Bryan Solar

GM of Restaurants, Block (Square)

Bryan grew up surrounded by those in the restaurant industry, with multiple grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all owning restaurants. Like 1 in 3 Americans, Bryan’s first job was in F&B. After college and an early career in strategy consulting, Bryan co-founded a non-profit to help turnaround struggling small businesses, primarily restaurants.

After that, he attended Stanford Business School where he co-founded a company that built real-time marketing technology to help restaurants drive customer traffic during low traffic times. After the company was acquired by Google, Bryan spent the following five years taking on various SMB related projects, including launching Reserve with Google, leading SMB New Products and Markets, and most recently leading Google’s Restaurants Tools team.

He joined Square because he deeply believes in Square’s mission and the way that it can help restaurants like those run by his aunts, uncles, and cousins.

When not working, Bryan loves spending time with his wife and three kids in Austin, Texas, and endeavoring to find the ultimate breakfast taco.

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