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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.

Ken Patterson Joins EXIT Realty In Billings »

November 21, 2014 at 7:00AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Billings, Montana (Grassroots Newswire) November 20, 2014 - EXIT Realty Yellowstone in Billings today announced the addition of Ken Patterson to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Ken to EXIT Realty," says Bill Porta, Owner/Franchisee of EXIT Realty Yellowstone. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Ken each and every day."
Ken joins us from another local Brokerage.
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. EXIT's MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry's best hands-on, interactive sales training...

Yum! Brands Inc. Appoints Greg Creed And Elane B. Stock To Board »

November 21, 2014 at 6:16AM PST | Source: Yum! Brands
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November 21, 2014 // // LOUISVILLE, KY - Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) announced that Greg Creed, 57, who will become Chief Executive Officer of the Company on January, 1, 2015, was formally appointed as a Director of the Board. Additionally, the Company appointed Elane B. Stock, 50, to its Board of Directors. Stock is the Group President of Kimberly-Clark International, comprising its operations in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Europe and Africa. The appointments are effective immediately.
"I'm very pleased the Board today appointed Greg Creed as a Director of our Company, furthering our seamless leadership transition," said David Novak, Chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands. "Greg walks the talk of our culture, is a visionary business leader and will make an outstanding Director and CEO of YUM Brands...

Gap Inc. Elevates Two Proven Executives To Guide Gap And Banana Republic Brands Into The Next Decade »

November 21, 2014 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Gap Inc

Global Brand Presidents Named: Andi Owen to Lead Banana Republic and Jeff Kirwan to Take Over Gap
SAN FRANCISCO - November 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With an eye towards 2015, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced the promotion of two successful current executives, with 35 years of combined company experience between them, to become global brand presidents for Gap and Banana Republic.
The moves were orchestrated by Art Peck as he prepares to take on the role of chief executive officer of Gap Inc. in February, with the full support of current chairman and chief executive officer Glenn Murphy.
"We'll start 2015 with a management team comprised of both established executives and the next generation of brand leaders ready for the next generation of customers," said Peck...

Penni Christianson Joins EXIT Realty In Minneapolis »

November 21, 2014 at 4:30AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Minneapolis, Minnesota (Grassroots Newswire) November 20, 2014 - EXIT Realty Metro in Minneapolis today announced the addition of Penni Christianson to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Penni to EXIT Realty," says Carson Brooks, Broker Owner of EXIT Realty Metro. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Penni each and every day."
Penni started her career in the loan department at a small bank where she gained extensive experience in processing and originating residential mortgage loans. She eventually moved into the title industry, providing her with an in-depth understanding of closing documentation and process. With Wells Fargo for six years, Penni assisted customers throughout the renovation of their residential properties and initiated a Customer Service Advocate position that resulted in improving client satisfaction rates...

Noble Roman's Announces Change In Management Structure; Continues Current Strategy Unaltered »

November 20, 2014 at 5:20AM PST | Source: Noble Roman's Pizza

INDIANAPOLIS - Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Noble Roman's, Inc. (OTC/BB: NROM), the Indianapolis based franchisor and licensor of Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs, today announced that Paul Mobley will assume the newly created title of Executive Chairman and retain Chief Financial Officer responsibilities, while Scott Mobley will assume the title of Chief Executive Officer in place of his role as Chief Operating Officer. The company does not anticipate any alterations in current strategy at this time as a result of this change.
Said Scott Mobley, "We are blessed as a company to have a tenured stable of industry professionals in key roles as officers and department heads. The eight individuals occupying officer positions or heads of departments have a combined total of over 140 years of experience with Noble Roman's, and many additional years of industry experience beyond that...

EXIT Real Estate Gallery - New Agents »

November 19, 2014 at 6:11AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Jacksonville, FL (Grassroots Newswire) November 17, 2014 - "We are excited to welcome the following New Agents, Lennie Robinson, Michael "Mike" Collier, Laura Borger, Luch Hak, Jessica Cuetos, Joshua Reynolds, Susan Duzick, Everett Givens, James "Jim" Connelly and Cynthia Eubanks 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. EXIT’s MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry’s best hands-on, interactive sales training...

Art Van Furniture Appoints David Van Elslander Senior Vice President And President Of Art Van PureSleep »

November 19, 2014 at 4:17AM PST | Source: Art Van Furniture

WARREN, Mich. - Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Art Van Furniture has promoted David Van Elslander to the newly created position of senior vice president, Art Van Furniture and president, Art Van PureSleep. The announcement was made by Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture, and Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture.
In his new position, Van Elslander will be responsible for the overall guidance and growth of Art Van PureSleep. He will oversee new product, manufacturing, marketing and sales initiatives for Art Van PureSleep in freestanding stores, in-store galleries and franchise locations.
Over the past seven years during Van Elslander's tenure as vice president of merchandising for Art Van PureSleep, Art's Backyard, and the Art Van Furniture Clearance Center, the retailer's clearance center has experienced 80% growth...

