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Franchise Industry Personnel Changes

When it comes to business, it's all about people, and networking is the name of the game. Read up-to-the-minute announcements about franchise movers and shakers as they accept promotions, make strategic moves, and build franchise operations teams and alliances with the best people in franchising. If franchise executives and officers are on the move get all the details here—and perhaps find a new opportunity for yourself.

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Management Change »

October 24, 2014 at 10:56AM PDT | Source: Bricks 4 Kidz
Bricks 4 Kidz Opportunities Available

St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 - Creative Learning Corporation (OTC: CLCN), owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz®, Challenge Island®, and Sew Fun Studios®, the highly-popular children's education and enrichment programs, today announced that effective October 22, Richard Nickelson is no longer the Company's Chief Financial and Accounting Officer.
Brian Pappas, CEO of Creative Learning commented, "We appreciate the contributions of Mr. Nickelson in his role as Chief Financial and Accounting Officer. We are in active discussions with a number of very strong candidates and look forward to announcing an appointment in the near future."
About Creative Learning Corporation
Creative Learning Corporation, operating under the trade names of Bricks 4 Kidz® and Challenge Island®, offers educational and enrichment programs to children ages 3-12+...

Kathy Thompson Joins EXIT Realty In Montgomery »

October 24, 2014 at 5:24AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Montgomery, AL (Grassroots Newswire) - October 22, 2014 - EXIT Hodges Real Estate in Montgomery announced the addition of Kathy Thompson to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Kathy to EXIT Realty," says Paul Hodges, Broker of EXIT Hodges Real Estate. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Kathy each and every day."
My name is Kathy Thompson. I am from Dothan, Alabama. I have lived in Prattville, Alabama for the last ten years. I am married with two beautiful daughters. We also have two dogs who keep us on our toes. I have a passion for selling Real Estate! Seeing the joy in new home owners' faces is so rewarding. I specialize in assisting buyers and sellers in the River Region area of Montgomery, Alabama...

Arby's Promotes Melissa Strait To Chief People Officer »

October 24, 2014 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Arby's

Newly Created Position Will Lead Global Talent Management
ATLANTA - Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. announced today that it was promoting Melissa Strait, SVP, Human Resources and Leadership Development, to Chief People Officer, a newly created position reporting to Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer. In the new role Strait will be responsible for leading the strategy, development and execution of key organizational effectiveness and talent management programs across the company. Strait has been with Arby's since 1984, when she started as a team member working in an Arby's restaurant in her home state of Michigan.
"Melissa has been an instrumental advisor during my first year and a half as CEO," said Paul Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Arby's Restaurant Group...

EXIT Real Estate Gallery New Agents »

October 23, 2014 at 9:00AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Jacksonville, FL (Grassroots Newswire)- October 22, 2014 - "We are excited to welcome the following New Agents, Vincent Miller, Tina Rizea, Aaron Baety, Outran "Tom" Goes, Demitry Glover, Susan Drain, Brian Cason, Kevin Reiter, Misty Byrd, Robert "Rob" Additon, Gabriella Marichal, Kim Landry, Patricia Meyer, Paul Sugden and Ana Kessler to EXIT Real Estate Gallery," says Stanley Bishop, Owner / Broker of EXIT Real Estate Gallery. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people each and every day."
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income- for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Leading Hinsdale Brokerage Leaves ERA To Join RE/MAX Network »

October 23, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – A prominent real estate brokerage in affluent Hinsdale, Ill., has joined the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network and parted ways with ERA. Now known as RE/MAX Signature Homes and located at 22 N. Lincoln St., the brokerage, formerly ERA Team Feinstein, was the most successful ERA office, not only in the Hinsdale market, but in the metro Chicago area. It has a staff of approximately 40 affiliated brokers, a support staff of five and 2013 closed sales volume of more than $250 million.
Broker/owner Linda Feinstein said that her decision to join RE/MAX was based on the organization's progressive approach to all facets of the real estate business.
"I was especially impressed with the technology that RE/MAX provides," said Feinstein...

EXIT Beach Realty Is Growing Again »

October 21, 2014 at 4:54AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Three More Agents Join
Ormond Beach, FL (Grassroots Newswire) October 20, 2014 - EXIT Beach Realty continues to grow, as they add three more agents this month. Jesus Rodriguez, who is a new Realtor®, also works at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona. Originally from New Jersey, Jesus and his family are glad to be here in Florida.
Fred Richard retired from a thirty-three year oil-field engineering career in Alaska to make a new career in Florida real estate. Fred has long had an interest in realty, and is very excited to be part of the EXIT system. Fred and his wife, Ileana make their home in Ormond Beach.
Realtor® Will Shinew is a retired corporate pilot, and is ready to make his mark with EXIT Beach Realty...

