CANTON, Mass. (PRWEB) April 05, 2018
School of Rock announces new additions to its finance and franchise development teams to support the franchisor’s rapid global growth.
John Cappadona has been named Chief Financial Officer. Cappadona was most recently Vice President of Finance at Sentient Jet, a leading private aviation company. Before that, Cappadona built the financial planning and analysis team at W.B. Mason Company. He has also held key roles at Olympus and Boston Scientific. He earned a B.A. with honors from UMass Amherst and an MBA with honors from Babson College.
Laurie Sweeney joins School of Rock as Controller. Sweeney served as Assistant Controller at W.B. Mason after 15 years at Papa Gino’s, where she progressed from Accounting Manager to Controller. Sweeney has also worked in non-profit manufacturing and services. She graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Accounting.
Brian Galvin, the new Director of Franchise Development, comes to School of Rock after serving in a similar capacity at Rita’s Italian Ice. In addition to franchise sales experience, Galvin has worked for multi-unit franchisees, and has run his own franchises. He is a graduate of Boston University.
“I’m excited about the talented team we are building,” says Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. “School of Rock’s unique combination of music lessons and performance-based music education is fueling compelling growth in existing schools, strong franchise sales, and expansion to international markets. John, Laurie and Brian will help accelerate this momentum.”
This year marks the company’s twentieth year in business. School of Rock expects to have 225 locations across ten countries this year, exposing more than 30,000 students to the life-changing effects of learning and performing music.
For more information please visit http://www.SchoolofRock.com.
ABOUT SCHOOL OF ROCK
School of Rock helps aspiring musicians master skills, unleash creativity, and develop tools they need to thrive in life. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA in 1998, School of Rock has become a rapidly growing international franchise operating over 200 schools in ten global markets. Since 2009, School of Rock has grown student count from 4,000 to over 25,000. School of Rock offers a wide variety of music lessons, including guitar lessons, singing lessons and piano lessons.