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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.

Adkins Named Culver's Director Of Menu Development »

July 02, 2015 at 9:02AM PDT | Source: Culver's

June 29, 2015 // // PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. - Quinn Adkins has joined Culver Franchising System Inc. as director of menu development. In this position, Adkins will play a critical role in building the Culver's brand through strategic and sound product development, menu management and quality assurance of products.
Adkins has over 14 years of experience in culinary product development; most recently from Olga's Kitchen Inc., a full service casual dining chain in Troy Michigan, where he has spent the last five years as executive chef and product development manager. Adkins previously supported menu development at TGI Fridays in Texas and B.G. Bolton's in Kansas.
"We're fortunate to have a person of Quinn's caliber on our team," says David Stidham, vice president of Marketing at Culver's...

Sears Hometown And Outlet Stores, Inc. Announces New CEO »

July 02, 2015 at 4:25AM PDT | Source: Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores

July 01, 2015 // // HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SHOS) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected William (Will) A. Powell as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, effective immediately. Mr. Powell succeeds W. Bruce Johnson, who as previously announced is stepping down as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. The Board of Directors also has elected Mr. Powell as a member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Powell has been Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since its separation from Sears Holdings Corporation in October 2012. Prior to his employment with the Company he served as Sears Holdings’ Senior Vice President and President, Hometown Stores (at that time a division of Sears Holdings), positions he held from November 2008 to October 2012...

Coverall® Expands Presence Throughout California And Announces New Regional Vice Presidents »

July 01, 2015 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: Coverall Health Based Cleaning System

Leading Franchisor of Commercial Cleaning Businesses Targets Southern California as Growing Market
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, announced today the appointment of two new Regional Vice Presidents in its West Division, based in the company's California Support Centers. Tyler Dickinson has been named Regional Vice President of Sales and Edward Cruz has been named Regional Vice President of Operations.
Dickinson has nearly two decades of experience leading multi-site sales organizations. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales for the Western Division of TruGreen® LandCare where he increased existing division sales by 37 percent over a three-year timeframe...

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Appoints New Marketing And Communications Director Of International Headquarters »

July 01, 2015 at 8:03AM PDT | Source: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®

July 01, 2015 // // Lansing, Mich. – TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/INTERNATIONAL, Inc. is proud to announce the recent promotion of Dawn Kroeger to marketing and communications director of its company headquarters in Lansing, Mich.
Kroeger, of Haslett, began her career with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® September 2004 as marketing manager for the Lansing, Mich., franchise along with two Grand Rapids, Mich., TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise locations, which at the time, were owned by Jon Sorber, one of the original stickmen and current executive vice president. Kroeger oversaw all marketing-related activities for those franchise locations including creating, executing, and tracking the local marketing strategy. Eventually, she transitioned from the Lansing franchise location, to the corporate office...

Bella Avezova Joins EXIT Realty In Fresh Meadows »

July 01, 2015 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Fresh Meadows, New York (Grassroots Newswire) June 29, 2015 - EXIT Realty First Choice in Fresh Meadows today announced the addition of Bella Avezova to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Bella to EXIT Realty," says Roman Davydov, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty First Choice. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Bella each and every day."
A New Addition To Our EXIT Team!! Welcome to the EXIT Realty First Choice Real Estate family; we are glad to have you with us and look forward to working collaboratively. Congrats Bella Avezova!
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...

Domino's® Names Troy Ellis Executive Vice President - Supply Chain »

July 01, 2015 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: Domino's Pizza

Industry veteran joins company from Coca-Cola Refreshments
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery and digital ordering technology, has named Troy A. Ellis to the brand's global leadership team as executive vice president – supply chain, reporting to Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle. Ellis is replacing John Macksood, who is retiring from Domino's after 29 years with the company. Ellis joins Domino's effective this week.
Ellis, who is a former U. S. Army officer serving in the 101st Airborne, was most recently senior vice president of conversion, overseeing manufacturing, transportation planning and third-party logistics for Coca-Cola Refreshments...

Steve Glucksman Rejoins Art Van Furniture As Vice President, Real Estate, Franchising And New Business Development »

June 30, 2015 at 10:42AM PDT | Source: Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich. - June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Retail industry executive Steve Glucksman returns to Art Van Furniture, the Midwest's No. 1 furniture and mattress retailer, on July 1 as vice president, real estate, franchising and new business development. The announcement was made by Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture, and Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture.
Glucksman, who has over 25 years of industry experience, previously served as senior vice president of strategic business development and store operations at Art Van Furniture from December 2009 to January 2014. In his new role, Glucksman will focus his attention on new store and franchise growth opportunities. He left Art Van Furniture in January 2014 to join Ashley Furniture as executive vice president of stores and licensed operations under its Ashley Furniture HomeStores division...