Instant Imprints Hires VP Of Field Support And Training »

October 20, 2014 at 12:41PM PDT | Source: Instant Imprints

Business Development Consultant Mike Boyd Promoted to Newly Created Position to Support Growing Franchisee Population
October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – Instant Imprints, North America's innovative network of promotional products, sign and digital printing centers, announced the appointment of franchise growth expert Mike Boyd to Vice President of Field Support and Training.
"With our aggressive expansion plans underway, we need someone with Mike's expertise to provide support and training to our franchisees," said Ralph Askar, president and CEO of San Diego-based Instant Imprints. "He has a proven track record of supplying the support new and seasoned franchisees need in order to continue to perform at top levels...

Climbing The Ladder: Former Checkers® Manager Becomes Franchisee »

October 20, 2014 at 9:09AM PDT | Source: Checkers Drive In
Checkers Drive In Opportunities Available

Subway Franchisee Joins Checkers for Growth Opportunities
Tampa, FL. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 - Checkers and Rally's Restaurants, Inc. (Checkers®), continues to prove itself as a brand that encourages the growth of both new and existing members of its team. The latest member to join the fast-growing brand as a franchisee is Gurpreet "Goldy" Singh, who is slated to open his first restaurant located at 225 First Avenue, NY, in late November, 2014.
Based on his extensive experience in managing restaurants as well as his familiarity with the Checkers brand, Singh, 32, is certainly poised for success. Prior to joining Checkers as a franchisee, Singh had previously managed a Subway before becoming the General Manager of a Checkers restaurant for five years...

Wyndham Hotel Group’s Rui Barros To Oversee North America Franchise Operations »

October 20, 2014 at 7:05AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // Parsippany, N.J. – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,540 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the appointment of Rui Barros as president and managing director of North America franchise operations.
Rui BarrosIn this role, Barros will be responsible for Wyndham Hotel Group’s field and brand operations functions, overseeing operational performance, ongoing franchisee support efforts and preferred client services for Wyndham Hotel Group properties in North America. He will be based in the company’s Parsippany, New Jersey offices.
A seasoned hospitality industry veteran, Barros has held a number of high-level operations positions with Wyndham Hotel Group...

Value Place Announces Appointment Of Stuart Becker As Executive Vice President And Chief Financial Officer »

October 20, 2014 at 6:36AM PDT | Source: Value Place

October 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // WICHITA, Kan. - Value Place, the nation's largest economy, extended-stay hotel brand, today announced the appointment of Stuart Becker to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Monday, October 13, 2014.
In this role, Becker will oversee the company's finance and accounting functions and will be responsible for the financial management, planning, and operations for each of the brand's core departments, including property management, real estate and franchise development, construction, and franchise and legal services. Becker will leverage his past experience with lenders and private equity sources to identify additional financing to support the continued development of new Value Place properties across the country...

Congratulations Jen Terrance! »

October 20, 2014 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Lush Lawn Franchising

Brighton, MI – Monday, the 13th of October – Lush Lawn is proud to announce the appointment of our first woman Branch Manager Jennifer Terrance. Jennifer has distinguished herself throughout her seven year career here at Lush Lawn through excellent individual performance and excellent management ability. She began in our Grand Blanc office as a Lawn Consultant. She then worked her way up through the company becoming Sales Manager, Senior Sales Manager, and now the Branch Manager of our Brighton branch. Her contributions to our company’s sales department through corporate training materials and developed procedures are a lasting testament to her dedication to her work and position. We look forward to supporting Jen in her new role and wish her great success...

Local St. Louis Family Assumes Ownership Of Valpak Territory »

October 17, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT | Source: Valpak
Valpak Opportunities Available

Former Valpak General Manager Brings Savings to Businesses and Residents in the Community 
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // LARGO, FL – Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Keith and Vickie Carpenter and their son, Brian and his wife, Jessica have acquired the Valpak of Greater St. Louis, Mo., territory.
As a former Valpak general manager, Keith brings 35 years of advertising sales experience to the business. Brian is no stranger to the Valpak brand either, having over 10 years of sales experience with the brand. With this territory, the Carpenters will mail Valpak’s signature blue envelope to 300,000 homes, and growing in the greater St. Louis area including St. Louis, St...

The Entrepreneur's Source Welcomes Art Coley To Advisory Board »

October 17, 2014 at 5:37AM PDT | Source: The Entrepreneur's Source

44-Year-Old Successful Entrepreneur and Company Growth Expert Joins The Entrepreneur's Source Advisory Board to Help Enhance Company Growth Strategies
October 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // SOUTHBURY, Conn. - The Entrepreneur's Source®, the nation's leading alternative career coaching franchise dedicated to the entrepreneur, announces that Art Coley, currently a consultant with AlphaGraphics, has joined the company's Advisory Board. Coley will work with other experienced franchise executives to give guidance and perspective in helping individuals find the right path in franchising and small business ownership, ensuring the growth and relevance of The Entrepreneur's Source in the franchise industry.
"Coley, along with other members of the Advisory Board, will be providing valuable perspectives, experience, and guidance to our team as we celebrate our 30th year in business and prepare for the next 10 years of rapid growth and exceptional unit economics for our Franchisees and Associates," said Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source and Franchise Source Brands International™ (FSBI), a multi-brand business coaching franchisor with several high-performance brands under its helm, including AdviCoach®...

