OpenTable’s Matt Roberts has no time for novels

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Matt Roberts, CEO of OpenTable Inc.

Age: 43.

Based in: San Francisco.

Family: Married to Katie Roberts, a social worker and now stay-at-home mom to their two sons, ages 2 and 4. His second son was born a few months before OpenTable went public in 2009. “So you can imagine that went over great,” he jokes.

Career: He joined OpenTable in 2005 as chief financial officer. Roberts became CEO in June after Jeff Jordan left for Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capital firm where Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen is a general partner.

Background: Before OpenTable he was chief financial officer of online lender E-Loan.

Education: Accounting degree from Santa Clara University.

Morning routine: “It’s usually changing a couple of diapers and negotiating which video will be presented when the boys eat breakfast.”

What he’s reading: Company reports and “Thomas the Tank Engine” books. “I wish I was in a place to dig into a novel.”

What he’s noticed about diners: “Our most popular cuisine in all the major U.S. metros is Italian. Except in D.C., where the most popular is American food.”