Company

Bio Picture Chris Catalano
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Catalano has served as CEO of School of Rock since July 2010 and Chairman of the Board since June 2009. He has also served as a Partner at Be-Cause, LLC since July 2008. From June 2003 to June 2008, Mr. Catalano served as Chief Investment Officer of McDonald's Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of McDonald's Corporation.

Bio Picture Mark Biondi
SVP Operations

Mark began drumming at the age of 3. After touring the country as a professional drummer and having the opportunity to play with such notable artists as Slash, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer, Jerry Cantrell, Perry Farrel and Eric Hutchinson he went on to session playing earning a platinum record for his work with John Legend  and a Gold record for his work with Def Jam artist Nas. Mark has been with School of Rock since 2005. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children. His son Jack is a drummer at the School of Rock in Chatham,NJ

Contact Mark at mbiondi@schoolofrock.com.

Bio Picture Aaron Delfausse
Vice President of Development

Aaron grew up just outside of Burlington, VT. He spent his early career consulting to retail and service businesses around the world and later moved to marketing and operations roles within consumer focused companies. Aaron’s first musical love were the grunge bands that came out of Seattle in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He’s passionate about bringing School of Rock to more kids around the globe.

Contact Aaron at adelfausse@schoolofrock.com

Bio Picture Carl Hinds
Vice President of Company Operations

Carl picked up electric guitar at age 11. He has released several albums on Columbia Records with the band Dandelion, toured internationally, and has had his music featured in several motion pictures and television shows. He has also written the music for several children's theater productions that continue to tour nationally. Carl joined School of Rock in 2005. He lives in Portland with his wife and three children.

Contact Carl at chinds@schoolofrock.com.

Bio Picture Paige Peavler
Director, New Schools and International Operations

Paige has worked as an actress, casting director and agent for the theatre and film industry. In 2001, she left to pursue corporate America and cookware with Calphalon Corp. managing cooking schools in Chicago and Toronto. After acquiring her MBA, Paige found the perfect job combining music, kids and business working for the School of Rock. Paige has been with School of Rock since 2006.

Contact Paige at ppeavler@schoolofrock.com.

Bio Picture Stephanie Scianna
Director of Franchise Operations and Special Projects

Stephanie Scianna is a pianist, vocalist, keyboardist and fine artist with degrees in Music and Fine Art. She was a special education art teacher in Miami, Florida before moving to New York City where she continued her career in education as an Executive Director at The Princeton Review SES division. She oversaw field and internal operations of multiple schools within the NYC area and helped the division grow from a start up to a multi-million dollar business. Scianna then found her home at School of Rock, infusing her passion of music, education and business in multiple roles including General Manager, Northeast Regional Manager, and now, as the Director of Franchise Operations and Special Projects.

Contact Stephanie at sscianna@schoolofrock.com.

Bio Picture Justin Nihiser
Director of Franchise Operations

Justin grew up in Ohio, dreaming of the day when he'd be able to make music a part of his job. He graduated Berklee College of Music in 2004 and joined the millions of other folks who were quickly migrating to sunbelt cities, eventually landing in Atlanta. While still finding his way in the south, Justin was tapped to open a School of Rock, and he's not looked back since. During that time, and continuing to this day, Justin has also written music that currently receives airtime on dozens of networks and hundreds of shows globally, including having his music recently used on the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics. Justin has been with School of Rock since 2007.

Contact Justin at jnihiser@schoolofrock.com.