Outdoor Living Franchise Innovator Announces Key Additions to its Management and Franchise Support Team

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Outdoor Living Brands, America's only outdoor-based franchise company, is happy to announce the hiring of Leslie McCarey, Scott Finn and Bob Pogue, as well as the promotion of Scott Zide.

Scott Zide was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Outdoor Living Brands. "Scott works with all brands in our system and makes important decisions on our franchise owners' behalf on a daily basis," says Chris Grandpre, President and CEO of Outdoor Living Brands. "We wanted his title to reflect all that he does."

Leslie McCarey has been hired as the Director of Marketing. Before joining Outdoor Living Brands, McCarey worked as a marketing manager and independent consultant with both large corporations and small businesses. "Leslie has extensive experience in market research and analysis," says Zide. "She is going to help our franchise owners with their marketing efforts at the local level as well as guide Outdoor Living Brands' marketing in the future."

Scott Finn joined Outdoor Living Brands as the new Director of Franchise Recruitment. Adds Zide: "When looking for someone to head our franchise recruitment team, we knew it was critical that we had someone with experience in franchise sales as well as re-sales. Scott has 20 years of experience in the franchise world and has sold over 700 franchise locations. We're happy to have him join our team."

Lastly, Bob Pogue was hired as the Information Technology Project Manager. "With technology changing so rapidly, we needed someone on our team that could spearhead our technology initiatives," says Zide. "Bob is perfect for that. From workflow, systems and security analysis, to networking solutions, systems integration, and training, Bob harnesses technology's power for maximum efficiency and growth."

"We're beyond happy and lucky to add three new members to our team," adds Zide. "As a franchisor, we are always looking to provide superior support to our franchise owners. By growing our team in these different areas, we can do just that."

Outdoor Living Brands (OLB) is the world's first and only multi-concept franchise company focused on products and services for outdoor lifestyles. Currently the franchisor company operates over 150 locations for Archadeck, America's leading deck and porch building franchise; Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, America's leading outdoor lighting franchise and Mosquito Squad, America's leading mosquito and tick exterminator franchise. OLB prides itself on offering successful business models, intensive training, personalized support, unmatched marketing materials, quality products and more, all with only a moderate initial investment.

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