Bringing cities and communities to life by powering SMBs

We believe that commerce belongs to everyone.

From day 1 it's been about much more than transactions; we set out to help entrepreneurs work smarter, make data-driven decisions, and create the best possible experience for their customers. That philosophy still runs through everything that we do.

We are a company infused with culture, just as much as code. Our values are what unite us, but our differences are what inspire us. We get to do the best work of our lives and we celebrate our successes every chance we get.

Our leadership lineup

Lory Ajamian | VP of Marketing | Lightspeed POS

Lory Ajamian

Executive Vice President, Marketing

Asha Bakshani

Asha Bakshani

Executive Vice President, Finance

JP Chauvet

JP Chauvet


Nick Cloete

Nick Cloete

Managing Director, APAC

Dax Dasilva

Dax Dasilva

Founder and CEO

Michael Desimone

Michael DeSimone

General Manager, Retail

Jona Georgiou

Jona Georgiou

General Manager, Payments

Sheryl Hoskins

Sheryl Hoskins

General Manager, Hospitality

Guillaume Jacquet

Guillaume Jacquet

Executive Vice President, Product

Dan Micak

Dan Micak

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Denise Nahas

Denise Nahas

Executive Vice President, Customer Support

Brandon Nussey

Brandon Nussey

Chief Financial Officer


JD St-Martin

Chief Revenue and Customer Officer

Adrian Valeriano

Adrian Valeriano

Managing Director, EMEA

Our milestones

Powering the future of commerce for over 15 years.


First institutional investment

+$30M USD from Accel Partners


Launch of our first cloud-based POS, Lightspeed Retail


Launch of Lightspeed Restaurant

+$35M USD from iNovia, Accel Partners, Hercules Technology, Growth Capital


Launch of Lightspeed eCom

+$61M USD from CDPQ, Investissement Quebec, iNovia

450+ employees


Launch of Lightspeed Analytics

+$166M USD from CDPQ, Investissement Quebec, iNovia, Silicon Valley Bank credit line


Launch of Lightspeed Loyalty

Addition of 4 new board members: Patrick Pichette, Marie-Josée Lamothe, Rob Williams, Paul McFeeters


Launch of Lightspeed Payments

Initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Acquisition of Chronogolf

Acquisition of iKentoo

Acquisition of Kounta


Acquisition of Gastrofix

Launch of Lightspeed Capital

Dual listing on the New York Stock Exchange

Acquisition of ShopKeep

Acquisition of Upserve

Addition of board members Merline Saintil and Manon Brouillette


Launch of Lightspeed Supplier Network

European expansion of Lightspeed Payments

Acquisition of Vend

Lightspeed today

~ 33 billion USD



countries worldwide


customer locations around the world

Make a global impact

Lightspeeders around the world enjoy unparalleled flexibility, whether they work in an office, at home or both.


Lightspeed is transforming businesses and communities, one update at a time.

Industry insights

Growing businesses is our passion.

Please note that Lightspeed does not serve the Powersports, Marine or Recreational Vehicles Industries. Lightspeed is not associated with ADP Dealer Services, Inc.