Volanté Systems was founded in 2004 by a group of University of Waterloo Computer Science graduates. What began as a three-person basement project has developed into an industry-leading POS system with a team of over 100 employees in its Toronto, Ontario-based office. From the beginning, Volanté’s point of sale software has evolved based on customer requests and requirements, and has continuously demonstrated its ability to be flexible, scalable, and reliable in the most rigorous and unpredictable environments across a diverse range of venues.
Our First Enterprise Customer
Volanté’s first enterprise customer, Woodbine Entertainment Group, is a multi-dimensional entertainment business. Responding to Woodbine’s needs, Volanté offered a peer-to-peer network, in which all terminals would continue to operate despite a lost server connection, which was ideal for the fast-paced Woodbine environment. The partnership has led to many integrations and customizations over the years, including liquor control management, valet parking, numerous customer reports, and customized imports and exports. Evident in Woodbine’s continuing evolution, it’s clear that Volanté is not just a point-in-time system. Businesses constantly evolve and grow, and so should the system that runs your business.
Growing with Our Customers
The University of British Columbia, Volanté’s second enterprise customer, grew from its original 40 terminals to over 140 terminals . The philosophy of producing a software built around the customer’s needs has ensured that, since its foundation, Volanté has not lost any of its enterprise customers and maintains strong positive relationships with its original customer base.
Sunil Selby, CEO
Prior to his full-time engagement at Volanté, Sunil has invested and played active roles in several early to mid-stage technology companies, through Trellis Capital and Dash40 (he founded PE and VC funds). His executive leadership has been instrumental in scaling Volanté to triple-digit year over year growth. He has an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) and has worked as a CPA (Ontario).
Joe Lee, Founder
Key contributor to the vision for and development of the product to become the de-facto gold standard within the Quick Service Enterprise POS market, Joe created Volanté along with a group of fellow University of Waterloo Comp-Sci grads. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics Degree in Computer Science and Business from the University of Waterloo.
Edward Lo, VP Sales & Marketing
An experienced sales and marketing leader with a demonstrated history of success building partnerships, driving Volanté’s tremendous revenue growth, and directing B2B sales strategies. Edward has helped hundreds of food and beverage operations with their technology visions, and has secured government grants and funding for Volanté. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toronto
Mohamed Amirali, VP Strategic Accounts
Responsible for the key strategic enterprise relationships and accounts, primarily with the Compass Group. He brings extensive start-up and go-to-market experience to the team. Mohamed holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and Economics from York University and a Certificate in International Finance from The University of Toronto.
Syed Abidi – VP Operations
Oversees Technical Services and Delivery through support, hardware, and implementations. He comes with an engineering background, from the offshore oil and gas industry. He earned a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University Singapore.
Austen Ho, VP Finance & Administration
Spearheads the Finance operations and execution of strategic initiatives, including an ERP implementation integrating Finance, HR, and Administration. His notable past positions include, Controller at Consolidated Fastfrate and Finance Manager at Edisoft Inc. CPA, CGA, ACCA, and holds a Bachelor of Mathematics Degree in Business Administration from the University of Waterloo.