For more than 25 years, School-Link Technologies (SL-Tech) has developed innovative solutions to support financial and nutritional accountability in K-12 school districts. Founded in 1983 as SNAP Systems, SL-Tech now operates as an integral member of Heartland School Solutions, a division of Heartland Payment Systems dedicated to supporting K-12 school systems and the largest provider of K-12 foodservice technology.
We empower school foodservice programs to be financially and nutritionally accountable by providing technological and operational expertise.
From the beginning, SL-Tech has focused on providing solutions that drive improved, efficient business process and operations in our nation’s schools. Innovation is at the core of all that we do, and we pioneered many concepts that have since become industry standards for school nutrition programs: "fast-food-style" terminals, integrated Back of the House systems, online payments, and more.
SL-Tech provides a holistic and collaborative approach to operating a successful school foodservice program with robust, reliable solutions for busy administrators and directors that include:
- Technology for:
- Point of Sale
- Free & Reduced Application Processing
- Menu Planning
- Online payments
- A la carte and reimbursable vending
- Training and implementation services
- Technical support
Based in our Tempe, Arizona headquarters, our team is dedicated to delivering outstanding customer service, quality, and continuous improvement to more than 10,000 customer installations and over one million parents who use MyLunchMoney, our premier online meal prepayment service. Ultimately, our key objective is to support our customers in their success – and make their lives a little more simple. We believe our depth of experience and expertise, coupled with a focus on incorporating our customers’ voices into the work that we do, allows us to be a premier partner and provider to our marketplace.
Introducing Our Executive Team
Terry Roberts, Director of School Solutions, joined SL-Tech in 2005 and is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the company. Terry has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Pomona College and an MBA in Business Management at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. Terry continues to lead innovative process changes throughout SL-Tech, focusing on the needs of our clients. Prior to joining SL-Tech, Terry was with Deloitte Consulting in Washington, DC.
Jeremy Loch, Senior Manager, SL-Tech Sales and Marketing, joined SL-Tech in 2008 and is responsible for sales, marketing and product management. Prior to joining SL-Tech, Jeremy spent five years at First National Merchant Solutions as Assistant Vice President with responsibility for sales, marketing, and retention of existing customers. Jeremy has also worked for Intel Corporation as a Pricing Analyst. Jeremy has a bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and an MBA from Duke University.
|George Chadwick, Senior Manager, SL-Tech Finance, joined SL-Tech in 2009 and is responsible for Finance, IT, HR and Operations. Prior to joining SL-Tech, George held similar positions at First National Merchant Solutions and Voda One Corp. His business experiences span management strategy, corporate finance, supply chains, decision science and various process improvement methodologies. His organizational experiences include family owned businesses, limited liability corporations, and Fortune 500 companies. George’s most notable contributions include margin and working capital improvements, as well as the implementation of decision models and closed loop planning processes. George graduated with an MBA from Texas A&M University where he studied Finance and Strategy. Additionally, George holds a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from the University of Laverne in California.
Sri Racherla, Senior Manager, SL-Tech Research & Development, joined SL-Tech in 2003 and is responsible for managing software development, product vision, and product design and architecture. During Sri’s tenure with SL-Tech, he has served as Senior Software Architect and Software Engineer. Prior to joining SL-Tech, Sri worked as an Associate Software Engineer at Baan Info Systems and with Minolta-QMS Inc. Sri has bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer systems, an MBA in marketing and information systems from Osmania University, and a master’s degree in computer and information sciences from the University of South Alabama.