Your business
is our priority

Running a restaurant is difficult business. We make it easier by offering the latest in restaurant management technology.

Why We Do It

We see you as a partner. The better you do, the better we do. It’s in our best interest to see you succeed. Plus, we kind of like you.

What We Do

Leapset is a technology platform that helps restaurant operators increase revenue, reduce costs and improve control. We believe in revolutionizing restaurant management and how the restaurant interacts with their end consumer.

How We Do It

We call our platform a Restaurant Operating System because it cuts across all aspects of running a successful restaurant—from Point of Sale to Guest Management and Payments. On top of the powerful Leapset apps, our open platform allows trusted, third party developers to contribute more apps that benefit you.

Who We Are

The Leapset team has years of experience with Yahoo!, Google, Apple, Citibank and JPMorgan Chase. In a previous life, many of us worked together at Monvia—a technology incubator that built products for Chase, Citigroup, Yahoo!, Deluxe and AOL.

A few of our notable accomplishments include making Yahoo! Finance the #1 finance site in the world, founding Virtusa (Nasdaq: VRTU) and building the London Stock Exchange platform.

In 2013, Leapset teamed up with Sysco to become the unstoppable company that it is today. Closely aligned with Leapset is Sysco Ventures, a new strategic initiative focused on technology solutions and services that impact customers directly. The Sysco team brings years of food service operations and technological knowledge as well as business savvy from years working at Fortune 500 companies.

Group Photo of US team
Group Photo of Sri Lanka team

Management Team

Mani Kulasooriya

Mani Kulasooriya

Chief Executive Officer

Born in Sri Lanka, studied in the United States, and married to a Spaniard, Mani has an appreciation for every culture he encounters–especially their cuisines. Whether it’s sheep’s brains, fried crickets or baby eels, there isn’t a dish he’s shy to try. Mani has a BS in engineering from Tulane and an MBA from Vanderbilt. His past roles include Founder of Monvia, Head of Business Development at Yahoo! Finance and Head of Product at Yahoo! PayDirect, Co–Founder at CrossFunds and VP at Citigroup e–Citi.

Jim O’Connor

Jim O’Connor

Senior VP of Product and Operations

Jim leads our product and design team. He has a BS in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown University. Prior to Leapset he led the Yahoo! Finance product team and helped double its size every year for seven years. He also worked in finance at Chase Manhattan and Rothschild North America. Among his many accomplishments are having tried ants, guinea pig and kangaroo.

Shanil Fernando

Shanil Fernando

Senior VP of Engineering

Shanil has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Warwick. Shanil was a founding member of Virtusa where he built a global delivery organization starting with just eight developers, growing it to over 4,000 and ultimately taking the company public on Nasdaq. One day Shanil wants to sit in the Oval Office and eat a mouth–watering steak.

Chris Min

Chris Min

Senior VP Finance, HR & Metrics

Chris is the Leapset Finance Guy. He has an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Chris likes to find bison and green chile throughout the West. He loves to find time to eat at his favorite restaurant, the Hali’imaile General Store in Maui, and loves restaurants that combine a great view of the ocean with great food and great service. Chris leads the finance, accounting, metrics and HR teams. He has C2C, B2B, and B2C finance experience working at The Procter & Gamble Company, First Data Corporation and The Western Union Company, as well as CFO roles with three other mid-size companies.

Paul Kelaita

Paul Kelaita

VP of Engineering

Paul has a BS in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara. Paul cut his teeth developing scientific visualization software at NASA and led dev teams at Linden Lab, Yahoo! Strategic Data Solutions and Yahoo! PayDirect. If you happen to see Paul, you are most likely in an Italian restaurant and he is ordering Spaghetti Bolognese with generous amounts of sauce, Parmesan cheese and just a dash of crushed red pepper.

Warner Siebert

Warner Siebert

VP of Sales

Warner runs our sales organization on nothing but pure entrepreneurial passion and a healthy dose of caffeine (preferably in the form of an iced red eye). Prior to joining Leapset, he founded two companies in NYC and was most recently the Co–Founder & CEO of BuzzTable Inc., which was acquired and added to the Leapset platform under the name Guest Manager. Before BuzzTable Inc., he spent time selling traditional and digital marketing products to SMBs at Clear Channel. Warner earned his BA from Denison University in Granville, OH and stayed busy throughout summer breaks managing restaurants in the DC/Baltimore region.

Jorn Wossner

Jorn Wossner

VP of Marketing

If you want to see Jorn smile, just put some good cheese, bread and beer on the table; he is German after all. Jorn earned his BSc from the London School of Economics and MBA/MS from Boston University. Jorn spent almost a decade in marketing at a number of Yahoo! properties. Not listed on Jorn’s resumé is the time he purchased and ate a goat while traveling the Silk Road to Kashgar, China.

Ned Taylor

Ned Taylor

VP of Business Development

After leaving Yahoo, Ned worked at a number of start–ups, including his own. Ned has a BA in economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from Babson College. Ned enjoys a good chocolate chip cookie, but if it were his last meal on Earth, you’d find him eating the fresh catch at Larsen’s Fish Market in Chilmark, Massachusetts.

Board of Directors

Mani Kulasooriya

Mani Kulasooriya

Chief Executive Officer of Leapset

Born in Sri Lanka, studied in the United States, and married to a Spaniard, Mani has an appreciation for every culture he encounters–especially their cuisines. Whether it’s sheep’s brains, fried crickets or baby eels, there isn’t a dish he’s shy to try. Mani has a BS in engineering from Tulane and an MBA from Vanderbilt. His past roles include Founder of Monvia, Head of Business Development at Yahoo! Finance and Head of Product at Yahoo! PayDirect, Co–Founder at CrossFunds and VP at Citigroup e–Citi.

Brian Beach

Brian Beach

President Sysco Ventures and Senior VP, Business Development

As president of Sysco Ventures, a new initiative focused on technology solutions and services, Brian identifies potential acquisitions or strategic relationships beneficial to Sysco. Previously, Brian was the senior vice president for administration and business ventures at the University of Florida and spent nearly 15 years in venture capital, investment banking and consulting. Brian holds an MBA and a BS degree from the University of Florida, so if you see him be sure to say, “go Gators!”

Sales & Customer
Service Locations

California

Northern California

  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco

Central California

  • Modesto
  • Ventura

Southern California

  • Los Angeles
  • Riverside
  • San Diego

Florida

Central Florida

  • Orlando

North Florida

  • Jacksonville

South Florida

  • Miami
  • West Palm Beach

West Florida

  • Tampa