Our Team

We are a team of multifaceted builders who care deeply about the problems people face around eating well. We are backed by world-class investors from Toronto, New York, and Silicon Valley. Our talented team of software engineers, hardware engineers, and operators have previously worked at such companies as Amazon, IBM, and Google.

Yang Yu, CEO

Yang has been creating products since he was 15 years old with a passion for problems that affect the quality of life for everyday people. Before founding KitchenMate, he was the CPO at Opencare, where he designed products to connect patients with the best healthcare professionals. He is a University of Toronto alum where he studied computer science.

Aditya Bali, COO

Aditya is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, engineer and foodie. At KitchenMate, he's got his eye on the details. Before KitchenMate, he built robots at Google X, co-founded BufferBox (acquired by Google), is a YC alum and graduated from the University of Waterloo's Mechatronics Engineering program.

Arwid Bancewicz, CTO

Arwid has a passion for creating products that people love. Before KitchenMate, he launched products at Amazon Seattle in Local Commerce and Consumables. As a graduate from University of Toronto's Computer Engineering program, he has also led development at startups across Canada and US, and is a MassChallenge Alum. Outside the office, Arwid enjoys living an active and healthy lifestyle.

Bill Schultz

Bill started his career at Procter & Gamble in marketing, then in the food business at Mars, Incorporated. He was the president of the Dixie and International Consumer Products divisions at Georgia-Pacific, and then spent 12 years at Coca-Cola, running company-owned bottlers in India, the Philippines, Latin America, and most recently as the president of Coca-Cola Refreshments, Canada. Bill serves on the board of Freshii, Inc. and is a non-executive director of Black Sheep Coffee.

David Manly

David has over 35 years of experience behind some of America's most cherished brands. David was the Senior VP/General Manager of both the Digital and Away From Home Divisions of Keurig/GMCR, where his team took the company from <$50 million in revenue to over $4 billion. He also led the team that developed and launched Keurig's latest innovation.

Stephen Tallevi

Stephen is the co-founder of Grocery Gateway and has over 2 decades of experience in eCommerce and online marketing. Stephen has served as a Senior Director of Online Grocery at Walmart and Assistant Vice President of eCommerce Integration at Canadian Tire. He is currently CEO and co-founder of Nexus Commerce, building direct-to-consumer channels for CPG companies.

Simon Rodrigue

Simon is a recognized leader in the transformation taking place in retail today, with over 14+ years of executive experience in the space. Most notably, Simon is the SVP and Chief Digital Officer at STAPLES Canada where he is a key member of the leadership transforming one of Canada's most iconic retail brands.