Sean Brennan, Founder & CEO
Most recently the opening manager at trendy ‘Eveleigh’ restaurant (Top 10 restaurant 2011) in Los Angeles, Sean has been in and out of the culinary world since his first bartending job at the age of 17. His upbringing in Wisconsin laid the background for his philosophies on modesty, customer service, and work ethic. He worked through college in restaurants, but not until a brief stint at Point Brewing Company where he learned the passion one could have for making an artisan product you can believe in. An opportunity to live and work in Ireland taught him that local is always better, and that there is a correct way of pouring a pint of Guinness. Prior to Eveleigh, Sean spent two years in the restaurant scene in San Francisco, including managing the popular Liberties gastro pub in Noe Valley.
Matthew Heffner, Founder & CEO
Matt has been baking with his mother, Rebecca Grasley - the matriarch of The Pie Hole, since he was old enough to hold a rolling pin. He has a degree in Industrial Design, is a machinist and a sculptor, and has been a manager of a Starbucks where he learned the art of espresso and the coffee culture around it. Matt is fascinated by world cuisine and has a passion for baking pie, and his café experience lends expertise in The Pie Hole’s market positioning.
Rebecca Grasley, Keeper of the Recipes
The matriarch of The Pie Hole and keeper of the recipes, Becky has been baking for more than 50 years. She has won the coveted ‘Best Pie” award at the New Jersey State Fair a record seven years in a row. A Nurse by trade, after she retired, she decided to pursue a lifelong dream of opening a pie shop.