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Tony Gemignani

President & CEO

Tony Gemignani is the chef and owner of twenty-eight locations in Northern California and Las Vegas: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, Capo’s, Giovanni Italian Specialties, Tony’s Coal-Fired Pizza, multiple Slice Houses by Tony Gemignani, all in San Francisco; Pizza Rock in Sacramento and Las Vegas; and Tony’s of North Beach and Slice House by Tony Gemignani in Rohnert Park and Las Vegas.

for his pizza making and tossing skills. He is proprietor of the International School of Pizza in San Francisco, where he certifies chefs from around the world, and is an official U.S. Ambassador of Neapolitan Pizza by the city of Naples, a prestigious title only given to three people in the entire world. Tony has even been inducted four times into the Guinness World Book of Records.

Tony has appeared on several popular shows including Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and is a regular on Food Network. He even took home the gold medal at the Food Network Pizza Champions Challenge. He is the author of PIZZA, Tony and the Pizza Champions, and most recently, The Pizza Bible, the definitive book on pizza.

Nick Bogacz

Chief Operating Officer

Nick is the President/Founder of Caliente Pizza & Draft House. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, he opened his first location in fall of 2012 and has grown quickly to his 6 current locations. He started in the industry as a delivery driver in 1996 and fell in love with the team atmosphere and high energy that the pizza business provides. He worked his way through many levels of corporate chain Pizza Company’s always having his eye set on opening his own independent stores. He learned corporate structures and procedures and business financial systems that have helped him to build his company very fast. Nick loves the freedom an independent operation provides for company decision making. He is a motivating leader and team builder and has grown his company to over 250 employees through leading by example.

Caliente and his team members have won numerous awards in the industry including World Championships at the Pizza Expo in 2016, 2017 & 2018 and The Best American Pizza at the World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy in April of 2019.  He is also a part of the International Pizza Expo’s family of speakers.

Nick was successful in bringing together pizza and craft beer within his company. Each of his restaurants boast over 20 taps and a bottle selection of over 150 beers. His stores specialize in hard to source craft beers from across the country and around the world. He has also taken a unique approach to craft beer by setting up collaboration brew’s with brewery’s. Nick and his team go to brewery’s where they brew special recipe beers to be served at his locations. He has collaborated with local breweries and world class breweries across the country.

Nick believes in giving back to the industry and entrepreneurs alike.  He wrote his first book “The Pizza Equation” in March of 2019.  The outpouring success of the book led to Nick wanting to spread his knowledge even more by starting his weekly podcast “The Business Equation.”

Nick’s goals in the Pizza Industry continue to be met by being committed to excellence with focus and positive vibes. His wife Angie has been his biggest supporter and proud to be a Pizza Wife for Life. His teen aged kids have grown up in the industry and have taken a keen interest in the business. When not in the grind and every day hustle that he craves, he enjoys good quality fun and relaxing with his family.

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Scott Anthony

Chief Financial Officer

Scott Anthony, a member of the World Pizza Champions, operates an award-winning pizzeria in Punxsutawney, PA. He is an author, speaker and consultant within the industry. His innovative marketing techniques over the last 25 years have gained him recognition as a marketing guru on a local and national basis.

Siler Chapman

Vice President

Siler Chapman began his college career at UNC Charlotte with his sights set on mechanical engineering. After 9/11, he realized he was needed in elsewhere. He felt that he was being called to work with family and friends while serving his community. He quit school and with the help of his family, Siler opened Si’s Pizzeria in Fort Mill, SC.

He grew Si’s Pizzeria to three locations in North and South Carolina. The pizzerias were full service with 100+ seats, delivery, and take-out. Having to build a brand from the ground up to what would become a landmark in the community was no easy task. Siler’s determination to always win was a big part of his success.

For 12 years, he worked with the young people in the community through his pizzeria and his wakeboarding and snowboarding ministry. Siler became well known in the community for throwing dough locally and nationally. In fact, he holds three world titles for acrobatics, gaining him appearances on the Food Network, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Steve Harvey Show and The Today Show just to name a few.

Siler is a founding member of the World Pizza Champions and an organizer of the World Pizza Games (held at the International Pizza Expo) since 2005.

Siler rolling pizza dough on his shoulder

Independent Contributors

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LeeAnna Shepherd

LeeAnna worked in the pizza industry for 10 years along side her brother Michael Shepherd starting out as a pizza maker and ending as manager of his original pizzeria. Following in Michael’s footsteps she began competing in international pizza tossing competitions making her the first American woman to compete. Through her pizza career she won multiple gold and silver medals, and was the first woman to win the gold for Fastest Pizza Tosser in Las Vegas in 2008.

LeeAnna is definitely a foodie at heart and loves to make pizza for family and friends, teaching them how to hand toss dough and playing with creative toppings, one of her favorite being a smoked mozzarella and meyer lemon pizza. More recently LeeAnna has been working with Quality Improvement using principals from the Dartmouth Institute and strives to create simple problem solving spreadsheets using excel.

When she’s not working hard you can find her teaching and practicing yoga and trying to eat and drink her way around the world!

Ann Farrell

Ann Farrell lives in the Pacific Northwest in Tacoma WA. She shares ownership with her family in the 9-location chain Farrelli’s Pizza. Ann designed the processes and training that allows Farrelli’s to consistently re-create healthy PROFITABLE working environments. In 2017 Ann started Align & Unify 2 Thrive and now focuses all her energy on helping Farrelli’s and other organizations identify and grow leaders who build strong teams and get amazing results. Ann has a MA from Bastyr University in applied behavioral science with emphasis on organizational and leadership development.

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Will Grant

Will Grant began his career at ripe old age of eight, working the kitchen in his family’s restaurant, That’s A Some Pizza, on Bainbridge Island, Washington. By 10, he was apprenticing under several different chefs and, into his late teens, he had helped to open 5 restaurants.

As a young man, he decided to strike out on his own, leaving the family business for the east coast to gain experience running kitchens at major chains, like Red Robin, Bertucci’s, and learning alongside some of the world’s best chefs, like Wolfgang Puck.

He eventually returned to his Pacific Northwest roots and That’s A Some Pizza, but this time as owner and head chef. Wanting to make the most of the restaurant’s 120-year-old sourdough starter, he attended the International School of Pizza in San Francisco, training alongside his idol, Tony Gemignani.

When he isn’t busy running the family business, Will spends time with his wife and young daughter and makes time to travel.


  • Winner—2017 Caputo Cup, Non-Traditional category
  • Certified Pizzaiolo
  • World Pizza Champion Team Member


That’s A Some Pizza
488 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110