As restaurateurs ourselves, we know how hard you work. We build the financial technology your restaurant actually needs.
Meet Dante DiCicco
Dante brings his deep experience in both restaurants and corporate strategy to driving Zitti’s mission: making the food supply chain work for everyone. Born into a family of independent restaurateurs in Fresno, California, Dante learned about the foodservice industry from the ground up. He started his career in BlackRock’s Financial Institutions Group, then served as an executive at Snapchat for nearly seven years. There, Dante led the platform in corporate partnerships, monetization, and international expansion. Now a restaurateur himself, Dante is building Zitti to provide himself and other restaurateurs with the tools to not only upgrade day-to-day operations, but thrive. Dante graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Geological and Earth Sciences.
Meet Erek Benz
Erek leads Zitti’s operations, organizational growth, and go-to-market strategy, drawing on his expertise as a serial entrepreneur and his passion for early-stage startups.
Erek joins Zitti from Crexi.com, the commercial real estate industry’s fastest-growing marketplace, data, and technology platform, which he co-founded in 2015. Since then, Crexi has reached over $1 billion in corporate real estate transacted and raised $70 million. Erek is also the co-founder and COO of StyleRow, a platform focused on streamlining the luxury design process.
A Chicago native and college football defensive end, Erek holds a B.A. from Northern Illinois University in Marketing and Professional Sales. Erek started his first company, Position-Tech, as a student in the school’s entrepreneurship program. He remains involved with the program through teaching, mentoring, and supporting scholarships.
Backed by world-class venture capital firms
As well as executives leading in fintech, marketplace, and food & beverage businesses
We are mission-driven, team-oriented, food lovers
At Zitti, we offer an empathy-driven culture for ambitious people who want to be part of something meaningful. We are committed to empowering and rewarding great work.