SONIC Drive-In Promotes Two Key Executives To Senior Vice President Positions »

November 18, 2014 at 6:28AM PST | Source: Sonic Drive-In

Advancements Highlight Continued Focus on Developing Robust Leadership Team
OKLAHOMA CITY - November 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - SONIC Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced the promotions of Paige Bass and Anita Vanderveer. Previously serving as vice president and general counsel, Bass now holds the title of senior vice president and general counsel. Vanderveer was promoted from vice president of people to senior vice president of people.
Bass joined SONIC in April of 2004 as associate general counsel. In February of 2007, she was promoted to vice president and general counsel, quickly establishing herself as a valuable team member and trusted business advisor to chairman Cliff Hudson, and the board of directors...

College Nannies And Tutors Of Loudoun Announces New Owner »

November 18, 2014 at 5:53AM PST | Source: College Nannies & Tutors

Building Stronger Families in Loudoun County: Parents Have New Resource in Local Entrepreneur
Loudoun, VA (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - College Nannies and Tutors of Loudoun serving Loudoun County, Great Falls and surrounding communities announced Northern Virginia mother and entrepreneur Caitlin Gillett is the new franchise owner. Gillett brings a lifetime of childcare and teaching experience – and a newfound passion for parenthood – to the role.
"When I'm interviewing nannies in Northern Virginia I'm carefully assessing, would I leave my child with this person?" said GilIett. "I want to help other mothers solve questions like, 'Are the kids happy?' 'Who's going to make dinner?' 'Is the homework done and do-able?' Moms are so busy juggling family, career, and the house...

Cartridge World Attracts Former Retail Managers »

November 18, 2014 at 4:50AM PST | Source: Cartridge World

Big Box Store Closings Create Job Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
SPRING GROVE, Ill. - November 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As major office supply retailers such as Staples, Office Depot and OfficeMax announce the closing of hundreds of stores around the nation, former managers of these locations are finding new, greener pastures in the office product industry. Cartridge World, the world's leading retailer of eco-friendly printer cartridges and printing solutions, is providing office supply professionals an opportunity to stay in the industry - and become their own boss.
The international franchisor, with 1,200 global stores in 50 countries, has seen a surge in interest from those looking to operate their own Cartridge World business...

Pieology Pizzeria Hires Stephanie Lambrecht As Vice President Of Operations »

November 17, 2014 at 12:20PM PST | Source: Pieology Pizzeria

Leadership Team Grows as Trailblazing Restaurant Chain Expands
November 17, 2014 // // RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, California – Pieology Pizzeria, the "pie-oneer" in the fast casual, custom pizza sector, is proud to announce the addition of industry expert Stephanie Lambrecht, who joins the company’s dynamic management team as vice president of operations. Lambrecht oversees systems management and restaurant operations to further advance strategic brand growth that is already thriving. With 37 restaurants across Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Utah, Pieology will grow to over 50 restaurants by December and 180 restaurants by the end of 2015, with commitments for 500 restaurants...

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Promotes Kristopher Antolak To Vice President »

November 14, 2014 at 12:04PM PST | Source: Oxi Fresh
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November 14, 2014 // // LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, the nation's fastest-growing carpet cleaning franchise, announced that Kristopher Antolak has been promoted to the position of the Vice President.
In his new role, Antolak will work hand-in-hand with Oxi Fresh founder and CEO Jonathan Barnett to develop and implement the company’s strategic plan, while ensuring everyone from the corporate staff to franchisees continue adhering to Oxi Fresh’s brand promise. Among other responsibilities, Antolak will also continue providing guidance to Oxi Fresh’s franchise development team to further the company’s growth.
"Kristopher and I are already extremely focused on things that we can uniquely do – how we articulate our value, how we market our message, how we deliver that value to customers – all while tying it into an overarching strategy," said Barnett...

Sally R. Horn Joins EXIT Realty In Las Vegas »

November 14, 2014 at 11:00AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Las Vegas, Nevada (Grassroots Newswire) November 13, 2014 - EXIT Realty Number One in Las Vegas today announced the addition of Sally R. Horn to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Sally to EXIT Realty," says Dawn L. Houlf, Managing Partner of EXIT Realty Number One. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Sally each and every day."
Sally joins EXIT Realty Number One after a small hiatus in the business and is eager to resume her career as a Rockstar Realtor. She's looking forward to closing many deals and getting her clients into their homes.
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...

