Fourth is a leader in data-driven workforce and inventory technology for the retail, restaurant, and hospitality sectors.
With over 20 years of expertise in data and analytics, Fourth helps you conquer the day with actionable insights and demand forecasting to optimize operations, maximize margins, and empower employees. Today, Fourth is trusted by over 15,000 customers across 100,000 sites globally with 2.5 million users.
Our values signify the key attributes of the behaviors we exhibit in our daily interactions with our team members, customers, partners, and other key stakeholders. They embody our aspirations and goals for successful growth.
We embrace innovation, agility, and continuous improvement to overcome challenges, achieve our goals, and strive for excellence.
When we work together with a common purpose, we achieve collective success.
Listening with intent to ideas and opinions, we embrace and celebrate differences, empowering people to be their best selves.
Sharing passion and excitement for everything we do.
We listen to understand our customers, providing them with the best options to achieve their goals.
Authenticity allows us to build trusted relationships. Where there is trust, there is meaning in what we do and who we are.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are close to our hearts at Fourth. We believe that our differences make us stronger and a better reflection of the customers we serve.
We are committed to fostering an environment where differences are celebrated and valued, empowering every individual at Fourth.
Caring about people is part of our DNA. Our global teams participate in many local outreach and community impact projects, putting the members of our community at the forefront of our agenda.
Our story began in 1999 with two individual companies on two separate continents with trailblazing entrepreneurs at their helms. Both shared similar goals ─ to streamline restaurant and hotel processes through intelligent technology. Both grew exponentially and became well-recognized brands in the technology sector — Fourth and HotSchedules.
Then in July 2019, these two companies merged to fulfill one shared goal as Fourth. Today, Fourth is a leader in data-driven workforce and inventory technology for the retail, restaurant, and hospitality sectors. With over 20 years of expertise in data and analytics, Fourth Intelligence is trusted by over 15,000 customers across 100,000 sites globally with 2.5 million users.
And as we continue our founders’ legacy, we are proud to advance the Fourth Industrial Revolution ─ the momentous change in our environment where disruptive technologies and trends will revolutionize how we live, work, and relate to one another. With the Fourth Intelligence Platform, we aim to transform how our customers conquer the day in the increasingly dynamic-paced environment in which they operate.
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $8.5 billion of capital under management and more than 17 years of market experience. They focus on providing stakeholders with solutions that meet their business and financial requirements.
Chief Executive Officer
Clinton Anderson joined the company as Chief Executive Officer in 2019. Clinton has a proven track record of innovation and success within the hospitality industry, most recently as President of the Hospitality Solutions business at Sabre, a global public company with over $4 billion in sales. Clinton joined Sabre in 2014, and has served in multiple roles from corporate strategy to managing the Traveler Experience business, to his most recent role leading Sabre Hospitality Solutions providing reservation and operations software to 40,000 hotels in over 160 countries.
Previously, Clinton spent nearly 20 years at Bain & Company where he developed growth, operations and M&A strategy for clients across the United States and Europe.
Chief Operations Officer
Jay Altizer joined Fourth as Chief Operating Officer in 2021. Jay has nearly 30 years of experience leading teams in business services, software implementation, strategy, operations, and product management. Most recently, Jay was the President of GES – a global events services provider with $1.15B in sales and 3500 full time employees across North America, the UK, and Europe. Previously, Jay was SVP and General Manager at Dean Foods, where he served large global hospitality customers such as McDonald’s, Sonic, Darden, Chick-fil-A, and Burger King.
Jay began his career in professional services at Deloitte, where he led systems implementations for large corporate clients such as CKE Restaurants, Inc. He then spent time at Bain and Company leading strategy, M&A, and transformation efforts for global clients across a variety of industries. He also has extensive private equity experience leading diligence, growth, and operational improvement projects as the founder of Falling Branch Advisors.
Jay lives in Dallas with his wife and three children.
Chief Technology Officer
Christian Berthelsen is Chief Technology Officer of HotSchedules and Fourth. Early in his career Christian developed web applications and inventory control solutions at FnBshop.com, a private SaaS company he co-founded and sold to Fourth in 2003. He has over 21 years of software engineering and management experience, and oversees the product roadmap, development and infrastructure of all our software. Christian enjoys scuba diving, Formula One and trips to his native Copenhagen.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer John Whitmarsh brings over two decades of financial management expertise to the executive team, having played a pivotal role in growing multiple private equity-backed SaaS and technology companies.
Prior to joining the team, John served as the CFO of Vyze, which was recently acquired by MasterCard. Previously, he was the CFO for Zenoss Inc., a provider of unified IT monitoring and management solutions for physical, virtual and cloud-based IT infrastructures. He also held CFO roles at Century Payments (Worldpay), Misys Transactions Services (Allscripts), Digital Motorworks (ADP) and MessageOne (Dell), where he was named 2009 Best CFO for private companies by the Austin Business Journal. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.
Chief HR Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
With over 20 years of HR experience, Melissa has led HR teams at various Fortune 200 and 500 companies in diverse businesses from technology to insurance & financial services, to supermarket retail. Prior to joining Fourth, Melissa was the Chief People Officer at LogRhythm. Her mission is to bring out the best in others.
Melissa thrives leading global initiatives in dynamic, fast-paced environments to support business goals and build organizational capability. She is passionate about employee and leadership development including coaching, facilitation, training, and development. A certified Professional in Human Resources, Melissa is a proud Longhorn who holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, an MPA from Texas State University, and professional certifications in Organizational Development, Mediation/Conflict Resolution and professional affiliations with several HR/OD/Coaching organizations.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys doting on her two nephews, Gael and Mauro, and traveling internationally (having left her heart in Italy). She loves working out, music and reading.
Managing Director, EMEA
Sebastien Sepierre is the Managing Director for Fourth, EMEA. He joined Fourth in 2017 as Vice President of Operations and has been a member of the leadership team ever since. With over 20 years of experience working in the HR software as a service (SaaS) industry, Sebastien brings a wealth of experience and local market expertise.
He is a sports enthusiast. He plays both tennis and golf and watches F1, Rugby, and NFL. He lives in the Surrey countryside with his wife and 2 border collies which he takes on walks every day.