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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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Tint World CEO Charles Bonfiglio knows how to give franchisees what they need to prosper
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,456 Reads 5 Shares
When Kelly’s Roast Beef rebranded, management made extra sure to retain the best elements of the brand’s 70-year history
  • Neil Newcomb
  • 2,078 Reads
Catherine Monson fosters a growth-oriented culture that prioritizes integrity and positivity throughout the organization
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,904 Reads
Two franchise CEOs talk about their leadership styles and share some of their favorite leadership books.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 5,189 Reads 57 Shares
Unleashed Brands now has 6 brands with 1,300 kid-friendly health and fitness locations and is looking for more
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,631 Reads
Franchising veteran J.J. Sorrenti is leading Best Life Brands’ senior-focused brands with purpose and passion
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,993 Reads 11 Shares
Big dreams led to big achievements for this 27-year-old multi-brand dessert franchisee in NYC—who then acquired one of those brands 
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,891 Reads
Rachel Wallace’s parents bought their first Subway when she was 14, marking her start on the path to becoming a multi-brand franchisee on her own
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,656 Reads 11 Shares
Darden Coors (yes, that Coors) left her law career and today is CEO of Salad Collective and its 3 “better for you” brands
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,693 Reads 1 Shares
Kal Gullapalli traded in his Wall Street job for life as a successful multi-brand franchisee
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,572 Reads 10 Shares
Robert Rodriguez’s Tasty Restaurant Group wants to double its annual revenue to a cool $1 billion in the next 5 years
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,278 Reads 30 Shares
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Goldfish Swim School co-founder Chris McCuiston puts team culture “at the center of everything we do.”
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,360 Reads
Goldfish Swim School co-founder Chris McCuiston puts team culture “at the center of everything we do.”
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,624 Reads 253 Shares
Bryan Park got laid off from his job at a flooring company – so he started his own!
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,241 Reads 5 Shares
Goldfish Swim School co-founder Chris McCuiston 
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 4,029 Reads 61 Shares
Bryan Park got laid off from his job at a flooring company – so he started his own!
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,840 Reads 3 Shares
Our “Reconnect” with longtime Golden Corral franchisee Dave Gronewoller shows that, at 68, he continues to grow his business as he looks to pass it on to the next generation.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 5,605 Reads 127 Shares
“If your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s not big enough,” says multi-brand franchisee Justin Sharbutt as he continues toward his next goal of 100 units.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 4,430 Reads 69 Shares
Vicki Dunn-Marshall started as an entry-level crew member at Little Caesars when she was 15. Today she operates 24 of her own.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 9,843 Reads 197 Shares
Robeks’ president and CFO still operates two franchised locations as he guides the brand to success
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,973 Reads 18 Shares
PrimoHoagies is poised for its next big move – onto the national stage
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 5,865 Reads 61 Shares
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Re-Bath CEO’s “policy light” approach encourages creativity and flexibility as the company expands
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,905 Reads 23 Shares
Daddy’s Chicken Shack grows from a small stand at LA’s weekly food festival to a fast-casual fried chicken brand with 2 stores open and 20 more in development
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 4,216 Reads 11 Shares
Husband-and-wife multi-brand franchisees Kaleb and Patricia Warnock have diversified with a third brand in the El Paso market
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 5,531 Reads 508 Shares
Jennifer Schuler i only the 2nd CEO of Wetzel’s Pretzels since its founding in 1994, after taking the helm from co-founder Bill Phelps in 2019
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,067 Reads 8 Shares
12 female franchise leaders on “Raising Up the Next Generation” in our annual issue on Women in Franchising: Wanda Williams, Head of Global Franchising at Yum Brands
  • Franchise Update Magazine
  • 2,984 Reads 8 Shares
12 female franchise leaders on “Raising Up the Next Generation” in our annual issue on women in franchising: Laura Coe, Co-Founder and CEO, Snapology
  • Franchise Update Magazine
  • 2,830 Reads 122 Shares
12 female franchise leaders on “Raising Up the Next Generation” in our annual issue on women in franchising: Clarissa Bradstock, CEO, Any Lab Test Now
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  • 2,649 Reads 70 Shares
12 female franchise leaders speak on “Raising Up the Next Generation” in our annual issue on women in franchising: Kristen Pechacek, MassageLuXe
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  • 2,893 Reads 15 Shares
12 female franchise leaders on “Raising Up the Next Generation” in our annual issue on women in franchising: Jackie Bondanza, CEO at Hounds Town USA
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  • 2,283 Reads 7 Shares
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