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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.

FOCUS Brands® has promoted Paul Macaluso to President of McAlister’s Deli®.
Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IRG) announced that Debra Eybers has been named Interim Chief Operating Officer, effective November 29, 2016 and Lou Anne Banks joined the company as Vice President of Marketing on October 17, 2016.
U.S. Lawns, a commercial landscape maintenance company, announced today that they have promoted Brandon Moxam to Vice President.
James Park, CEO of Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, today announced that two seasoned industry professionals have joined the growing company’s executive team.
Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., announced the appointment of Bill Bode as Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations.
Medifast, Inc. announced that the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recently recognized Michael MacDonald, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Edible Arrangements International, LLC, the worldwide leader in creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements and treats, today announced that Anthony (Tony) Pavese has been named President of Edible Global, LLC.
Valpak, a leader in local print and digital coupons, announced today Ken and Priscilla Clark, owners of Small Pond Advertising, LLC., have acquired Valpak of Volusia County
  • Dec 2nd, 2016
  • By: Valpak
  • 60    0
With the recent appointment of David Gleason as the new Director of Franchise Development, Paris Baguette is entering a new era of growth with the goal of reaching 350 U.S. locations by 2020.
Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company based out of Hanover, Mass., recently announced Greg Toppi as its new vice president of real estate and construction.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today Emily Harrington has signed franchise agreements to expand the brand’s presence in Tampa, Florida.
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Pizza Factory, adored for its great-tasting menu items and an environment unmatched among pizza competitors, recently announced the appointment of Jim Thornton to the role of chief operating officer.
Joseph Koss, who has been chief financial officer for Culver Franchising System Inc. (CFSI) since 2000, will become president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2017.
  • Nov 29th, 2016
  • By: Culver's
  • 15    0
MOOYAH is proud to announce the promotion of Jordan Duran to Director of Franchise Sales in order to strengthen development strategy and steer intelligent growth.
Blast & Brew has tapped the expertise of industry veteran Mike Reynolds to help grow the young brand and attract new franchise prospects.
Wyndham Hotel Group announced two new appointments in the Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA) leadership team.
Keller Williams Palos Verdes, the area’s premier real estate brokerage, is pleased to announce Kyle King as its new President and Team Leader.
Brant Hartle first learned about TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the largest national moving franchise system in the U.S., as a neighbor to one of the brand's original "two men" and former CEO, Brig Sorber.
Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar announced today that Eric Taylor will take over as President of the company.
Bojangles’, Inc. (Bojangles’) (NASDAQ: BOJA) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Roberts as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Compliance Officer.
United Country Real Estate announces the addition of Ross Busch to its national sales team.
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Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. On a reported basis, Gap Inc.’s third quarter fiscal year 2016 diluted earnings per share were $0.51.
  • Nov 18th, 2016
  • By: Gap Inc
  • 9    0
American Family Care (AFC) announced today that Dr. Jeremy Allen has been promoted to Medical Director for the company’s Birmingham region.
Church’s Chicken, the global quick service restaurant chain, today announced that Joseph Christina has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Home Care Assistance of St. Louis (HCA), a leading provider of home care for seniors, has brought on Mike Roberts as Director of Client Services to its team.
Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced the appointment of Teri List-Stoll as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective January 17, 2017.
  • Nov 16th, 2016
  • By: Gap Inc
  • 72    0
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), today announced that Santiago Abraham will assume the role of chief information officer (CIO) effective December 5, 2016.
Amazing Lash Studio, the franchisor of the nation’s leading eyelash extension studios, announced today mass expansion across Texas, Atlanta and Florida being led by Mr. JD Busch, CEO of Busch Global.
Ken Switzer is taking on a new role at the nation’s fastest growing pizza company, and putting his financial acumen and leadership skills to work in the local community as a member of the ProMedica Flower Hospital Board of Trustees.
Property Management Business Solutions (PMBS), the franchisor of Real Property Management, recently announced that Philip Romney has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

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