Ilir Sela (eh-leer sell-uh) is the Founder and CEO of Slice, the all-in-one ordering and marketing tech platform for local pizzerias. Ilir is “third generation pizza.” Born to an Albanian family in Macedonia and raised in Staten Island, he grew up helping his family run their New York City pizzerias.
After getting a degree in Computer Science, Ilir started his first company, Nerd Force, in 2003 and sold it in 2008. He then combined his passion for technology with his deep experience in the pizza industry to build Slice — a company that empowers local pizzerias with the tech, data, and marketing to compete with the big chains.
Through its partnerships, Slice has driven over $1B in earnings for over 17,000 independent pizzerias nationwide.