Charles Watson, CFE
Tropical Smoothie Cafe has named Charles Watson CEO. He has served as CDO for the company since 2015, and led its franchise development efforts since 2010.
Rachel Humphrey is serving as interim President and CEO for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, replacing Chip Rogers. She will continue her role as COO.
Papa John's has named Marvin Boakye its first Chief People Officer. Boakye has worked in human resources for Home Depot, Goodyear, and Pulte Group.
Zeibart International has promoted Amanda House to Senior Franchise Development Manager. She has worked for the company for seven years.
Thomas Dougherty is the new President of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. He was previously Vice President of Sales/Training for bluefrog and Restoration 1.
Home Franchise Concepts has acquired AdvantaClean, a provider of restoration services founded to serve homeowners after Hurricane Andrew. AdvantaClean will join Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and Concrete Craft as a franchise in Home Franchise Concepts' portfolio. AdvantaClean operates more than 230 locations, expanding the size of the Home Franchise Concepts network to more than 1,700 franchise territories.
ComForCare Health Care Holdings CEO Steve Greenbaum, CFE, has announced the creation of Best Life Brands. The new multi-brand platform company will bring together ComForCare, At Your Side, and Care Patrol franchise brands, as well as other future acquisitions. Greenbaum, a past IFA Chair, joined ComForCare as CEO in 2018. "We will continue to invest in people, processes, technology, and profitability across our franchise network while pursuing additiona strategic acquisitions to expand and enhance our capabilities and reach," he said.
WellBiz Brands has sold its FIT36 franchise to Because We Investments, a Georgia-based investment firm. FIT36, founded by former U.S. Navy medic Brad Cooley and former firefighter Ned Matheson, was first launched in 2014 with locations in Colorado, California, Illinois, New Jersey, and Washington. WellBiz Brands' portfolio of more than 600 franchise units still includes three wellness and fitness brands--Elements Massage, Fitness Together and Amazing Lash Studio.
Del Taco Restaurants has opened new locations in Gainesville, Ga. and Silver City, N.M. These units will be added to Del Taco's portfolio...