Pierre Abushacra shares his story of entrepreneurship from immigrant to banker to CEO of Firehook Bakery.
He was born in Beirut Lebanon where he lived until the age of 7 when, in 1974, he moved to Greece with his family to escape the civil war in Lebanon.
In 1984, at the age of 17, his mother’s experience as a Lebanese pastry chef allowed the family to immigrate to the US and become US citizens.
Pierre graduated from George Washington University’s School of Business with a major in Finance in 1988 after which he worked in Washington DC in private banking for 4 years.
In 1992, Pierre founded Firehook Bakery with 2 partners. Firehook started as a sourdough bread bakery and café in Old Town Alexandria. Firehook currently operates a wholesale bakery and 8 company owned and operated cafes in the Washington DC metro area.
In 2012, Firehook launched a packaged goods line of baked crackers distributed nationally to conventional supermarkets and natural food stores.
Check out episoe #390 of Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do to hear his journey.
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