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CEO Profiles

To ensure success, brands must have someone in charge who will lead the organization through constant change and growth. Learn how franchise company CEOs are leading their brands to success through these revealing and in-depth profiles.

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Urban Air Adventure Park
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Starting in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, we asked franchise founders, CEOs, presidents, and COOs from different industries, sizes, and stages of growth how the coronavirus was affecting their brand.
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Kevin Bazner, CEO of A&W Restaurants, says the brand has fared very well during Covid-19, all things considered, with more than 90% of locations open
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Nick Friedman, CEO of College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving, says now is the time to adapt and expand or enhance your business
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Jason Kapica, president of Dryer Vent Wizard, is thankful the company was acquired by Neighborly before Covid-19 arrived
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Brandon Solano, CEO of Rave Restaurant Group (Pizza Inn & Pie Five), is working on several fronts to keep his brands alive
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Christine Specht, CEO of Cousins Subs, is taking it one day at a time and says each day is one day closer to getting to the other side of Covid-19
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Scott Marr, CEO of Koala Insulation, says the emerging mobile concept has been able to ride the Covid-19 wave better than most 
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Christina Russell, CEO of Sola Salon Studios, is coping with 501 units shut by the end of March – and is wondering about the future of the 70 salons that were teed up to open in 2020 
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Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care, has invested more than $2 million in PPE to protect her home care franchisees, staff, and clients across the U.S.
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Michael Browning, CEO and co-founder of Urban Air Adventure Parks, has closed all parks, but is keeping kids engaged with virtual birthday parties and personal phone calls
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Wade Brannon, CEO of Pigtails & Crewcuts, a children’s hair salon, is looking forward to reopening and reconnecting his stylists with their customers – kids and parents alike
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Meg Roberts, CEO of The Lash Lounge, is optimistic about the future of the brand, despite every salon shut down from Covid-19
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Susan Boresow, President of Title Boxing Club, is using social media innovations to keep customers engaged and active while all the clubs are closed during Covid-19
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Jonathan Barnett, CEO and founder of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, says franchisees have shifted to commercial carpet cleaning until Covid-19 subsides, when he expects a huge rebound in residential business
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Frances Allen, CEO of Checkers & Rally’s, says that thanks to the brand’s preponderance of drive-thrus, both are faring better than most
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Emerging fitness brand Jabz Boxing expands nationally from its beginnings in a Scottsdale warehouse in 2012.
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We asked 7 franchise CEOs, "What is your role as CEO?"
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We asked 8 franchise CEOs, after all their many successes, if they had any regrets.
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Cruise Planners America, with more than 2,500 agents, was the idea of one woman, Michelle Fee.
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We asked 8 franchise CEOs, “What has been your greatest success?”
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We asked franchise CEOs how they measure success.
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We asked franchise CEOs about trends in their industries that could affect their brand - for better or for worse.
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We asked franchise CEOs if the economy has changed their goals for the company - and if so, how?
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We asked franchise CEOs what their long-term goals are for their system.
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With hard work and sacrifice, Ron Holt, founder of Two Maids & A Mop, has turned his youthful dream into a growing enterprise.
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We asked franchise CEOs what their favorite occasions are to send notes to their employees.
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Urban Air Adventure Parks' CEO "just happened" upon franchising--and loves it!
  • Kerry Pipes
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We asked franchise CEOs how they relax/balance life and work.
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We asked franchise CEOs what technology they take on the road.
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We asked franchise CEOs about the last 2 books they've read. We got some interesting answers!
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