Sheila McCann - House of Bread

Sheila McCann

Principal-Franchise Operations

After five years as a trial attorney, she decided to leave the conflict driven legal scene. Upon researching several business ideas, she concluded that a bread bakery café would provide her with long term sustainable income, an enjoyable work environment and allow her to share her love of great bread with the small California community that she lived in. She was raised in Montana and grew up on fresh healthy bread made from flour that was locally grown without chemicals, GMO or other preservatives. She arranged for the flour from the same Montana wheat fields to be shipped out west and drew upon her grandmothers’ recipes to open the doors of the first bakery café. After resounding success, and meticulous planning, she launched the House of Bread Bakery Cafe franchise opportunity.

Stephanie Marin - House of Bread

Stephanie Marin

Director of Marketing

Stephanie is graduate from Stetson University and has a BA degree in Marketing & Communications. She has worked with multiple franchise systems in producing results- driven branding and promotional campaigns through both traditional and digital marketing efforts. Currently, Stephanie coordinates for the franchisees, monthly promotions through Facebook, newsletters and delivers to their Café’s in store posters and banners.

Gennaro’s Bio

Director of Concept Development

Mr. DiMeo is the founder and creator of Squisito fast, fresh, casual brand. Gennaro DiMeo has been our Director of Concept Development since our inception in May 2010. Since 1998, he has owned and operated several Squisito® NY Pizza and Pasta Restaurants in Maryland. Since 2005, he has owned and operated the MONTE Restaurant Development Group, the parent company for all corporate stores, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. From 2006 to 2016, he has owned and operated 4 Seasons Grille in Gambrills, Maryland and since 2008, Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen and Wine Bar in Annapolis, Maryland.

Jel Stark - House of Bread

Eric Breeze

Franchise Sales & Development

Eric Breeze and his wife Chris opened the Reno House of Bread and very successfully operated that business for 18 years before selling it. Eric also was the franchisee that developed an extensive wholesale system in order to allow ambitious franchisees an avenue for more net profits. He is uniquely qualified to share his experiences of owning a House of Bread as a franchisee.

John Armatas - House of Bread

Marc Chaisson

Director of Operations

Marc brings years of franchising and food service experience to House of Bread, he developed and oversees our financial and point-of-sale systems. Marc is always available to assist our Franchisees with any issues or questions regarding day-to-day accounting and financial operations and technology. Prior to House of Bread, Marc developed and operated a successful fast-casual restaurant concept with Franchise locations in 5 states. Marc joined House of Bread in 2002.

Alberta Watford- House of Bread

Alberta Watford

Training and Field Support

Alberta has managed the San Luis Obispo House of Bread for four years. She knows how to support the franchisees at all stages of maturity. In addition to the initial training, Alberta makes on-site visits to provide hands-on support and guidance, helping our franchisees achieve operational excellence.