Christopher is a widely respected restaurant technology entrepreneur, CEO, advisor and board member. He has dedicated his career to hospitality management and technology.
He graduated from Portsmouth University School of Hotel Management in 1975. He managed 5-star hotels in South Africa, Morocco, and Kenya before transitioning to the restaurant business, managing multi-unit restaurant operations in Europe and the United States.
Having created Twenty20 Visual Systems, the first-ever Microsoft Windows POS company, which was sold to Radiant Systems in 1998, he went on to found Xpient Solutions, where he served as CEO until its sale to Heartland Payments in late 2014. As president of Xenial (formerly Heartland Commerce) Sebes led the acquisition of several restaurant technology companies and created a cross-platform cloud solution which continues to provide technology to more than half the top 50 brands in the QSR and fast-casual segments.
Having stepped away from Global Payments, the acquirer of Heartland, in mid 2019, Sebes has devoted his time to consulting for several technology companies.
Sebes’ thought leadership as to the growing and future role of technology in the restaurant industry and his extensive knowledge of restaurant brands and strategy has led to several board and advisory roles in the restech sector, and he joined Novadine in January 2022 as its CEO.