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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.

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Dan Bish

Chief Development Officer

Dan Bish, our Chief Development Officer, has nearly four decades of experience in the franchise industry.

He has held senior leadership roles at various successful franchise companies, and has consistently demonstrated his ability to drive growth, enhance profitability, and uphold operational excellence.

His dedication to supporting franchisees and ensuring their success aligns seamlessly with our values.

Dan has played pivotal roles in the expansion of renowned companies like Pearle Vision, AlphaGraphics, Banfield Pet Hospitals and PetSmart Veterinary Services, contributing to their growth and success on a national scale. He’s worked with dozens of smaller brands as well.

What sets Dan apart is his firsthand experience as both a franchisor and a franchisee. With a combined 19 years of single and multi-unit franchise ownership under his belt, he intimately understands the challenges and rewards of running a franchise business.

Complementing this invaluable insight is his successful 24-year tenure as a franchise consultant and his credentials as a licensed Investment Banker.


Anthony Bortz


As the CEO of EatGatherLove Kitchen Remodeling, Anthony Bortz brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the franchise system. His visionary leadership has propelled the company's growth and reputation, while his deep understanding of customer needs has resulted in exceptional kitchen renovation solutions. Bortz's keen eye for design and commitment to excellence ensures that each project reflects both functionality and aesthetics. He fosters a collaborative work environment that encourages creativity and inspires his team to deliver outstanding results. With a focus on training, support, and quality control, Bortz ensures that franchisees receive the necessary tools to succeed and maintain high standards across all locations. Constantly seeking innovation, he keeps EatGatherLove Kitchen Remodeling at the forefront of the industry, consistently providing customers with exceptional experiences and franchisees with profitable business opportunities.

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.



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.



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.




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.


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.



Davinia Proctor

Program Manager - Marketing


Davinia Proctor is the program manager overseeing creative aspects of marketing on behalf of franchisees. Edward Leaman is the brand architect and Jessica sets social media strategy.  The creative design of the website, corporate brochures, magazine adverts, signage, van wraps, business cards and flyers, show stands etc is handled by Davinia.  There is everything you need to run a successful kitchen renovation franchise.



Rosie Irving

Social Media Manager

Rosie manages all aspects of Social Media for EGL.  The brand direction is set by Edward Leaman, and social media strategy is set by Jessica Schuster.  Rosie oversees creative design, along with her colleague Hannah, and the technical aspects of advertising campaigns on social media such as facebook and instagram.

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