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Mark Mele, CFE is Chief Development Officer at Paris Baguette America.
Mark has over 30 years of leadership experience building and guiding franchise brands. Mele has achieved the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation from the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives (ICFE) through the International Franchise Association.
As an accomplished corporate franchise sales and development strategist, Mele’s vision and expertise in business performance has driven notable franchise brands such as Century 21 Real Estate Corporation, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson, Retro Fitness, Kumon North America and Huntington Learning Centers. Mele has achieved exciting company turnarounds and is recognized for his success in growing franchise brands. His strategic approach to expanding a franchise brand is reflected in his work as Vice President of Franchise Development of Kumon North America, Inc., where his leadership resulted in the opening of over 500 new franchised Kumon Math and Reading centers in 4 years.
In addition to Mele’s exceptional track record in franchise development, Mele is also known for his ability to create and implement positive change in the areas of franchise operations and franchisee support. His franchise achievements have been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Forbes.com as well as other business media. Mele is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and is actively involved in an advisory capacity with start-up and emerging franchise companies.
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What You’ll Learn in This Episode
- About Paris Baguette and their core values
- What makes Paris Baguette different from other bakeries
- How many locations are in the US
- Paris Baguette growth plans for 2021