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Our Team

Our vision is to build a one of a kind brand that delivers a customer experience that people fall in love with, and a business that is embraced by its franchise family as one of the best decisions of their lives. Our purpose is creating the heart and soul of home.

We also believe that owning your own business should be fun and financially rewarding. While many in the booming kitchen refurbishment business chase large complicated projects, we’ve perfected the art of attracting customers who choose a different, less expensive option. Your role as the business owner is to optimize the technology we provide that helps you oversee the project and provide amazing customer service.

Born out of over 120+ Dream Doors franchise units globally, EatGatherLove has its sights set on expansion in the US. We’ve put a team together of industry and franchise support experts other franchises can only dream of. If you’re truly ready to take the next step toward owning a solid, successful business, take a few minutes to review our site and then fill out the form. One of our franchise representatives will be glad to help you determine if it’s the right move for you.

Franchise Inquiries

#27

Anthony Bortz

President

Anthony Bortz has been a successive entrepreneur since the age of 21. He was a franchisee of multiple one hour Photo businesses for close on 28 years with multiple other businesses during that period. Anthony has owned clothing companies, a pizza restaurant, picture framing business and a toilet paper factory.

Anthony immigrated to the USA from South Africa with his wife and three children in 1999. He purchased a commercial and residential glass company, Discount Glass & Mirror, and a custom picture framing business, Art & Framing Solutions, successfully growing these over the past 20 years. His business ownership portfolio also includes a wood shop that specializes in Historical restoration of wood windows and doors, Alpine Windowerks. Anthony has been involved with EGL since its inception in the USA as an investor and a franchisee for the first Franchise in San Diego.

 

#28

Len Brenner

Chief Financial Officer

Len Brenner has 30-plus years of experience in financial and business management. He has performed with distinction in leadership roles in an array of businesses and industries in the United States and internationally. Len commenced his financial career at Price Waterhouse, a multinational professional auditing, assurance, consulting and tax services company. Thereafter, he worked with Dawson & Fraser, Punch Line, Intellevue, Torsys Consulting and Tornado Development before joining T2 Tech Group™ in 2013 as its CFO.

Len is adept at being responsible for heading up all accounting operations and assisting in day to day business operations. He has a well-rounded and diversified professional portfolio which encompasses financial analysis, purchasing, and cash and risk management.

Len Brenner received his bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is accredited as a Chartered Accountant. Len has been involved with EGL since its inception in the USA as an investor and a franchisee for the first Franchise in San Diego.

 

#14

Richard Prout

Chief Technology Officer

Richard Prout (BSc Computing) has served as our Chief Technology Officer since our inception. He has 30 years experience in the technology sector with experience in Internet Marketing Technology, Information/Document Management, Reporting Systems, Business Modeling, and Entrepreneurship. He has worked in the Kitchen Remodeling industry for 5 years.

 

 

#16

Edward Leaman

Strategic Advisor

Edward’s reputation and work has been built on the ability to broaden market share while building sustainable brand health. His work produces company growth and shareholder value by aligning product, customer experience journey and the marketing mix in a dynamic relationship with customer values and attitudes and then driving the holistic execution of operational platforms relentlessly. His teaching career has been varied starting at St Martins School of Art in London and also the Sustainable MBA program at Dominican University, California. For the last seven years he has been teaching brand strategy at Stanford and also holds an Adjunct Professor position at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Edward has worked with many franchise systems over many years including: California Closets, CertaPro Painters, College Pro, Stain Glass Overlay, Pillar To Post, Floor Coverings International, Paul Davis Restoration, Gloria Jeans Coffee, The Body Shop, Signal 88 Security, Nutrilawn and Qualicare.

#17

Joe Kurland

Chief Learning Officer

Joe’s expertise is small business management and Franchise owner coaching. His expertise comes from 20 years of international franchise expansion in over 30 countries. Joe has worked with AlphaGraphics, Comfort Keepers, Body Street and also having worked with BMW. Joe was Adjunct Professor at both The Wharton School of Business and the University of Denver, he also speaks four languages inc Spanish. He is a tireless Franchise business expert, ready to help and share his knowledge with new EatGatherLove Franchisees enabling them to grow personally and achieve their business goals.

 

#29

Tom Raymond

Franchise Development

Tom Raymond has been involved in business and franchising for over 30 years, with 25+ of those years in franchising. Tom has been in leadership roles in franchise development, operations, and training with franchisors in four different industries including: quick service restaurant, technology, home inspection and the home repair services industries. In addition, he owned an area development territory and his own franchise operation in the quick service restaurant industry.

With his vast experience across multiple industries, as well as his business ownership, Tom’s experience allows him to guide first time business owners as well as those with prior business ownership, through the intricate franchise due diligence process; the ultimate goal of a mutual agreement whereby the candidate finds the business fits their personal and financial objectives and the franchise feels the candidate is the right fit for the business.

Throughout Tom’s 25+ years in franchising, he has worked with hundreds of clients. He understands the fear and anxiety that is common with a major decision like business ownership; “he’s been there, done that, and got the t-shirt” which is why his experience is such a value to those he works with, helping guide them to make the decision that is right for them.

#31

Claire Treweek

Project Manager - Marketing

Claire Treweek is the Project Manager overseeing all aspects of both corporate and franchisee marketing. Edward Leaman is the brand architect and Jessica sets social media strategy. The implementation of the brand strategy, is run by Claire’s team at the Myth marketing agency. They have 20 years experience working internationally to transform and grow brands, as well as deliver excellent ROI on advertising campaigns to generate sales leads. Myth has been involved with EGL from its inception and created all of the marketing collateral from the brand book to the imagine product brochure. There is everything you need to run a successful kitchen renovation franchise from post-cards, door-hangers and yard signs, right through to sophisticated social media and video adverts.

 

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