Noble Roman's Adds Supermarket Veteran, Other Sales Talent For Accelerating Growth »

June 30, 2015 at 7:10AM PDT | Source: Noble Roman's Pizza

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - ACCESSWIRE - June 30, 2015 - Noble Roman's, Inc. (NROM), the Indianapolis based franchisor and licensor of Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs, today announced the hiring of a veteran supermarket executive with 40 years of industry experience as well as other additions that will enable the company to accelerate expansion in all three of its growth venues.
Frederick P. Ruehl joined Noble Roman's as Vice President of Supermarket Development, Procurement and Distribution effective July 6, 2015. Mr. Ruehl has held numerous executive positions in the supermarket industry over the last 40 years. Most recently he was with CSM Bakery Solutions BakeMark Division where he was responsible for sales, marketing and control brands for 1,500 bakery/foodservice operations...

Jason Friend Joins EXIT Realty In San Diego »

June 30, 2015 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

San Diego, California (Grassroots Newswire) June 25, 2015 - EXIT Premier Real Estate in San Diego today announced the addition of Jason Friend to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Jason to EXIT Realty," says Vincent Renda, Broker/Owner of EXIT Premier Real Estate. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Jason each and every day."
Jason Friend was first in the real estate industry in the early 90's, then spent over a decade in the Army and working with the Department of Defense. Integrity, honesty, and a strong work ethic are his biggest strengths.
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...

Wendy Byrn Joins EXIT Realty In New Albany »

June 29, 2015 at 9:00AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

New Albany, Indiana (Grassroots Newswire) June 23, 2015 - EXIT Realty One in New Albany today announced the addition of Wendy Byrn to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Wendy to EXIT Realty," says Brian Bell, President of EXIT Realty One. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Wendy each and every day."
Wendy comes from a sales background. She is super excited for the new adventure and looks forward to helping people buy and sale homes.
"Stop Dreaming and Start Living".
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...

Rainbow Station Makes Calculated Investment In Global Growth: Announces New CEO »

June 29, 2015 at 7:07AM PDT | Source: Rainbow Station

Founder Gail Johnson Takes Board Seat to Pave Way for Former Five Guys Largest Franchisee Vance Spilman to Lead Company
GLEN ALLEN, Va. (PRWEB) June 29, 2015 - When Virginia-based Rainbow Station first opened in 1989, the mission was simple: Set excellent unmatched educational standards by empowering children to discover their individual gifts and talents so they could learn early, live well, and lead. Today, that standard is no different; it just has been further validated by its 10 schools domestically and its strong international growth with four locations in China.
With the strongest foundation in the early education franchise space, the time has come to push down the pedal and eye aggressive expansion. To amplify that strategy, founder Gail Johnson has moved to a board seat, recruiting Vance Spilman to spark the growth...

Martin Reinhart Joins EXIT Realty In Louisville »

June 29, 2015 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Louisville, KY (Grassroots Newswire) June 23, 2015 - EXIT Realty One in Louisville today announced the addition of Martin Reinhart to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Marty Reinhart to EXIT Realty," says Brian Bell, President of EXIT Realty One. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Marty Reinhart each and every day."
Marty is thrilled to have joined EXIT Realty One and looks forward to putting his 30+ years of Sales to work to help home ownership become a dream come true for his clients.
"Stop Dreaming. Start Living"
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...

Linda Hill Joining Brightway As HR Director »

June 26, 2015 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

Linda Hill brings 27 years’ HR experience to Brightway as HR Director
June 26, 2015 // // JACKSONVILLE, FLA - Linda Hill, PHR, SHRM-CP, is bringing 27 years of experience to Brightway in the role of HR Director, the company announced.
Brightway is the nation’s seventh largest Personal Lines independent agency, selling property/casualty insurance through a network of franchised locations around the country.
Effective Monday, July 13, Hill will be responsible for Brightway’s HR strategies, continuing to develop and foster its culture, and ensuring Brightway continues to be an employer of choice in Jacksonville.
Hill most recently served as VP and Chief Human Resources Officer at Cypress Property & Casualty Insurance Company in Jacksonville where she was responsible for strategic leadership of the company’s HR initiatives including talent acquisition, policy and procedures administration, performance management, organizational development, compensation and benefits and employee relations and retention...

Muscle Maker Grill Announces The Hiring Of Director Of West Coast Franchise Development »

June 25, 2015 at 8:25AM PDT | Source: Muscle Maker Grill

IRVINE, Calif. - June 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Muscle Maker Grill, an affiliate company of American Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (OTC: ARHI) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that Joe Jaeger has joined its management team as Director of West Coast Franchise Development. Joe has over 30 years of food service and franchise experience at companies such as Taco Bell Corp. and PepsiCo. While at Taco Bell, Mr. Jaeger was Director of Franchising and a Senior Business Planner. He recruited and negotiated the sale of 75 company-owned restaurants to new and existing franchisees. His responsibilities included US real estate site selection, zoning, local compliance and escrow activities required to close on new and resale deals. While at PepsiCo, Mr...

