Wild Birds Unlimited Names New Chief Development Officer

December 11, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARMEL, INDIANA – Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU), the largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores, recognizes the hard work and dedication of Paul Pickett with a promotion to the position of Chief Development Officer.

“I am very pleased to promote such a valued employee,” said founder and CEO Jim Carpenter. “I am quite proud of the accolades he has garnered for the franchise system and his personal drive for hard work, loyalty and success.”

Pickett was hired as the Assistant Franchise Administrator in 1989, the first full-time franchise employee. Over the years, Pickett has lead the Franchise Development Team to numerous awards and recognition from the franchising industry, including most recently the 2015 Pickett is a well-known and respected member of the franchise community representing WBU as a volunteer during Franchising Gives Back and most recently as a panelist at the IFA Emerging Franchisor Conference and Franchise Update Leadership and Development Conference.

In addition to franchise sales, Paul is a valued member and contributor to the executive team of directors at WBU.

About Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited is the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with more than 280 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events. Visit our website and shop online at www.wbu.com. To learn how you can open your own Wild Birds Unlimited, visit www.wbufranchise.com.

SOURCE Wild Birds Unlimited


Margaret Collins
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