Dustin Distefano

Dustin Distefano

Title: CEO
Company: A Place at Home Franchise
Location: Omaha, NE

Dustin Distefano, CEO of A Place at Home Franchises, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in franchise licensing and management.
Since 2011, Mr. Distefano has dedicated himself to managing and growing A Place at Home, a franchise senior care company offering patients and families a range of creative and compassionate care options for their loved ones. Before recognizing his entrepreneurial talent, Mr. Distefano had earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and briefly pursued a career in the field, realizing quickly that his interests lay elsewhere. During the mid-2000s, he moved to the UK to accept a position as a Sales Verification Manager for XLN Telecom, leading to a series of management roles for small and midsized European telecom companies. Mr. Distefano returned to the United States in 2005 and spent the next several years climbing the ranks at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, leaving the company in 2011 as a branch manager.
The idea for A Place at Home emerged from Mr. Distefano’s experiences caring for his great-grandmother and becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant. He established the company with a childhood friend, spending the first five years as Operations Manager and beginning a franchise model based on what he had learned from Enterprise. In 2016, Mr. Distefano became CEO of A Place at Home, a role he continues to hold as the company has expanded to include 18 thriving franchises. He was named to the City of Omaha’s 2013 40 Under 40 List, and attributes his success to his unwavering drive, the support of his family and business partner, and his entrepreneurial and logistical expertise. Mr. Distefano has his sights set on further growth in the coming years, with plans for more A Place at Home franchises and new business concepts in development such as an IV hydration spa, a residential treatment facility franchise, and a commercial disinfection and cleaning company. As a part of his commitment to providing outstanding options for senior care and supporting franchise owners in building strong businesses, Mr. Distefano is a member of the International Franchise Association and is an active volunteer with his area Alzheimer’s Association chapter.

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