March 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Salons By JC, the nation’s fastest-growing salon suite franchise concept, announces the appointment of Gary Godshall as Vice President of Operations.
In his new role, Godshall will be responsible for maintaining, creating, and promoting the operational procedures within the corporate salons, while fusing those procedures and the Salons By JC culture into programs that will benefit the salon franchises. In addition, he will assist company co-founder Jack Griffey with the real estate piece of the company’s franchise development efforts.
"Gary is a remarkable blend of leadership with an everyman approach that creates both trust and respect at all levels in an organization," said Griffey. "He understands that effective leadership at any level begins with motivation and recognition of the front line partners to achieve and aspire, which translates to direct impact on growth and profitability. We have no doubt he will apply this leadership style as we continue to enhance our franchise network nationwide."
A former United States Marine, Godshall brings more than 25 years of retail business experience, the last 16 of which was spent as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager with specialty family footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource. Previously, Godshall also spent seven years working alongside Griffey and fellow Salons By JC co-founder Cecil Miller at Mac Frugals, a chain of retail stores which offered new close-out merchandise on a self-service and cash-and-carry basis.
"When Jack shared the concept and business model with me more than 15 years ago, I knew they had something special," said Godshall. "I stand by that belief to this day and look forward to moving Salons By JC through its next phase of growth, including improved execution of the existing system and further geographic expansion of the concept."
Godshall’s appointment comes at a time when Salons By JC has 15 locations open and operating in Texas and Alabama, and more than 200 additional locations in various stages of development. These developments will expand Salon By JC’s national footprint into 15 new states and introduce the company’s unique business and franchise opportunity to major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York and Phoenix, among others.
Founded in 1998 by retail executives Jack Griffey and Cecil Miller, Salons By JC has carved a niche in the more than $75 billion salon industry services sector with its creative approach to the real estate industry. The fast-growing real estate development and leasing business provides high-end retail space for beauty and wellness practitioners, and has a full range of salon/spa offerings at its 15 locations throughout Texas and Alabama. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Salons By JC is expanding nationwide via franchising. For more information, visit www.salonsbyjc.com.
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3400 Dundee Road, Suite 300
Northbrook, IL 60062