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Charles Smithgall

Charles Smithgall

Chairman & CEO, SEI/Aaron's

Charles Smithgall, founded SEI/Aaron's on April 1, 1995 and is currently the chairman and CEO. SEI opened their first Aaron's store on November 29, 1995 and subsequently developed eight stores in the Kentucky/Indiana area before expanding to New England in 1999. SEI/Aaron's has continued to open stores in the New England states as well as acquiring stores from other Aaron's franchisees and Aaron's, Inc., and currently operates 85 stores in 9 states. SEI/Aaron's is the largest Aaron's franchisee.

Units: 85
Brands: Aaron's

Recent Articles Featuring Charles Smithgall

Aaron's Buys Back Stores From Its Largest Franchisee In $140 Million Cash Transaction.
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Charles Smithgall has a system. He operates with a simple business plan and model that focuses on executing fundamentals and getting results.
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Keeping the business model simple has paid off handsomely for Charles Smithgall over the past 18 years he has been an Aaron's franchisee
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