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Focus Brands Announces Appointment of New Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales

ByStephanie M. Akbar

Jul 19, 2022

Photo courtesy of Focus Brands

Focus Brands, the Atlanta-based parent company of brands such as Auntie Anne’s, Jamba and Cinnabon, said Tuesday that Mike Woodward will join the company as senior vice president of franchise sales.

Woodward will oversee the franchise sales team, which Focus Brands says is focused on promoting brand recognition and driving geographic growth.

Woodward comes to the company from Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where he was senior vice president of franchise development. Previously, Woodward held various sales positions at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Phoenix Life Insurance. Focus Brands said Woodward has experience with independent franchises and has hit records for growth.

“Focus Brands continues to build a top-notch development organization and the addition of Mike to the team gives us the opportunity to advance our leadership in the QSR industry,” said Brian Krause, director of development at Focus. Brands. “With over 20 years of franchise sales experience in a global business, Mike’s leadership, coupled with our already strong sales team, will add value to potential and existing branded franchisees.”

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