Chris Semen, Strategic Franchising COOBefore his success with Caring Transitions, Chris previously served in various senior executive positions, including Vice President with Mr. Handyman International. Chris is a firm believer in franchising and the franchise model, having gained this belief through his experience as a franchise executive and by owing his own franchise. Chris owned and operated a successful Mr. Handyman franchise and knows firsthand the critical importance of having a world class training, marketing and operational support programs in place for franchise owners at all levels of the system. After five years of amazing growth and success with Caring Transitions, Chris was promoted to be the COO for all five Strategic Franchising brands to help spread his ideas and proven systems throughout the company.
Strategic Franchising COO
Steve Kwon, Senior VP of Franchise DevelopmentSteve has been in franchise development for over 20 years, overseeing many brands grow from infancy to national powerhouses and household names, such as Mathnasium and Budget Blinds. He joined the Growth Coach team in late 2017 to duplicate those results for this new, exciting business coaching franchising opportunity.
Senior VP of Franchise Development
Dan Murphy, Strategic Franchising EVPIn addition to his leadership role with Strategic Franchising, Dan is also President and Co-Founder of Franchise Funding Group, LLC, the retired CEO/Co-Founder of The Growth Coach franchise system, and co-developer/equity partner and current Board Member of five national franchise systems: Caring Transitions, TruBlue House Care, Pet Wants, Growth Coach, and Fresh Coat. Franchise Funding Group (FFG) helps entrepreneurs to scale their existing and successful businesses nationally through a franchise model. Prior to getting into franchising in 2002, Dan owned his own business coaching company for over a decade and helped hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve greater success and personal balance. Before that, he was a CPA, Audit Manager, and Director of Business Development with the international accounting/consulting firm of Deloitte & Touche for seven years.
Strategic Franchising EVP
Joe Grimes, Strategic Franchising CFOWith more than 25 years of Finance and Tax experience and senior management responsibilities with global brands such as Procter and Gamble and Rockwell International, Joe ensures our continued financial success as Growth Coach’s CFO. His dedication and thoroughness serve as the secure foundation as Fresh Coat continues to grow into ever expanding markets.
Strategic Franchising CFO
Jeff Siehl, General Counsel, VP, SecretaryJeff has been our General Counsel and Secretary since September 2007 and Vice President since February 2018. He has been the General Counsel and Secretary of our affiliates Fresh Coat and Caring Transitions since September 2007, of TruBlue since May 2011, of Pet Wants since August 2015, and has been Vice President of these affiliates since February 2018. He was General Counsel of H.H. Franchising Systems, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio from September 2007 through February 1, 2018. From July 2002 to September 2007, Jeff practiced law with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P. in Cincinnati, Ohio.
General Counsel, VP, Secretary
Tony Jones, Director of Franchising
Tony is a Navy “Gulf War” Vet, Professional Actor/Singer, and Minister, who brings over 14 years of Franchise Development experience and approximately a year and half of business consulting experience to The Growth Coach. Serving as Director of Franchise Development, for The Growth Coach Tony is passionate about bringing in quality franchisees, who have the right temperament, and equal passion to transform small businesses, and helping to restore ‘the joy of ownership” back to executives, their team members, and their sales staff. His Hobbies include Golf, Tennis, and Karaoke/Singing! An avid University of Kentucky basketball/football Alumni fan.
Director of Franchising
Tony Jones, Director of FranchisingTony is a Navy “Gulf War” Vet, Professional Actor/Singer, and Minister, who brings over 14 years of Franchise Development experience and approximately a year and half of business consulting experience to The Growth Coach. Serving as Director of Franchise Development, for The Growth Coach Tony is passionate about bringing in quality franchisees, who have the right temperament, and equal passion to transform small businesses, and helping to restore ‘the joy of ownership” back to executives, their team members, and their sales staff. His Hobbies include Golf, Tennis, and Karaoke/Singing! An avid University of Kentucky basketball/football Alumni fan.
Director of Franchising
Franchise Business Coach
Sr. Director of Development
Marketing Campaign Manager
Franchise Development Specialist
Mary Ann Chadwell, Office CoordinatorMary Ann is our Office Coordinator and the voice you’ll hear whenever you call the Growth Coach office in Cincinnati. She has several years of experience in the advertising industry with reports, graphics, and support. Mary Ann coordinates with all our staff in various projects and assists both existing and potential franchise owners find the right expert to get their questions answered.
Mary Ann Chadwell
Paula Hummell, Franchise Development CoordinatorPaula has over 25 years of experience in Administrative Support, specializing in Sales and Project Management. Additionally, she has extensive experience in Customer Service, which she now uses at the Growth Coach to aid the team in our Sales Process, ensuring all our work is finalized perfectly.
Sr. Account Manager
Human Resources Manager
Executive Assistant to the CEO