QC Kinetix Franchise Names New CEO and Expands Leadership Team
May 16, 2022 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE, N.C. - QC Kinetix today announced the addition of three new executives and the promotion of Scott Hoots to Chief Executive Officer.
Hoots, a 40-year franchise industry veteran, was brought on board as Chief Operating Officer in 2020 to help build the QC Kinetix franchise from scratch. Started as a private regenerative medicine clinic in 2017 and led by founders Justin Crowell, Tyler Vail, and Dr. Richard Schaffer, the chain of concierge-style medical clinics uses orthobiologics to help the body repair or heal damaged tissues and joints without the need for surgery or addictive pain pills.
“For me, this is the ultimate opportunity to capitalize on my depth of experience in the franchise sector. It is the perfect fit for what I want out of my career,” said Hoots.
Founder and former CEO Crowell says the transfer of leadership to Hoots was always part of the plan, although leadership changes came quicker than expected.
“We (the founders) knew Scott was going to be the right man to lead the franchise when the time came, and the time is now,” said Crowell, who is continuing with QC Kinetix as a board member. “He is taking our vision and building a family of QC Kinetix franchisees that are making life-changing treatments available to people all over the country. We are thrilled he is taking over as CEO; we know the company is in good hands and has a bright future.”
All three founders are stepping away from the day-to-day running of the franchise but continuing to serve on the board of directors as well as focusing on other related business ventures. Dr. Schaffer retains the important role of leading the medical advisory committee, which will focus on training, research, and development of new treatments.
Meet QC Kinetix’ new leaders
Scott Hoots, Chief Executive Officer. Over the course of 26 years Hoots worked his way up from a Domino’s pizza delivery driver to Regional Vice President of the chain, overseeing 1,500 franchise stores. Hoots was also the VP of Franchising for American Family Care and most recently served as President of Pet Wants, a boutique pet food franchise system based in Cincinnati, before coming to QC Kinetix. Hoots will lead the franchise expansion of the brand and focus on developing a team of leaders who share his passion for helping people and for guiding franchise owners toward success.
Alex Zai, Chief Operating Officer. Zai is a 34-year veteran of the franchise industry and was a successful franchisee with Pak Mail Centers of America before moving over to the corporate side of the business, where he started as Director of Operations and ended his 26-year stint at Pak Mail Centers as CEO. With his natural ability to build systems and lead operations, Zai also served as VP of Operations for Fast Track Kids and Synergy Homecare. Zai’s operational experience includes building brands internationally, which he will also help do for QC Kinetix.
Marc Weiss, Chief Financial Officer. Weiss brings over 15 years’ experience in the finance industry to his role as Chief Financial Officer, including serving as founder and CEO of a full-service accounting firm. Weiss is adept at identifying process gaps, developing resolutions for improvement, and initiating critical projects to optimize processes. His talent for developing strategic solutions that incorporate progressive methodologies and technology will ensure sure the brand grows efficiently and in a financially sound manner.
Todd Maddocks, General Counsel. Maddocks joins the QC Kinetix team with more than 34 years of legal experience in franchise law, developing and implementing innovative and effective legal solutions for franchise and retail companies that operate in the U.S. and overseas. He is no stranger to rapid franchise growth having been the outside General Counsel to the Sport Clips chain, for its first decade. Maddocks thrives on helping create new franchise systems and has served as General Counsel for numerous franchise corporations as well as advising dozens of other start-up franchise and retail companies. He is also extensively published in industry publications like Franchise Times and Entrepreneur on franchise business issues. With his experience in building global franchise systems, Maddocks will be invaluable in overseeing all legal affairs for QC Kinetix, including franchising, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, corporate governance, master licensing, and more.
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