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Our Story 

From the very beginning, our goal to help employers reimagine the way they engage their deskless workforce through education, especially those on the frontline, has been deeply rooted in hospitality. Our mission is to enable growth and sustainability for businesses by helping them reimagine the way in which they transfer knowledge.


Meet the Team

The faces behind Pineapple Academy

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Tucker Graves

CEO and Co-Founder
Tucker grew up in the foodservice industry, first working at his family’s food distribution business serving 4 states in the Midwest. From there he went on to start several restaurants and cafes in Kansas City where he learned foodservice operations. Always the entrepreneur, he later went on to create a company to help serve the independent Senior Living Communities with a new model of a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). Tucker found his passion in helping caregivers manage their communities through cost management services and providing foodservice operations with the tools to improve patient and resident satisfaction. 
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Greg Gorgone

President and Co-Founder
Greg has been working on hospitality, healthcare and restaurant development projects for over 15 years. Prior to that, he worked for over 14 years in hotel and resort management positions from Restaurant Manager to Banquet Manager to Hotel General Manager.  He is an experienced coach and consultant whose goal is to improve foodservice in Healthcare through a holistic approach by enhancing employee engagement, process improvement, kitchen and dining room design and proper investment. Greg is a former Executive Chef and Chef Instructor at Johnson and Wales University.
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Bruce Fingles

Chief Operating Officer
Bruce Fingles brings the experience of a seasoned Silicon Valley executive to Pineapple Academy. He has over 25 years of experience leading Information Technology, Customer Services and Operations for both public and private tech companies, including seven successful exits. He thrives on building value through state-of-the-art technology, innovation, and entrepreneurial strategy. Bruce is passionate about the customer journey and bringing creative solutions to old problems.  He also loves cooking, a great game of golf, and a smooth single malt scotch whiskey. Bruce is the author of the novel Dillon's Dilemma.
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Scott Pucket

Chief Information Officer
Scott brings 20 years of experience in software engineering and architecture, as well as 8 years of project management and digital marketing. He oversees all of the Pineapple Academy’s technology initiatives, as well as supports our clients in developing business processes and automation. With Scott’s help, our goal at Pineapple Academy is to provide a “best-in-class” client experience when it comes to satisfying the needs of the individual. A flexible, easy-to-use solution is always our strategy when it comes to our clients’ technology needs.
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Mark Modlin

Vice President of Sales
Mark Modlin is an entrepreneur, a former CEO and Founder in the realms of foodservice, healthcare, and senior living, who has a noteworthy track record of steering companies to angel and seed round investments. With 8 years of sales experience across a variety of industries, Mark excels in sales, sales strategy, and partnerships, with an expertise in leveraging data to optimize growth strategies and minimize risks. Mark's passion for collaboration and fostering mutual success between organizations extends to both his professional life and free time. 

Mark Catanzaro

Director of Customer & Partner Success
With over 23 years of expertise in Hospitality, Healthcare, Education, Manufacturing, and Aviation, Mark brings transformational leadership to technology firms. Over the past few years, Mark drove strategic customer success growth models within 4 tech start-ups. Leveraging his dedication to People, Process, and Technology, he guides clients through industry best practices while advocating with stakeholders, ensuring the execution of high-priority deliverables.

Our Advisors

The strategic team behind Pineapple Academy


Gaurav Bhatia 


Jim Haworth 


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Stanley Kowalski


Jaikaran Sawhny


Our Instructors

The experts behind Pineapple Academy training

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