Franchisor Interviews and Profiles

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Bring all-natural cleaning to your neighborhood with an Enovana Green Cleaning franchise, using green cleaning products to deliver a more environmentally-friendly and healthier house cleaning experience. By Joe McCutcheon, CEO & Founder In late 2016, I attended “Springboard, A Special...
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Posted on: January 12th 2018
Goldfish Swim School
Goldfish Swim School's year-round swim lesson model for children 4 months to 12 years teaches swim and safety skills while building character, with one certified instructor for every four children. By Chris McCuiston, CEO & Co-Founder, Goldfish Swim School Franchising...
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Posted on: January 11th 2018
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Shelly Sun, CFE, is the CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar Franchising, LLC, a healthcare franchise system providing the full continuum of home care, child care, and medical staffing services. Shelly also serves as Chair of the International Franchise Association's Executive...
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Posted on: January 10th 2018
Darrell Johnson, CFE, is CEO of FRANdata, the franchise industry's source for objective information and analysis. During Darrell’s tenure with FRANdata, the company has become the premier franchise research and advisory firm in the US. He started with the company...
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Posted on: January 10th 2018
Melt Mobile has adapted an American classic comfort food - grilled cheese - to how people are eating today; creative, comforting sandwiches infused with originality, sustainability, and quality ingredients at its core. By Darlene Andersen, Melt Mobile Co-Founder Taking it...
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Posted on: January 9th 2018
Aziz Hashim
Aziz Hashim is the founder of NRD Capital, the first private equity fund sponsored and managed by a multi-unit franchisee. He is also the immediate Past Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Franchise Association (IFA). NRD Capital is...
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Posted on: January 8th 2018
Blink launched its first clubs with a lofty vision – to create a gym whose culture and environment is accepting of all adults, not just for those who are fit enough for a gym. By Todd Magazine, President, Blink Fitness...
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Posted on: January 7th 2018
The London Day School's innovative curriculum introduces preschoolers to the greater world around them with foreign languages, mathematics, and social values such as tolerance and self-control. By Kay Ainsley, Managing Director, MSA Worldwide As a working mother of two, Danielle...
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Posted on: January 5th 2018
Liam Brown is Chief Operating Officer, The Americas, Select Services, Marriott International, Inc., and first Vice Chair of the International Franchise Association's Executive Committee. When J. Willard Marriott and Alice S. Marriott set up their A&W root beer stand in...
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Posted on: January 4th 2018
Gordon Logan is Founder and CEO of Sport Clips Haircuts, and serves as a member of the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors. A Slam-Dunk Business Idea In the early 1990s, Gordon Logan recognized the huge potential and relative lack...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Jania Bailey, CFE is the CEO of FranNet, LLC, the industry’s most respected consultant/broker group guiding individuals to the franchise opportunities that are right for them. For more than 28 years FranNet has been helping individuals find their ideal franchise,...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Kids In Sports franchises teach kids aged 12 months to 12 years the fundamentals of a variety of sports, also emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork, respect, and communication. Kay Ainsley, Managing Director, MSA Worldwide Tapping into the $5 billion youth sports industry...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Melanie Bergeron is past Chair of the International Franchise Association Board of Directors and Chair of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, the fastest-growing moving company in the U.S. By Darice Darling, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK International, Inc. TWO MEN...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
JumpBunch brings sports and fitness classes to existing daycare, preschool and school-age classrooms. Since classes are held at the schools, this is a low-overhead, home-based business. By Thomas Bunchman, Founder of JumpBunch® Fitness Programs for Children Simply put, JumpBunch is...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Kathleen Gilmartin is President and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc., based in Sunrise, Florida. Kathleen also serves as President and CEO of Caring Brands International, a global healthcare franchisor enterprise. By Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO, Interim HealthCare Inc. Founded...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Jerry Crawford, CFE, is President & CEO of Jani-King International, Inc., “The King of Clean,” and holds various officer and director positions of subsidiary and affiliated companies. Jerry also serves as a member of the IFA Board of Directors. “As...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Robert McDevitt, CFE, is Senior Vice-President, Domestic and International Franchise Development for Golden Corral®, and serves as a member of the International Franchise Association’s Board of Directors. The Beginnings of Golden Corral In 1971, James H. Maynard and William F....
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Jim Bugg Sr. is Chairman of Decorating Den Interiors, the largest in-home decorating service in North America. He is also past Chairman of the International Franchise Association, and a member of the IFA Hall of Fame. Since 1969, Decorating Den...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
Samuel Washington “Sam” Meineke is an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding the automotive repair franchise Meineke Discount Mufflers. The company’s name was changed in 2004 to Meineke Car Care. By Greg Johnson Sam Meineke was born into...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018
In 1991, after suffering through what at the time was one of the most publicized disputes in franchising, Alphagraphics, the Tucson-based printing franchisor, entered into discussions with their franchisees to formulate a unified franchise agreement. Prior to 1991, Alphagraphics had...
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Posted on: January 3rd 2018