Lavu’s restaurant Point of Sale started with a meal and a mission. While dining out one night, our founders saw how stressed out their servers were, and how worried the restaurant management seemed about their business.
Then and there, they decided to help – not just that restaurant, but every restaurant that has ever wanted to save time and money and see profits grow. Lavu was developed with the restaurant owner in mind every step of the way. Our mission is simple: we empower restaurateurs to do more of what they love, with solutions that work.
You bring the passion and the vision. We’ll bring the best-in-class technology and all the management tools you need. (And we’ll bring our share of passion and vision too!)
That first meal was in 2010. We started with a simple iOS app, but like the restaurants we support, we’ve grown. Today Lavu powers restaurants around the globe, with a comprehensive suite of tools including front of house, back of house, inventory, labor, and so much more.
We listen, we care, we serve.
We care about our customers because they are central to what we do.
We trust and respect each other.
We are respectful in our interactions and assume good intent.
We innovate to constantly improve.
We are best in market because we are curious and creative.
We create a healthy and optimistic work environment.
We are intentional in taking care of our people.
We are our word.
We do what we say, and we say what we’re going to do.
We leverage diversity as a core strength.
We embrace our differences knowing they make us better.
Empower restaurants to do more of what they love, with solutions that work.
Founder’s & Board
Corey Fiala is a co-founder and former CTO of Lavu. After starting his career developing content management systems and touch-screen museum kiosks, Corey started a database and web consulting business called Meyerwind. Shortly after, he co-founded Event Rental Systems, a SaaS software for rental companies. He later teamed up with Andy Lim to start Lavu in 2010. Corey currently serves on the Lavu board, and he is also an Event Rental Systems board member. When not working in the software field, Corey enjoys hiking, skiing, and playing guitar and/or drums with his band.
Andy Lim is the co-founder and former CEO of Lavu. He started Lavu in August 2010. Currently he is the founder and CEO of AddMi, a business-networking app. Previously Andy was the founder and CEO of Lim Web Design, a web design agency based in Albuquerque. Andy serves on the Board of the Albuquerque Economic Development Corporation and the Alumni Council Board of Directors of the University of New Mexico. He received his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of New Mexico.
Chairman of the Board
Mirza Baig, the founding partner of Aldrich Capital Partners, joined Lavu in 2015. He is a dedicated investor in technological innovation, having previously been involved in scaling operations and growing sales at numerous tech and healthcare companies. As a co-founder of Imaging Advantage, Legal Advantage, and Tech Fetch, he built these companies from zero revenues and fewer than 10 employees to well over $100 million in revenues and over 500 employees globally. Previously Mirza held executive positions in investment and financial management at AOL Time Warner. He serves as a board member for the Young President Organization of Northern Virginia, Medicaid of Virginia, and Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. Mirza is an MBA graduate of Harvard Business School; he received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell.
Lavu has offices in Miami, Albuquerque, and Hyderabad, India, with plans for new international offices as our point of sale restaurant management system continues to grow.
Saleem S. Khatri
Chief Executive Officer
Saleem has a “founders mentality”, with a track record of working with high-growth software companies. He is a rare breed of someone who is both a hands-on leader and a strategic visionary and brings with him a myriad of inspiration, technical acumen, and a passion for our products, services, and customers. Prior to Lavu, Saleem successfully launched software and hardware products at start-ups via Y Combinator and managed a $79 billion investment portfolio on behalf of the United States Department of the Treasury. Saleem earned his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan — Ann Arbor.
Lavu – Product Management
An energetic product leader with experience in IT, Digital, Operations, and Marketing
Lavu – Chief Marketing Officer
Roger Lopez has 21 years of marketing leadership both at billion dollar a year organizations and Start-ups, consistently increasing revenue and decreasing costs. Roger Lopez is a seasoned leader that can direct an organization in the visioning of a marketing strategy, development of an economic business case and execution of an aggressive project plan. Skilled in effective sales and marketing communications, business partnership development, team building and mentoring.
Lavu- Senior Manger Finance
Leading the Finance, Customer Success and MenuDrive teams, as well as responsible for M&A and strategic partnerships.
Lavu – Director HR and GM of Albuquerque
Originally from New Jersey, Jacquelyn attended Sandia Preparatory School and went on to receive a BS in Emergency Medical Services with a concentration in Business from the University of New Mexico. She later received an MBA in Human Resource Management from New Mexico Highlands University and transitioned from healthcare to technology. Jacquelyn operates with a “people first” mindset and strives to create a collaborative and inclusive working environment.
Join Our Team
Behind the best system are the best and brightest team members. We are always looking for top talent with an unquenchable dedication to helping bars and restaurants succeed. If you love being in a fast-paced, inclusive environment with hard workers and deep thinkers, please visit our careers page to see current open positions.