• Mike Hislop

    Mike Hislop

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mike Hislop joined Corner Bakery Cafe as the chief executive officer in February 2006. Armed with an experienced management team and a growth strategy unparalleled within the industry, Mike has since transformed the brand from a company-owned and operated neighborhood gathering spot to a franchised industry leader that holds one of the highest average annual sales volumes of any national fast casual brand.

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  • Gary Price

    Gary Price


    Gary Price, a dynamic restaurant executive with over 20 years of fast-track leadership experience, joined Corner Bakery Cafe as president in October 2012. Under Gary’s leadership, Corner Bakery Cafe will continue its fast-paced growth track, with plans to double its footprint in the U.S. over the next four years through a combination of franchised and company-owned cafes.

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  • Blake Bernet

    Blake Bernet

    Chief Legal Officer

    Blake Bernet joined the Corner Bakery Cafe team in 1996 as corporate counsel, moving into the restaurant business from a transactional law practice with a large Dallas firm. In May 2014 Blake was promoted to Chief Legal Officer, overseeing the increasing legal efforts that come with Corner Bakery Cafe’s fast-paced accelerated growth, as well as legal matters for its sister brand, Il Fornaio.

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  • Justin Lambeth

    Justin Lambeth

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Justin is a seasoned leader with deep retail, consumer insight and strategic marketing experience. In 2015, he joined the Corner Bakery Cafe family following several executive leadership roles at PepsiCo Inc., where he was responsible for marketing, consumer engagement and shopper marketing for the company’s Quaker Division as CMO.

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  • Mike Nolan

    Mike Nolan

    Chief Development Officer

    Michael J. Nolan, a franchise and restaurant veteran with over 25 years of leadership experience, joined the Corner Bakery Cafe team as Chief Development Officer in May of 2014 just as the brand prepares for fast-paced, accelerated growth.

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  • Salil Bapat

    Salil Bapat

    Chief Financial Officer

    Salil joined Corner Bakery Cafe in January of 2015 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing an impressive wealth of financial and restaurant experience, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer for YUM Brands’ Latin America and Caribbean region, representing the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Brands. He has also supported YUM Brands in Thailand and South Korea in progressively larger CFO roles.

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  • Ric Scicchitano

    Ric Scicchitano

    Executive Vice President, Food & Supply Chain

    Ric Scicchitano holds the inimitable designation of being the first-ever Corner Bakery Cafe employee. Scicchitano graduated from New York’s Culinary Institute of America (CIA) where he obtained a dual degree in culinary in 1989 and baking in 1991. Upon graduation, he immediately went to work for restaurateur Richard Melman’s newest concepts: Maggiano’s Little Italy and Corner Bakery, where he helped create an updated menu.

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  • Denise K. Clemens

    Denise K. Clemens

    Senior Vice President, Human Resources

    Seek out most vice presidents of award-winning, multi-million dollar companies and you’ll find them behind closed doors, locked in meetings or glued to their computer screens. Look for Denise Clemens, senior vice president of human resources at Corner Bakery Cafe, and you’ll often find her onsite chatting with one of the company’s more than 3,500 team members.

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  • Paul Hicks

    Paul Hicks

    Senior Vice President, Operation Services & New Concept Development

    Paul joined Corner Bakery Cafe in 1998 serving in various field operations roles in Dallas-Fort Worth and Southern California prior to becoming Director of Catering Operations in 2006. He was named Vice President of Operations Services in 2008, Paul was promoted to Vice President of Training & Operations Services in 2010, then to Senior VP of Operation Services & New Concept Development in 2015. 

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  • John LaBarge

    John LaBarge

    Senior Vice President, Franchise Business

    From his hands-on involvement in sales and development to overseeing franchise operations, John LaBarge has played an integral role in the rapid expansion of Corner Bakery Cafe’s franchise system throughout the U.S. Applying over 25 years of individual and multi-unit restaurant operations experience, John works side-by-side with respected industry leaders, developers and operators as the brand more than doubles its presence in the next three years.

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  • Joe Webb

    Joe Webb

    Senior Vice President, Operations

    Joe Webb has been with Corner Bakery Cafe since 1998, and has served as General Manager, Area Director, Regional Director and VP Operations before being promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations in 2015. 

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  • Jeff Dinard

    Jeff Dinard

    Vice President, Information Technology

    Jeff joined Corner Bakery Cafe in January of 2013 as Vice President of Information Technology, and is charged with defining and executing the strategic vision for the ways in which technology will drive profitability and be a true differentiator for the brand. In the role, Jeff oversees all aspects of technology while ensuring that all directives are scalable, sustainable, supportable, and foster the company’s targeted growth in the franchise space.

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  • Gregg Koffler

    Gregg Koffler

    Vice President, Franchise Sales

    Gregg Koffler joined Corner Bakery Cafe in May of 2012 as Director of Franchise Sales, fostering the brand’s multi-unit national expansion and commitment to partnering with respected franchise leaders and operators in the restaurant industry. Gregg was promoted to Vice President in the summer of 2013 to spearhead overall sales and growth of the franchise division.

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  • Belinda Hebbler

    Belinda Hebbler

    Vice President, Finance / Controller

    Belinda Hebbler became Controller of Corner Bakery Cafe in 2007 to establish an efficient and effective accounting department for the brand after its separation from Brinker. She was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2010 and has current responsibility for all accounting, treasury and financial reporting functions.

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