We’re Glad to Meet You

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

  • Pat Phelan | CEO | All things Leap

    Pat is an entrepreneur, visionary and strategic thinker in the world of hospitality. He has raised more than $50M in private equity for various hospitality projects, supplied and manufactured more than $40M 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 by Ingram's Magazine.

  • Michael Werner | Director of Restaurant Ops | Leap Development

    As one of Leap Hospitality's founding members, Michael brings more than 25 years of local, regional and national experience to the table. As a restaurateur, culinarian and consultant, Michael has a proven track record of success and brings his chameleon-like abilities, expertise and passion to every Leap project.

  • Chris Wunder | VP of Business Development | Recruitment & Mergers and Aquisitions

    Chris joined Leap Hospitality 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 | Business Development Manager | All things Leap

    A true service professional with years of experience, Jon works directly with our customers from the first day of a project to the last. After spending just a little time with him, you’ll know that he’ll do anything to ensure that your timeline and your expectations are in good hands.

  • Brandon Green | Business Development Manager | All things Leap

    Brandon is a senior sales professional with over 15 years of sales and leadership experience in the casino and hospitality industries. As Director of Sales in the casino industry, he has focused on negotiating large scale multi-property contracts and has built strong partnerships throughout the United States. He is dedicated to providing a quality client experience employing great energy and attention to detail on every project. Brandon received his Bachelors in Business at William Jewell College.

  • Brian Royce | Search Consultant | Leap Recruit

    Brian joined Leap Hospitality in 2017 to support and fuel the growth of our Recruiting Team. He has a diverse background as an entrepreneur, sales professional and experience in retail operations. He specializes in recruitment of field operations candidates for our clients.

  • Kelly Brown | Project Manager | Leap Freight

    Kelly is seasoned logistics and project management professional with over 18 years in the industry. She brings with her a vast knowledge of hands-on global transportation management experience. She has had extensive involvement with five star hotels and world class restaurants as an integral team member for new build and refurbishment projects. Kelly received her Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Indiana Tech, and her Master's in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Her passion for relationship building, excellent customer service, and attention to the finest detail makes for successful projects every time.

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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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