October 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // WACO, Texas – Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, has announced that Jon Shell has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Grayson Brown has joined the company as General Counsel, effective immediately.
“We’re excited to welcome Jon and Grayson to our executive team at a pinnacle time in our organization’s national and international growth,” said Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of Dwyer Group. “They are outstanding executives with knowledge and experience that will benefit us greatly as we take our company to the next level as the leader in the service trades.”
Shell comes to Dwyer Group after serving as chief financial officer for Barbeque Integrated, Inc., a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners that operates 66 Smokey Bones restaurants. His duties included accounting, finance, IT, risk management, new restaurant development, facilities purchasing and supply chain functions. He also served on the Performance Improvement Team at Sun Capital. Shell is a Certified Public Accountant who began his career at Arthur Andersen. He earned both a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Shell succeeds Tom Buckley who is retiring from Dwyer Group after 18 years with the company.
Brown most recently served as general counsel for Midas, a part of TBC Corporation, which also owns NTB Tire & Service Centers, Tire Kingdom and other brands. Prior to that, he served as general counsel for Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie and for Sona MedSpa – two roles where he worked for Jim Amos, a past chairman of the International Franchise Association. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech as well as MBA and Juris Doctorate degrees from Regent University.
Brown succeeds Duke Johnston who worked at Dwyer Group for 21 years and is entering private practice.
“Jon and Grayson are filling critical roles in our organization as we work to grow Dwyer Group into a $2 billion business,” Bidwell said. “They are joining the company during a significant stage of growth. We were very selective in filling these positions given the importance of their roles, and we are very pleased to have them both join.”
Dwyer Group, Inc., based in Waco, Texas, is a holding company of 11 franchise businesses, each selling and supporting a different franchise under the following service marks: Aire Serv®, Glass Doctor®, The Grounds Guys®, Five Star Painting®, Molly Maid®, Mr. Appliance®, Mr. Electric®, Mr. Handyman®, Mr. Rooter® (Drain Doctor® in the UK and Portugal), ProTect Painters®, and Rainbow International®. Collectively, these independent franchise concepts offer customers worldwide a broad base of residential and commercial services. In addition, Dwyer Group® operates glass shops in New England under the Portland Glass® brand name. Dwyer Group is a portfolio company of The Riverside Company®, a global private equity firm. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 75 companies. More information on Dwyer Group, or its franchise concepts, is available at www.dwyergroup.com.
Dwyer Group is also on Twitter at @DwyerGroup.
SOURCE Dwyer Group