Meineke promotes Pearson; Driven Brands, Inc. Names Dave Schaefers Chief Development Officer
March 09, 2016 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE – Meineke Car Care Centers, a nearly 1,000-unit automotive repair franchise, is announcing the promotion of Ed Pearson to vice president of franchise development. The role was previously held by Dave Schaefers, who will now serve as the chief development officer for Driven Brands, Inc.
Pearson started his career in the industry as a franchise owner with Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes, a division of Driven Brands, Inc. He achieved such incredible success in his seven years as an owner, the executive team offered him a job at the corporate office as a senior franchise development manager for Driven Brands, Inc. Moving into the role of Vice President of Franchise Development at Meineke, Pearson will implement a comprehensive strategy for continued growth to attract franchisees from other segments of the industry, multi-unit owners and independent business owners who would be good candidates to convert their shop into a Meineke franchise.
“I began my career as a franchisee and understand the pain points and concerns that come with making a franchise investment of any kind. I plan to use my experience to help franchisees see the bigger picture of how rewarding owning a Meineke location can be. We are looking to partner with business-minded entrepreneurs who have a variety of backgrounds, including restauranteurs, military veterans and independent shop owners who recognize the benefits of converting to a Meineke location with proven systems,” said Pearson. READ MORE>>>