Spanning the globe from Boise, ID to Dublin, Ireland, our employees have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. We are musicians, knitters, and basketball players. We’ve worked as waiters at chain restaurants and in tech support. But despite our differences, we all have one thing in common: our journey has brought each of us to talech.Anthony Keane

Check out our “Meet the Team Series” each month to find out some fun facts about our team and learn more about what they do at talech. This month’s edition features Anthony Keane, Head of EU Partner Sales.

Q. What is your name, title, and location?

A. Anthony Keane, Head of EU Partner Sales – Located in Dublin, Ireland.

Q. How long have you been at talech?

A. Just over 2 years.

Q. What is your favorite movie?

A. The Green Mile.

Q. What is your favorite part about working for talech?

A. The Team – The culture in talech is the very best I have ever been part of.

Q. If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

A. Dublin Coddle Casserole.

Q. Do you have an office nickname? If so, what is it? 

A. None that I know of.

Q. Before working at talech, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

A. In my teens I worked in an bar on the Spanish island of Lanzorote.

Q. What three traits define you?

A. Honest, hardworking and optimistic.

Q. Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. 

A. I’m really afraid of strong winds. 🙂

Q. Where is your hometown?

A. Dublin, Ireland.

Q. What is your favorite sports team?

A. Liverpool FC.

Q. What is the most recent app you’ve downloaded on your phone?

A. MapMyRun.

Q. What does a typical work day look like for you?

A. I’m a partner manager so I rarely have a typical day. Generally I start and end my days by speaking to our Bank Partners. Making sure they have all the tools they need to sell talech. We work so closely with these teams that most are now friends so its really a day of chatting and helping out our friends.

Q. Tell us about the best vacation you have ever gone on.

A. Thailand and Bali. I spent 3 months travelling Thailand with my wife for our honeymoon and we ended the trip in Bali.

Q. What hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? 

A. I follow my team Liverpool FC in my spare time and enjoy watching movies.

talech Testimonial: Me’s burgers and brews

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Mother-daughter duo Kathy Cropp and Emily Tomlinson have always been avid readers. So, in 2015 when they opened Me’s burgers and brews in Danville, Virginia, both women knew they wanted to tie their love of books into their new gourmet burger and craft beer restaurant. They decided to decorate with antique typewriters, name their burgers after authors, and feature each author’s book cover on their famous wall of authors. According to Kathy, “Our burgers, which are named after some of our favorite authors, change with the seasons along with the rest of the menu. As new burgers are named, new authors and a corresponding book cover decorates our wall.”

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Changing their menu quarterly keeps things current and fresh and requires them to have an easy to use POS that can keep up with their needs. As their business began taking off, Me’s burgers and brews quickly realized their current POS system wasn’t adequate for their changing needs. They knew they needed a new system to run their business better and began a search. Kathy and Emily’s local banker introduced them to talech and they were instantly impressed. Kathy recalls, “We felt talech had all of the things that we were looking for. Plus, we had a local representative introduced to talech by their local banker that supported us in the Elavon processing. I was thrilled that talech was Apple iPad based for service and checkout at the tables and offered solid reporting of business metrics. And the staff loves that talech’s POS is easy to use.”

StaircaseNow that they’ve been using the system for the last few “chapters” of their business, they both agree that they would recommend talech to other fellow restaurant owners. “We highly recommend talech. One of things that we are most impressed by is the fact that they are always adding depth to the product and continually want to improve and become an even better product.”

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talech’s iPad POS has successfully helped Kathy and Emily run their business more effectively while they focus on what they do best: making delicious burgers and serving up specialty brews! Because as Virginia Woolf wrote in A Room of One’s Own, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

For more information about how talech’s POS can help your business run better, click here.

To find out more about Me’s burgers and brews, check out their website.