December 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Carmel, Ind. - J.D. Byrider Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce Greg Tanner, co-founder of the Tanner Franchise Group, Inc., has joined the company as an advisor. Tanner, who recently retired after nearly 13 years as the national director-franchising for Aaron's, Inc., will work closely with J.D. Byrider's executive leadership to strengthen its brand and to elevate the company to the next level in the franchise industry.
"Greg's experience serving in multiple roles in the franchise industry over the past four decades will help us enhance various initiatives, including identifying new franchisees for the company," said Jack Humbert, vice president franchise sales - finance. "We have implemented several new marketing strategies and initiatives to help not only our brand grow, but also our franchisees. Greg's advice and guidance will help us continue to move in the right direction."
"Greg will be instrumental in advising the strategic growth plan we have initiated and the long-term expansion of our brand's footprint," said Tom Welter, vice president of franchising.
For more than 40 years, Tanner has exclusively served the franchise industry as a senior-level corporate executive, franchisor, franchisee and development manager. He now owns a consulting company, Tanner Franchise Group, Inc. Tanner began his franchise career in publishing and has been successful in a variety of industries including automotive repair, car and truck rental and fast food. He was named a Top 20 Person to Watch by Franchise Times magazine in 2012, and was nominated to the International Franchise Association (IFA) Hall of Fame. Tanner also serves on the IFA VetFran Committee, supporting veterans who need franchise guidance and support. He is also known for his great depth of wisdom and on-point advice in franchising, some of which he has compiled in his book titled TANNERISMS™.
"J.D. Byrider is a well-established and trusted franchise, and they continue to lead the industry because they realize that even the best companies can use a fresh perspective to identify new opportunities," said Tanner. "I'm thrilled to be part of J.D. Byrider, and I look forward to accelerating the brand's growth and their franchisees' successes."
Tanner is a retired U.S army military policeman. He resides in Atlanta, GA.
Founded in 1989, J.D. Byrider is the nation's leading used car sales and finance enterprise. The company was founded to serve customers with special auto financing needs and to ensure that they receive the same quality service in every J.D. Byrider dealership. With more than one million consumers matched to quality, affordable vehicles and a franchise system servicing more than $1 billion in retail contracts, the company continues its focus on reliability and customer satisfaction. Headquartered near Indianapolis in Carmel, Indiana, J.D. Byrider consists of 134 franchised and 30 company-owned dealerships in 33 states. Visit franchise.jdbyrider.com or www.jdbyrider.com to learn more or contact Jack Humbert at (800) 947-4532.
The Tanner Franchise Group, Inc., is a boutique franchise consulting firm that specializes in helping franchisors increase franchise sales, enhance franchise development marketing strategies and tactics, improve consumer and franchise branding, and design discovery days that convert more quality candidates.
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Vice President Franchise Sales - Finance
J.D. Byrider Systems, Inc.