Founded in 1984, the Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise organization has over 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised businesses in North America. Through a master franchise network of 56 regional offices, Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchisees provide cleaning services for more than 14,000 commercial customers. The Vanguard franchise has been consistently ranked among the top franchises in North America, achieving a rank of #7 in the 2011 Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500(tm) and #15 in the 2012 D&B AllBusiness AllStar franchises.
Seasoned entrepreneur and franchise executive growing revenue while keeping the financial infrastructure out of harm's way. Fifteen years as a successful entrepreneur and business process consultant helping establish 60 independent businesses (45 still in operation); twenty-six years experience in multi-billion dollar portfolio management, multi-national commercial leasing and asset based lending. Courageous in championing growth with managed risk. Diligent in evaluating ramifications of decisions. Decisive based on data and context. Weathered five recessions and thrived in spectacular periods of growth learning to send the right signals to all stakeholders enabling the business to move ahead. Skilled as a board adviser, board member and consultant with proven abilities in risk analytics, product development, project management, statistical process control, acquisition integration, activity based costing, team building, organizational design, and compliance management.