About Us

With decades of experience in foodservice and restaurant technology, most recently as the core founding team of Sysco LABS, Sysco’s innovation division, the Cut+Dry team knows first-hand the fragmented and opaque process of getting restaurant goods from those who make them to those who consume them. Cut+Dry was born to solve this problem in support of the people and places that feed us.

Cut+Dry’s unified digital ordering and payments platform allows restaurants to easily find, order, and pay for any product from any supplier, while earning cash rewards along the way. This means better communication across teams and with suppliers, resulting in time savings, reduced order errors, and more cash in your bank account, giving our customers the ability to do more with less. We do all this to make the business of running a restaurant more efficient and transparent.

Mani
Co-Founder & CEO

Mani
Kulasooriya

A serial technology entrepreneur, Mani’s last decade has been at the cross-section of food, restaurants and technology. He started his career in Fintech building payment systems at Citibank and Yahoo. This training laid the groundwork for Mani to conceive and design complex, scalable, transaction based businesses with a payments element. Mani co-founded CAKE, a restaurant technology startup, which was acquired by Sysco (SYY). While at Sysco, Mani helped create a brand new technology organization, Sysco Labs, which he helped grow to a 400+ strong team. At Cut+Dry, Mani’s mission is to more seamlessly connect the people that make the food with the people who consume it.

Favorite Food: Jamon Iberico

Jim
Co-Founder & COO

Jim
O'Connor

From his humble beginning working on the farms in his hometown Farmville, Virginia, to his extensive career in finance and technology, Jim brings a wealth of experience and passion to making independent restaurants as competitive as they can be. Jim is a co-founder of CAKE (acquired by Sysco) and began his career in finance working at Chase Manhattan and Rothschild & Co. He later transitioned to product lead at Yahoo! Finance developing personal finance and investing products. At Cut+Dry his focus is product development and operations.

Favorite Food: Squid Ink Pasta

Kevin
Co-Founder & VP of Product

Kevin
Wu

Kevin has 10+ years of experience working directly with restaurants, understanding their frustrations and developing solutions to streamline their operations. At his previous role at CAKE (acquired by Sysco), he led the product and design team in developing point-of-sale, waitlist management, payments and online ordering solutions for restaurants. He began his career in finance working at Citigroup and Yahoo! Finance where he led development of charting and investing products. While earning his BS in Industrial Engineering at Stanford, he studied supply chains and is excited to apply those learnings in helping make the food supply chain more efficient. At Cut+Dry, Kevin leads product development and is focused on helping restaurant operators run more sustainable businesses with simple ordering tools.

Favorite Food: Ramen

Warner
SVP Sales & Marketing

Warner
Siebert

Warner is an entrepreneur and seasoned sales and marketing leader in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries. He has first-hand restaurant operating experience, has created numerous marketing programs for restaurants while working at iHeartMedia, and was previously co-founder & CEO of a restaurant software company, BuzzTable, which was acquired by Sysco. At Sysco Warner developed a scalable, virtual sales model that brought Sysco’s restaurant technology division, CAKE, to profitability and also worked within Sysco LABS to apply new, digital go-to-market strategies to Sysco’s core business. At Cut+Dry, Warner is responsible for restaurant and brand partner acquisitions.

Favorite Food: Maryland Blue Crabs

Chuck
Chief Data Scientist

Chuck
Ellis

A veteran of food and beverage industry data analytics, Chuck has collected, classified and analyzed billions of POS transactions and Operator product purchases. As founder and CEO of Restaurant Sciences, Inc. Chuck built the nation’s largest warehouse of POS data, reposing full daily purchase and sales detail from over 28,000 restaurants, bars, hotels and institutions. As Founder and CEO of Foodservice Analytics, Inc. Chuck developed advanced taxonomy and attribution models for foodservice products, providing both coding and consulting services to major industry players such as Nielsen, AB Inbev, and Sysco. Chuck entered the restaurant industry after graduation from Cornell University, spending ten years in both front- and back-of-house roles before joining Gazelle Systems in 2000, the industry’s first POS-integrated analytics platform and data network. It’s his mission to bring high efficiency, and product and price transparency to operators throughout North America. Chuck brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Cut+Dry data analytics.

Favorite Food: Fresh Oysters on the Half-Shell, from Maine

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