Meet our
amazing team

Leadership Team

Our high-performing executive team members are experts in their field, with decades of public company and high-growth startup experience. They provide leadership and mentoring to ensure the company maintains its leadership role in the industry.

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Gee Lefevre

Interim CEO

Gee is a globally recognized expert in the hospitality and travel industries, specifically focusing on consumer behavior and economics. He is a Senior Managing Director at the global advisory firm Teneo, where he leads their work in Travel, Leisure, and Hospitality. He supports global chains, franchises, and governments on consumer trends and macroeconomic risk, often working directly for the CEO or board of multi-billion-dollar organizations. Gee has extensive experience with Presto, having worked with the board and management since 2023, and has strong relationships with Presto's principal investors and debt holders. He holds an MA (Hons) in Philosophy, Psychology, and Physiology from the University of Oxford.

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Kat Hoffman-Flynt

Chief Operating Officer

Kat is an operational strategist with a talent for building strong customer relationships and scaling new deployments. Her 20+ years of hospitality experience includes strategic leadership roles at Old Chicago, Rock Bottom Brewery, Gordon Biersch, and Longhorn Steakhouse (NYSE: DRI). Kat holds an MS degree from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a BS degree from High Point University.

David Rudd-Jones

David Rudd-Jones

Chief of Staff

David is a specialist in advising technology and software businesses on a range of topics, including pricing, packaging, commercial model design, and has extensive experience in strategy implementation. He is a Senior Associate at the global advisory firm Teneo, where he works across the Technology & Software and Travel, Leisure, and Hospitality practices. David holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol.

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Stanley Mbugua

Interim CFO

Stanley brings over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance with large multinational public technology companies including Skillz, Rimini Street, and Lattice Semiconductor. He is an expert in IPO and post stabilization and growth, M&A Accounting and Reporting, Big 4 experience (PwC), as well as SEC and Statutory Financial Reporting. He is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi.

Bill Healey.

Bill Healey

Chief Technology Officer

Bill has led Presto’s software and system development efforts since 2011. He worked on P2P protocols and wireless WAN at Microsoft. He holds a masters degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Susan Shinoff.

Susan Shinoff

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Susan has headed legal teams or was division counsel at Edmodo (HKG: 0777), Sirius XM (NASQ: Siri), and Gracenote (NYSE: NLSN). Her expertise is in technology and AI. Previous to in-house, she worked for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and Steptoe & Johnson, LLP. Susan holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Board of Directors

Presto’s board of directors includes former senior executives from the hospitality industry as well as financial experts. They provide strategic guidance to the leadership team while ensuring corporate oversight.

Ed Sheetz.

Ed Scheetz


Mr. Scheetz is an experienced Chief Executive Officer skilled in food & beverage, hospitality and hotel management, due diligence, and contract negotiation and has taken several companies IPO. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Princeton University.

Tewfik Cassis

Tewfik Cassis

Chief Product Officer | Lean Technologies

Mr. Cassis was the Chief Product Officer of Rain Financial, a regulated Crypto exchange in the Middle East. Prior to that, he held a series of product and commercial roles across a number of companies, including Monzo and Facebook (Meta). He is an active angel investor, focusing primarily on fintech, AI, and mobility sectors, including being one of the first investors in Presto. Mr. Cassis holds a BSc in Management from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Krishna K Gupta.

Krishna K. Gupta

CEO, Founder | REMUS Capital

Krishna is a technology founder and investor. He was the first investor in Presto - through his venture capital firm Remus Capital - while an undergrad at MIT and is now its largest shareholder. He has helped build more than 10 applied AI companies over the past decade, focused on partnering with visionary rebels rewiring entire industries. He is also Chairman-elect of Allurion Technologies, soon to be public on the NYSE. He received his bachelor's degrees in engineering and management from MIT.

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Stephen Herbert

CEO and Chairman | Armada Acquisition Corp I.

Mr. Herbert is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Armada Acquisition Corp I. He is a tech founder with domain expertise in AI, FinTech, SaaS, IoT, and consumer products. Mr. Herbert was an award-winning CEO and Chairman at USAT, recognized for his innovative leadership. He has held marketing and operations executive positions at PepsiCo, acquiring P&L and market strategy experience. Mr. Herbert is an expert in raising funds for every growth stage and has led teams to develop 87 active patents. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University.

Keith Kravcik.

Keith Kravcik

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer | Cleveland Avenue

Mr. Kravcik focuses on identifying food and beverage concepts and supports the accelerated growth of these businesses and the people behind them through Cleveland Avenue’s Investment Fund, Incubator Facility and Acceleration Services. He began his career at Ernst & Young and spent 16 years at McDonald’s, where he held four progressive executive management positions.

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Matt MacDonald

Managing Director | Erithmitic

Mr. MacDonald is a Managing Director at Erithmitic with over 10 years of commercial real estate equity and debt transaction experience. He is also the founder of Cottage Avenue, a hospitality-focused investment company, and the co-founder/CFO of Ventoux Acquisition. Mr. MacDonald previously worked as Vice President of Capital Strategy and Wellness Development at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of Denver and holds a Master's in Real Estate Finance from New York University.

Gail Zauder.

Gail Zauder

Managing Partner and Founder | Elixir Advisors

Ms. Zauder has advised CEOs, boards and entrepreneurs on consequential decisions including M&A transactions, capital raising, brand and strategic development, financial planning, crisis management and investor relations for over 35 years. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Yale School of Management.