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About–V22019-11-07T13:25:08-08:00

The History Behind our Company

Based in San Diego, Generation NEXT is positioning itself as a leader in Vending Robotics + Automation + unattended retail technologies.

We deliver on-the-go solutions for consumers demanding on-the-go products, providing a point-of-sale experience like no other and providing locations with a solid and consistent revenue opportunity.

We are disrupting the food and photo industries with our fully-automated, unattended vending solutions. In a world that is continuing to embrace an “on-the-go”, instant-gratification and mobile marketplace, our goal is to meet the needs of that market and deliver consumer-friendly options that make lives easier.

Generation NEXT is committed to the development and delivery of innovative, first to market vending technologies that will enhance customer experiences, satisfaction and provide innovative point-of-sale solutions across the food, beverage and photo industries around the world.

Leading our way

With our founder Nick Yates at the helm, Generation Next is led by a team of experienced innovators and entrepreneurs. Pioneers across technology, sales, marketing, and finance are solving the retail industry’s most complex challenges.

Ryan Polk
Ryan PolkCEO

Nik Wright
Nik WrightVP Operations

Angela Carpenter
Angela CarpenterDirector of Franchise Relations

Ryan Ball
Ryan BallOperations Manager

TJ Rogers
TJ RogersDirector of Franchising

Shaun Hagopian
Shaun HagopianFranchise Development Manger

Corinne Costello
Corinne CostelloOperations Coordinator

Jaime Furtado
Jaime FurtadoDirector of Quality and Support

Janet Mccarty
Janet MccartyDirector of Sales

Lavette Larvelle
Lavette LarvelleBoard of Directors

Chris Maudlin
Chris MaudlinBoard Director

Ryan Polk
Ryan PolkCEO

Nick Yates
Nick YatesVP Business Development

Nik Wright
Nik WrightVP Operations

Angela Carpenter
Angela CarpenterDirector of Franchise Relations

Ryan Ball
Ryan BallOperations Manager

TJ Rogers
TJ RogersDirector of Franchising

Shaun Hagopian
Shaun HagopianFranchise Development Manger

Corinne Costello
Corinne CostelloOperations Coordinator

Jaime Furtado
Jaime FurtadoDirector of Quality and Support

Janet Mccarty
Janet MccartyDirector of Sales

Duane Lindstrom
Duane LindstromGeneral Council

Lavette Larvelle
Lavette LarvelleBoard of Directors

Chris Maudlin
Chris MaudlinBoard Director

Are you Dedicated, Hardworking, and Fun?

We’re building the future of vending by bringing together the world’s brightest professionals across technology, robotics, sales, marketing, business, and design. Be a part of this remarkable journey..

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Are you Dedicated, Hardworking, and Fun?

We’re building the future of vending by bringing together the world’s brightest professionals across technology, robotics, sales, marketing, business, and design. Be a part of this remarkable journey..

See Job Openings