Leading Lawn Care Company Enhances Franchise Development With New Team Additions »

June 25, 2015 at 7:56AM PDT | Source: Weed Man

North America’s Fastest Growing Lawn Care Franchise Begins Strategic Partnership with Ace Franchising; Hires New Franchise Sales & Marketing Coordinator
June 25, 2015 // // CLEVELAND – Looking back at a staggering $73 million in sales for 2014–17.6 percent growth in system sales over the previous year–Weed Man USA plans to expand by 56 additional territories in 2015. To boost their franchise sales process and continue their sustained yearly growth, the nation’s leading lawn care franchise company has partnered with Charlie and Andrew Baker of ACE Franchise Services. In addition, the company has added Tawnya Pappin to their corporate team as franchise sales and marketing coordinator.
“We’ve been successfully growing across North America for decades, and are ready to ramp up our franchise sales process,” said Jennifer Lemcke, COO of Turf Holdings, Inc...

Sherri Fischer Joins Mark Slade Homes Team At Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct »

June 24, 2015 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Keller Williams Realty

Maplewood, NJ - June 24, 2015 - ( - Sherri Fisher, a New Jersey real estate sales professional, has joined the Mark Slade Homes Team at Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct Realty in Maplewood.
Ms. Fischer was most recently with Keller Williams in Summit N.J. She has been in real estate for 3 years and has more than 15 years of experience in print and digital advertising in the Publishing and Entertainment industries. Her extensive background in marketing, advertising and promotion has enabled her to bring a wealth of skills and knowledge to the world of real estate. She is a graduate of Hofstra University and lives in Millburn, NJ, with her family.
“I am pleased to have Sherri on our team,” said Mark Slade. “Keller Williams offers its associates unparalleled growth and learning opportunities in the real estate industry...

Home Care Assistance Of Annapolis Welcomes Ellen Christian As Director Of Marketing And Community Outreach »

June 24, 2015 at 6:27AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Ellen Christian joins Home Care Assistance as Director of Marketing and Community Outreach
June 24, 2015 // // Gambrills, MD – Home Care Assistance of Annapolis a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, welcomes Ellen Christian as the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach. Ellen will play an integral role in developing key partnerships with healthcare and senior care professionals, fostering the growth of Home Care Assistance in Anne Arundel County and the greater Annapolis area. Her role will largely focus on company initiatives and programs such as Hospital to Home Care and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an innovative approach to brain health. Christian, who received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Syracuse University, has made remarkable contributions to the local community through her leadership positions on several local Chambers of Commerce and as a Director for Partners in Care, a local nonprofit that promotes the independence of older adults in the community...

Seasoned C-Suite Executive Bob Blair Joins FranConnect As New Chief Financial Officer »

June 23, 2015 at 8:00AM PDT | Source: FranConnect

FranConnect Continues Focus on Expanding Executive Leadership Team to Enhance Operations
June 23, 2015 // // Reston, Va. – FranConnect, the industry leader in franchise management systems, is pleased to welcome Bob Blair to the company as its newly appointed Chief Financial Officer. In his role as CFO, Blair is intimately involved in leading the company’s accounting, legal, human resources and information technology divisions. Blair brings dedication to ensuring satisfaction – for customers, employees and investors – through high accountability, scalable infrastructure and strategic growth.
“We have already set some aggressive goals, instituted employee programs designed to drive enthusiasm and success, and put processes in place that will enable continuous improvement,” Blair said...

Welcome Valerie Evans! »

June 22, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

EXIT Realty Bitterroot Valley is pleased to welcome their newest agent, Valerie Evans.
Hamilton, MONTANA (Grassroots Newswire) June 16, 2015 - With an educational background in forensic science, love of negotiating everything from rivers to real estate, combined with years of creating exceptional customer experiences, Val will provide a service unparalleled in the industry.
“Val’s past experience in and passion for sales make her uniquely qualified in this industry,” said Max Coleman, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty. “Her focus is helping her clients’ meet their Real Estate goals. She is fearless!”
Whether buying or selling, Val is ready, able and willing to work hard for you. Call Val today at 406-375-9251 or 406-686-3794 or Val@exitrealtybv...

Edible Arrangements International Names Tony DiPippa New CFO »

June 19, 2015 at 9:51AM PDT | Source: Edible Arrangements
Edible Arrangements Opportunities Available

Experience includes leadership roles in finance with Procter & Gamble, Dun & Bradstreet and Godiva Chocolatier
June 19, 2015 // // WALLINGFORD, Conn. - Edible Arrangements International today announced that Tony DiPippa has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the global leader in shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements and treats.
DiPippa replaces former CFO George Wilson, who moves over to support Edible Arrangements founder and CEO Tariq Farid in the expansion of Edible Brands and his other ventures, including Netsolace, Broadpeak and Naranga.
“George played a critical role in helping me grow Edible Arrangements into an industry leader, and will now play a similar role in the growth of our early-stage businesses,” Farid said...

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