Leigh Wilson
About / Bio
Leigh Wilson has worked on both sides of the restaurant industry since the age of 15 when he was first hired as a bus boy at TGI Fridays. Upon receiving his Associates Degree in Business Management from Valley Forge Military College, he then went on to graduate from Clemson University with a BS in Business Communications and a Minor in Marketing while continuing to make his living as a waiter and bar tender.

Hired by BenefitMall (formerly known as CompuPay), in March 2003 as a payroll representative- he began focusing on restaurants that needed assistance from someone that knew what their struggles were from first-hand experience. As he continued his efforts to help restaurant operators and complex accounts with their payroll, HRIS and benefits admiration he simultaneously rose through the ranks to become Senior Manager of New York City- and ultimately Executive Director of Payroll Sales, Hospitality Division. Heading up BenefitMall's hospitality initiatives he was instrumental in helping several large hospitality groups around the country with complicated and creative integrations to meet the demands of what restauranteurs were looking for. Over the years he has had the pleasure of working with such groups as, Hill Country, McFadden’s, Serafina Restaurant Group, The Restaurant Group, The Charlie Palmer Group, B & B Hospitality, Blue Hill @ Stone Barns, Magnolia Bakery, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Richard Sandoval Group.

In August 2016 Leigh was hired by Harri as VP of Enterprise Sales. His main focus is now on talent technology and improving the experience that restauranteurs and multi location/complex hospitality groups demand for finding good front and back of house employees. The "Total Talent Solution" combines 11 legacy systems from finding and sourcing your talent- to on boarding them into payroll all from the cloud. A complete restaurant solution- made by a restauranteur, for the restaurant industry.

In his free time Leigh pursues his passion as a studio musician and has been the lead singer in 3 bands for the last 10+ years. He has played over 100 shows around the country at notable venues from The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, Sullivan Hall in NYC- to Starland Ballroom in NJ. In 2011 his band was asked to perform in 2 major label showcases for Atlantic Records in Washington DC and Cleveland, OH which culminated in releasing a single with Capital USA in early 2012. In Feb 2016 Leigh completed his 5th studio album partnering with, Manny Cabo, (Season 9 of The Voice finalist who got a 4 chair turn and worked with Adam Levine), and, Michael Frio, as one of the primary song writers for "Stratospheric." Residing in Hoboken, NJ and married to his wife, Stephanie, they both enjoy going to eat at their current restaurant clients and supporting the hospitality industry as often as possible.

NYCHG Title: President, and Founding Member

VP of Enterprise Sales
Telephone: 844.427.7443x739
Member Since: January, 2009
Phone Number
(844) 427-7443 x 739
Recruiting Talent Technology
Current Clients
B R Guest, Union Square Hospitality Group, Altamarea Group, Major Food Group
Business Name
New York
New York
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