Meet the Chem-Dry Franchising Team
|Marketing and Executives|
|Dan Tarantin, President and CEO
Dan, named president and CEO by Harris Research Inc.’s Board of Directors in November 2011, has extensive experience helping services companies grow and succeed, both as an investor and an operator. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service and has been involved with a number of other home services and franchise businesses, including Century 21 and Coldwell Banker.
|Bill Zinke, Vice President of Marketing
Bill has over 20 years of marketing experience, including time spent building the brands and expanding the networks of several other franchised concepts. He teaches franchisees how to acquire new customers and generate repeat business, and also helps build national brand awareness and consumer demand through public relations and management of Chem-Dry’s website, social networks and online marketing efforts.
|Douglas Smith, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development
Doug comes to HRI most recently from the Affinion Group, where he was Senior Vice President of Business Development in their Financial Services division. He started his career with Perk Development Corporation, who at the time was the largest franchisee of Perkins Family Restaurants, as well as both Chilis and Bobby Rubinos locations throughout the Northeast. He relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where he went to work for The Cheesecake Factory Corporation. Following that, he worked at Edward Don and Company, working closely with several corporate, independent and franchise restaurant operations throughout the Southeast.
|Chelsey Sanders, Franchise Development Director
Chelsey has been with Chem-Dry since 2004. As franchise development director, she is responsible for qualifying, educating, and engaging potential Chem-Dry franchisees; working with new Chem-Dry leads; and identifying existing franchisees in a position to expand their footprint. Chelsey also manages our referral program and all communications concerning brand expansion and growth. Over the last four years, she has recruited more 275 franchisees to Chem-Dry and its sister company.
|Brett Fick, Franchise Development Director
Brett attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he played division 1 baseball and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. After pursuing a professional baseball career, Brett moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work in business development for the automotive industry. He later joined the Chem-Dry family developing business in both the United States and Canada. Brett brings a passion for franchising and the desire to match the best opportunity with the best candidates!
|Training and Support|
|Ed Quinlan, Senior Vice President of Franchise Services
Ed oversees business support services for Chem-Dry’s franchisees, including training and business coaching programs designed to improve performance and the implementation of software improvements designed to make business easier and more profitable.
|Jotham Hatch, Director of Training
Jotham joined the team as an Instructional Designer in 2003 and has focused on training solutions ever since. Jotham is critical to our franchisees' success, using a wide variety of blended learning approaches ranging from on-line, face-to-face, hands-on, and text-based methods.