Katelin graduated Fashion Business from Humber College with honours with distinction in 2014. After moving home to Edmonton from Toronto, she decided to combine her love for entrepreneurship with extensive knowledge in the restaurant industry to form ‘What’s the Deal?’ with her brother Leo. Katelin has also become a leader in the cannabis community and is in the process of producing and directing the documentary “Blazing the Trail” with her cousin and business partner Katie through their company KSquared Media group.
Leo Popiel was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. After graduating from Archbishop Jordan High School in 2010, Leo started work as a Leasehand for Precison Drilling. Over his 6 years with Precision, Leo worked his way up to a Derrickhand position developing valuable leadership and management skills along the way. After the oil industry slowed down, he realized how important it was to find reliable work in an industry he was passionate about. He knew from a young age that he had a strong desire to be an entrepreneur. In 2016, he finally took the leap and Co-founded the mobile app “What’s the Deal?” with his sister, Katelin.
As our CTO, Jamie is responsible for coordinating our development team to bring our deal finding solution and our business tools to users in the most user-friendly way possible. With his experience in software consulting as well as teaching in front of a classroom, Jamie leads our team of developers and helps the team bring our ideas to life.
Alex delved into the world of culinary at the young age of 14, first working his way up at Earls and JOEY’s in Sherwood Park where he acted as a sous chef and helped train his successors. During his time in the hospitality industry, Alex obtained his Red Seal Certification at NAIT through the apprenticeship program and moved onto a new business with his friend – Chef Sheridan and his private chef company and his startup company out of Sherwood Park called “Easy as Pie Meals” where he was the assistant chef for meal preparation with David and Sheridan who founded the company. Despite his ongoing leadership in restaurants over the years, Alex has always been drawn to entrepreneurship and wanted to gain more experience in sales. This led Alex to land a Sales position at Mercedes-Benz Edmonton West. This helped give Alex an edge in the sales industry which helped with his 10yr+ culinary experience to deliver exceptional service and knowledge.