President, Mr. Handyman® International
J.B. Sassano serves as president for Mr. Handyman International after leading the operations team for the first year he worked for the company. Mr. Handyman is a service-based franchise company within Neighborly®. His priorities and strategic initiatives are focused on helping franchise owners achieve strong unit economics and growing the brand. J.B. was recognized with the 2013 Heart of Mr. Handyman Award at the 2014 Convention for his commitment to upholding Mr. Handyman’s system standards, creating a consistent financial reporting and bench-marking process, and directly supporting the most successful franchise owners in the system with their continued growth and improvements.
Sassano has more than 30 years of senior operations management experience, previous multi-unit franchise ownership experience, and a track record for building and maintaining strong franchisee relationships at Domino’s Pizza. While owning and operating 13 pizza stores near Charlotte, N.C., he was recognized with numerous company awards for sales growth.
During his corporate tenure, he successfully identified sales and business growth opportunities, streamlined processes and procedures to increase efficiency and profitability, and developed performance improvement training programs, both internationally and domestically. Sassano received a bachelor of arts in business administration from the University of South Florida.