CREAM Names Helen Gutierrez Marketing Manager »

November 14, 2014 at 7:49AM PST | Source: CREAM

November 14, 2014 // // Millbrae, CA. – CREAM, a San Francisco-based dessert franchise that specializes in high quality ice cream sandwiches and other confections, has announced the appointment of Helen Gutierrez as Marketing Manager.
Gutierrez, a University of Oregon graduate, will spearhead the development and execution of CREAM’s overall marketing efforts, including the management of the company’s branding, public relations, advertising, social media, website maintenance, event marketing, email and market research. In addition, Gutierrez will identify, develop, manage and support regional events and partnership initiatives, among others, to help bring the brand to life and to drive trial and sales...

Joan Silver Joins EXIT Realty In Murfreesboro »

November 14, 2014 at 6:23AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Grassroots Newswire) November 11, 2014 - EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates in Murfreesboro today announced the addition of Joan Silver to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Joan to EXIT Realty," says Bob Lamb, Broker of EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Joan each and every day."
Joan is an experienced Realtor, practicing in real estate since the 1980's, beginning in Southern California and helping clients in this area since 2007.
We feel very fortunate to have Joan become part of our team!
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...

Medifast Appoints President, Take Shape For Life »

November 14, 2014 at 5:41AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

Mona Ameli will Lead Company's Direct Selling Division
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - November 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss products and programs, announces the appointment of Mona Ameli as President of Take Shape For Life, the company's Direct Selling Division.
"From building multinational consumer packaged goods' brands, to developing new products and expanding business units internationally, Mona Ameli brings a diverse corporate background with a distinguished portfolio in the direct selling arena," said Meg Sheetz, CEO of Take Shape For Life and President and COO of Medifast.
Ameli brings more than 20 years of expertise in consumer products and the direct selling industry, both in the U...

Zoltan Desi Joins EXIT Realty In Hendersonville »

November 14, 2014 at 4:55AM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Hendersonville, NC (Grassroots Newswire) November 12, 2014 - EXIT Mountain Realty II in Hendersonville today announced the addition of Zoltan Desi to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome Zoltan to EXIT Realty," says Jason Jacques, President of EXIT Mountain Realty II. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Zoltan each and every day."
A native of the Old Continent, Zoltan first visited Western North Carolina in the mid-90s. He immediately fell in love with the mountains and decided to settle down in the area. He is an avid outdoorsman; he enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking and trail running. Having spent almost two decades here, he has a deep knowledge and understanding of the local real estate market...

Togo's Appoints Jim Peros As New Chief Operating Officer »

November 13, 2014 at 9:36AM PST | Source: Togo's Franchisor, LLC

"West Coast Original" Adds New Talent to Executive Leadership Team to Drive Operational Excellence 
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, announced today it has named Jim Peros as its new Chief Operating Officer.
In this key executive leadership position, Peros will oversee all operations and the expansion of the brand's restaurants throughout the West. His role includes leading franchise and company restaurant operations across the franchise operations team, training department and operations services group.
"Jim is a seasoned and trusted leader, who brings a strong operational background to the Togo's system," said Tony Gioia, chairman and CEO of Togo's Holdings, LLC...

Snap-on Incorporated Appoints Donald J. Stebbins To Board Of Directors »

November 13, 2014 at 5:38AM PST | Source: Snap-on Tools

KENOSHA, Wis. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Nov. 13, 2014 - Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Donald J. Stebbins as a director, effective January 4, 2015.
Mr. Stebbins, age 56, serves as president and chief executive officer of Superior Industries International, Inc. ("Superior"), a manufacturer of aluminum wheels for the automotive industry, having joined in May 2014, and is also a director of Superior. Mr. Stebbins previously served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Visteon Corporation ("Visteon"), an automotive components manufacturer, from 2008 until 2012, and was Visteon's president and chief operating officer from 2005 until 2008. Before joining Visteon, Mr. Stebbins held various positions with increasing responsibility at Lear Corporation, a supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, including president and chief operating officer – Europe, Asia and Africa, president and chief operating officer – Americas, and senior vice president and chief financial officer...

John Oakley Joins EXIT Realty In Chandler »

November 12, 2014 at 12:30PM PST | Source: EXIT Realty

Chandler, AZ (Grassroots Newswire) November 11, 2014 - EXIT Realty Sun Living in Chandler today announced the addition of John Oakley to its team of real estate professionals.
"We're excited to welcome John to EXIT Realty," says Clay Strawn, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Sun Living. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like John 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. EXIT's MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry's best hands-on, interactive sales training. State-of-the-art technology, including the Digital Marketing Strategy, gives EXIT Realty agents the edge in a competitive marketplace...

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