Scooter's Coffee Adds Key Leadership Positions in Midst of Rapid Growth
National Coffee Franchise Hires VP of Marketing and VP of Supply Chain
June 20, 2019 // Franchising.com // OMAHA, NE - As Scooter’s Coffee continues to add drive-thru coffee franchises to communities across the nation, the company has added key positions to its leadership team. The regional coffee franchise hired Lisa Person as Vice President of Marketing and Nick Jarecke as Vice President of Supply Chain. Both positions are vital as the company molds its infrastructure for targeted expansion.
Person will oversee Scooter’s Coffee brand strategy, product development and innovation, merchandising, digital and in-store marketing. Formerly Director of Marketing at Omaha Steaks, Person’s resume boasts more than ten years of experience and exposure to a versatile range of digital and traditional marketing strategies.
“The breadth of Lisa’s experience at Omaha Steaks and her familiarity with the Scooter’s Coffee brand and ethos makes her a perfect fit for overseeing many of the expanding marketing responsibilities created by the company’s robust growth,” stated Todd Graeve, Chief Executive Officer of Scooter’s Coffee. “The success of our Scooter’s Coffee franchisees is always top of mind, and the addition of Lisa Person elevates further our franchise support team and care for our community of franchisees.”
Person will lead B2B and Consumer marketing for key initiatives, including the launch of a new mobile app, new product development, and the release of the company’s first-ever canned cold brew coffee.
“I couldn’t be more excited to help Scooter’s Coffee franchisees take their businesses to the next level in creating lasting relationships with the people in their communities,” said Person. “We already have a brand presence in key, core areas, and we want to expand that so that people can experience the love, humility, integrity and courage that all Scooter’s Coffee franchisees and corporate employees feel for our customers with every cup of coffee we serve. The opportunities are truly endless for this company, our brand and our franchisees. I can’t wait to lead our passionate team of coffee lover’s to help further cultivate infatuation within our consumers for high-quality relationship coffee harvested from all over the world.”
In addition to the pivotal addition to the marketing team, the company has also brought in Nick Jarecke as Vice President of Supply Chain. This strategic move bolsters the leadership team in the company’s warehouse and distribution center, Harvest Roasting. Jarecke brings more than 15 years of experience in production, warehousing, logistics and distribution. Having worked at several large companies, including General Mills, Kellogg’s and Tyson Foods, Nick brings great knowledge of scalable solutions and production efficiencies.
“A key to our rapid and smooth expansion throughout the Midwest and beyond is having a warehouse and distribution center that can grow with us,” stated Graeve. “Nick is the perfect person to lead the charge as we implement an infrastructure to support our valued franchisees.”
As Vice President of Supply Chain, Nick will be responsible for the entire scope of Harvest Roasting including bakery, roastery, packaging and warehouse, and logistics. Nick will work closely with the leadership team within Harvest and partner with other departments throughout Scooter’s to create efficiencies and procedures to lead Harvest Roasting and support the continued growth of Scooter’s Coffee franchisees.
“I’ve been lucky enough to work for several large manufacturing companies that have helped me build a solid understanding of the supply chain process,” said Jarecke. “I believe that my past experience, combined with the great team already at Harvest, has put us in the perfect position to set Harvest Roasting up for success and scalability in partnership with our Scooter’s Coffee franchisees.”
Scooter’s Coffee is a drive-thru franchise that has been serving world-class coffee for more than 20 years. It roasts only the finest beans, making that first morning sip both convenient and rewarding for its customers across the nation. Scooter’s Coffee has more than 215 locations in 14 states and has over 175 franchise commitments to build new stores. To find out why Scooter’s Coffee is among the best coffee franchises in the nation and to learn more about franchise opportunities, visit ownascooters.com.
About Scooter’s Coffee
Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In more than two decades of business, Scooter’s Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company’s four core values, which are Integrity, Love, Humility and Courage. The Scooter’s Coffee Brand Promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees is: “Amazing People, Amazing Drinks… Amazingly Fast!®” It represents the company’s business origins from 1998 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.
Scooter’s Coffee is at the dawn of a strategic growth phase in the Midwest and nationwide. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion a year recession-resistant industry, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation. Visit ownascooters.com to learn more about the benefits of owning a franchise of a well-established company. For more information, visit scooterscoffee.com, facebook.com/scooterscoffee, ownascooters.com or call 877-494-7004.
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