Company Bios

kian_circleKian Salehi, CEO and Co-founder

Kian Salehi is the co-founder and CEO of Bite Squad, and the operational brains behind the rapidly-growing restaurant food delivery service.

Born in Iran, Kian immigrated with his family to Minneapolis in 1985, where his enterprising journey in the food delivery industry began. Kian’s father found work as a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza, and worked his way up to eventually become a successful franchisor. From a young age, Kian was involved in the family business, doing everything from folding pizza boxes in the back, to finally managing one of the company’s highest volume stores.

After studying economics at the University of Minnesota, Kian launched his career as an analyst for an investment and development company specializing in the leisure and hospitality industry. In 2008, together with a close college friend, he focused his entrepreneurial spirit on the creation of Kasa Capital, a company founded to buy and create companies with a technological, consumer angle. Under this umbrella, Bite Squad was born in 2012, bringing a tech-centric multi-restaurant delivery service to Minneapolis.

The company now operates in over 300 cities, in 16 states, partnering with more than 10,000 restaurants and employing over 5,000 delivery drivers. Kian credits his early exposure to the food delivery industry for helping to shape his company’s mission to make customers’ days by delivering food from their favorite local restaurants.