Libro appoints Lorne Schwartz as President

MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Libro, an industry leader in online reservation management and diner engagement technologies, is pleased to announce this Lorne Schwartz has joined the company’s executive team and will serve as President, effective immediately.

“The restaurant industry is undergoing a digital revolution and Libro has a vision that is both impressive and exciting,” said Lorne Schwartz, President of Libro. “Our strategy is focused on taking online reservations software beyond filling tables to enable our customers to thrive and grow their businesses.”

Mr. Schwartz was most recently President and CEO of DataCandy, an award-winning gift card and loyalty solution. Under his leadership, the company’s platform has been adopted by restaurants and retailers across North America and recognized by Forrester as a leader in customer engagement. DataCandy was acquired by Paystone, a leading payment processing company, in 2019. Prior to his six years at DataCandy, Mr. Schwartz held the position of President and CEO at TradeInsight, which tripled its client list and was named one of them Montreal’s Top 20 Employers.

“Lorne is a seasoned executive with a track record of success and we are delighted to have him on our team,” said Jean-Sébastien Pothier, co-founder of Libro. “His ability to grow businesses and execute winning strategies is undeniable and we believe he can take Libro to the next level.”

Between 2004 and 2008, Mr. Schwartz started and sold e-Finitive Systems, a developer of document imaging solutions. He then served as the company’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, doubling the company’s sales in 18 months. At the age of 25 Mr. Schwartz founded Momentum Business Systems, which became one of them under his leadership Canada’s Top 100 Employers and a leading expense management software company in North America.

“The co-founders have positioned the company well with both a talented workforce and an incredible client list. I look forward to working on product strategies that give restaurants meaningful ways to attract new customers, grow their business and engage with guests long after they’ve left the restaurant,” added Schwartz.

About Libro

Libro is one of North America’s leading online reservation management solutions, providing restaurants with an affordable, fully branded solution to fill tables, manage reservations, reduce no-shows, retain customers and enhance the overall guest experience. The company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform enables restaurateurs to control the entire online reservation experience, retain all customer information and eliminate expensive commission models often associated with third-party reservation sites. Headquartered in Montreal, the Libro reservations platform is deployed at over 3,000 locations across Canada, the United States and Europe. Visit for more information.

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