Focus Brands has announced that Mike Woodward is joining the company as the new SVP of Franchise Sales.
“Focus Brands continues to build a top notch development organization and the addition of Mike to the team provides us with the opportunity to further advance our leadership in the [quick-service restaurant] says 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.”
As Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales, Mike will oversee the Franchise Sales team, which is primarily focused on driving brand recognition and strategic geographic growth across the seven brands in the Focused Brand Portfolio. . The team is dedicated to implementing strategies to drive net unit growth across the system.
Mike joins Focus Brands from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts where he served as Senior Vice President of Franchise Development, leading all aspects of sales and franchise development for 20 brands in the United States and Canada. He brings a history of growth records and experience working closely with independent brand franchisees, as well as sales, brand management and real estate teams. Prior to joining Wyndham, Mike held various sales positions at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Phoenix Life Insurance Company.
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