Glass Doctor® Announces Addition Of Vice President »

October 16, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Glass Doctor

Additional VP increases capacity for company to serve franchisees.
Waco, Texas (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Glass Doctor® is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Gai to the corporate staff as Vice President. The company's growth over the last couple of years demanded the creation of a second Vice President position, and Gai will rejoin Glass Doctor to fill that role.
Glass Doctor President Mark Liston explained, "Mike is coming home! He was our VP of Operations before being selected to head up The Dwyer Group's National Sales effort a couple of years ago. As we are growing, it became evident that we needed two VPs - one that would focus on our franchisees current operational needs, which I call "blocking and tackling" and one to guide us to a variety of future opportunities...

Denny's Corporation Announces Promotions For Brand Leadership Team »

October 16, 2014 at 3:56AM PDT | Source: Denny's
Denny's Opportunities Available

Chris Bode Promoted to Chief Operating Officer, John Dillon to Chief Marketing Officer and Jill Van Pelt to Chief People Officer 
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Oct. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Denny's Corporation (Nasdaq:DENN), franchisor and operator of one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, today announced promotions for key leaders, including Chris Bode to the position of Chief Operating Officer, John Dillon to the position of Chief Marketing Officer and Jill Van Pelt to the newly created position of Chief People Officer.
"Chris, John and Jill have all contributed to Denny's success in a meaningful way, further revitalizing America's Diner by leading key initiatives in our plan to drive improvements across our food, service and atmosphere," stated John Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Denny's...

Anna Sokolova Joins EXIT Realty In Brooklyn, NY »

October 15, 2014 at 7:30AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Grassroots Newswire) October 10, 2014 - EXIT Realty Today in Brooklyn, NY today announced the addition of Anna Sokolova to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Anna to EXIT Realty," says Michael Afanasyev, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Today. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Anna each and every day."
Anna has worked in the real estate industry for almost 10 years and brings an abundance of knowledge and know how with her to this new chapter of her real estate career. Prior to joining EXIT Realty Today, Anna worked for Century 21 and Keller Williams.
Anna is happy to be working with EXIT Realty Today! She looks forward with enthusiasm to working with this group of talented professionals...

Toys"R"Us, Inc. Appoints Dianne Guerreiro Managing Director, Toys"R"Us, Australia »

October 15, 2014 at 7:22AM PDT | Source: Toys R Us

Ms. Guerreiro Will Oversee the Company’s 35 Stores, e-Commerce Operations and More Than 1,700 Employees in Australia
October 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // WAYNE, NJ – Toys"R"Us, Inc. today announced the appointment of Dianne Guerreiro as Managing Director, Toys"R"Us, Australia, effective October 1. She will oversee all operations and business activities for the company’s 35 store locations and e-commerce site, as well as provide leadership for the more than 1,700 employees throughout the country. Her responsibilities will include marketing, merchandising, store operations, human resources and customer service excellence. Ms. Guerreiro will report to Monika Merz, President, Toys"R"Us, Asia Pacific.
Ms. Guerreiro has broad experience in the Australian retail industry and most recently served as General Manager, Finance for Toys"R"Us, Australia...

Julia Pushkar Joins EXIT Realty In Brooklyn, NY »

October 15, 2014 at 4:47AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Grassroots Newswire) October 10, 2014 - EXIT Realty Today in Brooklyn, NY today announced the addition of Julia Pushkar to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Julia to EXIT Realty," says Michael Afanasyev, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Today. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Julia each and every day."
Julia has been in the real estate business for more than 15 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Prior to joining the EXIT family, Julia worked with companies such as RE/MAX, Century 21, and lastly, with Keller Williams.
She is excited to be a part of the EXIT family and looks forward to a great relationship with all!
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Liberty Tax Service Names Robert Lougen As Vice President Of Operations »

October 14, 2014 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced today that Robert Lougen has been named Vice President of Operations.
Mr. Lougen has over 35 years of successful tax industry experience, in both the retail and digital consumer tax spaces. He most recently served as President of H&R Block Canada, which, under his leadership, grew to over 2.5 million tax returns.
"Bob's industry expertise set him apart and made him the right person for this executive role," said John Hewitt, Chief Executive Officer. "His extensive knowledge and experience will complement our team and help us continue to push toward our aggressive goals."
About Liberty Tax, Inc...

Domino's Pizza Announces Promotions, Leadership Enhancements »

October 14, 2014 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

Proven Leaders Assume Key Roles
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced promotions for key leaders and an enhanced internal organization structure.
Domino's Pizza unveils new logo. Will be seen on all new stores and those undergoing major renovations.
Richard E. Allison, 47, has been named President, Domino's International. Allison has been with the company since 2011 and has led its international division since that time, succeeding Michael T. Lawton, current Chief Financial Officer, who ran the division prior to Allison. The division has continued to excel under Allison's leadership, adding over 1,800 international stores and 10 new countries since his joining...



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