We’re Glad to Meet You

Meet the team — then, if you feel so inclined, drop us a line.

  • Pat Phelan | Founder | patrick@leapco.com

    Pat is an entrepreneur, visionary and strategic thinker in the world of hospitality. He has raised more than $100M in private equity for various hospitality projects, supplied and manufactured more than $50M in hospitality furniture and recruited hundreds of talented people for some of the top food and beverage brands. Pat received his Bachelor's in Business from the University of Missouri- Columbia and his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. Pat was named as one of the National Restaurant News 2018 top 75 Power CEO's in hospitality. Leap was recently named one of Kansas City's top 100 growing companies in 2018,2019, and 2020 by Ingram's Magazine.

  • Chris Wunder | Partner | chris@leapco.com

    Chris joined Leap Co in 2016 as a Director, Executive Recruitment. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from William Paterson University and an Associate's Degree in Psychology. He has an extensive background as a professional in recruitment, talent acquisition, sales and management with a focus on strategic planning and project deployment.

  • Jon Bremer | Sr. Business Development Manager FF&E | jon@leapco.com

    Jon joined Leap in 2013 to help grow the FF&E division. Since then, Jon has managed the production, delivery, and installation of furniture and equipment for over 300 new restaurant openings for customers across the country. From the start of a new project to the final installation, Jon works directly with both the client and contractor to make sure timelines and expectations are met and exceeded. You know you are in good hands when Jon is on the job! Prior to joining Leap, Jon spent over 15 years in the medical equipment industry where he was a highly successful sales rep and won numerous sales awards and industry recognition during that time.

  • Mark Milazzo | Sr. Business Development Manager FF&E | mark@leapco.com

    Mark brings close to 30 years of business development, sales & management experience in a variety of markets, Contract & Hospitality, as well as retail. Working with factories from Vietnam, China, Europe and North America with a greater emphasis on furniture. His attention to the “customer/client” and their needs is unwavering.

  • Phil Sutphin | Sr. Business Development Manager | phil@leapco.com

    Phil brings almost 20 years of FF&E logistics experience to Leap and our clients. His ‘hands-on’ approach to every project has earned him a loyal and growing client list that will tell you that they feel like he is working for them directly. Although he has successfully completed many Marquee projects across the country, from Napa Valley & Palm Springs, to Miami and New York, his commitment to every project is his greatest strength.

  • Michael Werner | Director of Hospitality Operations | michael@leapco.com

    Michael is a founding team member of Leap Hospitality, and has been a large part of its Design & Hospitality since 2007. His chameleon-like abilities and leadership skills allow him to navigate complex projects successfully. He has been involved with companies from their inception through their development, including new store openings, (NSO), and/or their remodel process. Michael can help bring to light the strengths and/or weaknesses of a current operation and/or an expanding concept whether operating as a landlord or owner agent, supporting a construction team for new builds or remodels, or accessing the viability of a new (or existing) tenant(s) and their concept (moving forward) after a complete on-premise audit. He has expertise with foodservice design and FF&E specification, as well as on-premise management support, development, staffing, training, and more.

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We’d love to chat about how we can make your pad feel more like home for your customers.

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