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Army Veteran, Mom of Three Opens Express Franchise in Leesburg, VA

VillaniDenise Villani served two Army tours in the Middle East, supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. She also served the United States as an Arabic linguist and worked as an analyst for several federal intelligence agencies.

With her years of service behind her, Denise is excited to transition to a civilian opportunity as franchisee of the new Express Employment Professionals office in Leesburg, VA.

A Family-Friendly Franchise

Denise has been married for almost 16 years and has three young children, ages 5, 3, and 18 months. When she looked into franchise opportunities, she wanted one that was well suited to work and family balance.

“Express is the perfect fit for this time in Denise’s life,” says Brook Wise, Express Regional Franchising Director.  “Unlike many franchise opportunities, the Express business model allows plenty of time for family on evenings and weekends.”

The Right Back Office Support

“Denise has always had an interest in entrepreneurship and even started a small company of her own,” Brook said. “After experiencing the difficulties and roadblocks in starting a company from scratch, she appreciates the ‘head start’ a solid franchise can offer, including training, business support, and a well-defined business model.”

That support continues for franchisees, who receive continued mentoring throughout their careers with Express.

A Personal Passion

“Denise has had an exciting career serving our country, but now she is ready to do something positive and uplifting,” Brook said. “She wants to make a huge difference in her community and she sees the Express model as a way to accomplish that.”

Denise has a BA in Liberal Arts from Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, NJ. She is an  avid runner, and has completed both the New York City and the Marine Corps marathons.

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It’s a great time to join Express. The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

 

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Express Veteran Opens New Franchise Office in Volusia-Flagler County, FL

Bill BrownAsk Bill Brown what he loves about Express Employment Professionals, and his long list will include a company that offers excellent business support, a corporate culture of caring, and the valuable opportunity to make the leap from Express employee to owning a business.

Bill Brown is now the owner of the Volusia-Flagler County, FL, Express office, who is excited to jump into business ownership after 14 years as an employee in the Ocala, FL, office.

Strong Mentorship
During his 14 years in the Ocala Express Employment Professionals office, Bill has not only acquired expertise in the staffing industry, but he also had three mentors who showed him what life could be like if he owned an Express franchise.

“Bill learned a lot from Express franchisees Randall and Pat Camp, who found professional and personal success through franchise ownership,” said Dan Gunderson, Express Regional Franchising Executive.

Bill was able to open his own office through the Express ‘Bridge To Ownership’ opportunity, which gives Express employees the opportunity to own their own business without taking on deep financial risk. Bill earned his Inside Sales and Outside Sales Express University certification, and before working for Express, he was an inside sales representative for Alltel Wireless.

Building Relationships While Building a Business
Bill is excited that this opportunity will allow him to achieve his financial goals for his family. He also looks forward to building a team and helping people in Volusia-Flagler County find work.

“Bill has placed hundreds of Express Associates at client companies throughout the years. He has excelled at all aspects of the business, and he understands the value of building long-term relationships with area businesses,” Dan said. “Locally, he has been deeply involved with the Ocala Business Leaders group. He is looking forward to building relationships with Daytona-area employers who need to find quality talent for their companies.”

A Focus on Family
“Another thing Bill really appreciates about the Express business model is the fact that he can be successful while working family-friendly hours,” Dan said. “Unlike some franchise opportunities, which require many late evening and weekend hours, owning an Express office allows Bill the opportunity to spend important time with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Wyatt, 5, and Emma, 3, and to be involved in their place of worship, Meadowbrook Church.”

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Do you dream of owning your own business? It’s a great time to join Express. The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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New Express Franchise in Butler-Lawrence, PA, is Dream Come True for Couple

hessHe was a national sales leader in the pharmaceuticals industry. She was a top broker for a top 100 realty franchise. With such successful careers, only one thing would persuade them to make a major change: the opportunity to own their own business as Express Employment Professionals franchisees and follow in the footsteps of their entrepreneurial-minded families.

Congratulations to Bill and Tina Hess, franchisees of the new Express office in Butler-Lawrence, PA.

In Control of His Destiny

“Bill is a forward thinker and a natural sales leader from the pharmaceutical industry,” said

Brook Wise, Express Regional Franchising Director. “Bill believes that Express aligns very well with his core values and what he feels is important in this next step of his career. He welcomes the chance to have more control over his own destiny as an Express franchisee.”

Bill spent 25 years in marketing, sales, and business development roles with major corporations such as Eli Lilly and Novartis, leading teams to top success. He also worked for Indiana Gas, where he had the highest customer retention rate among sales representatives, and has some experience in franchise sales as well.

Bill has a bachelor’s degree in communications and an MBA in marketing. He is a member of the Princeton NJ Citizens Rifle and Revolver Club.

A Focus on Relationship

“Tina has a solid record of sales based on relationship building and repeat business,” Brook said. “She found success in the real estate industry, where she rose to top real estate agent within her second year and continued to maintain top agent status as a very successful broker. Tina won numerous performance awards and contributed to the success of her office becoming a top 100 franchise in a national chain.“

Tina is a member of the National Association of Real Estate and New Jersey Association of Realtors. Prior to five years in real estate, Tina worked as a teacher for 14 years. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in elementary education.

“Both Tina and Bill come from families of entrepreneurs, and they also understand the value of the back office support and training Express provides,” Brook said. “They are a solid match for this opportunity, and they look forward to helping businesses and job seekers in the Butler-Lawrence, PA, area.”

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Do you dream of owning your own business? It’s a great time to join Express. The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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International Affairs Specialist Opens Express Franchise in Miami-Dade County, FL (South)

DaesMonica Daes has long dreamed of a career opportunity that would allow her to reach a place of financial independence, while balancing her need to spend time with her two children. She found the perfect answer as a franchisee for Express Employment Professionals and is excited to open the new Express office in Miami-Dade County, FL (South).

A Background in Business
Monica has a bachelor’s of science degree in international affairs with an emphasis in Latin American business from Florida State University, and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Regis University.

As a former military wife, Monica moved frequently during her business career, which gave her the opportunity to hold positions in a variety of industries, including financial services, government, corporate, and nonprofit academic institutions.

“Monica is the perfect fit for the Miami marketplace,” said Dan Gunderson, Express Regional Franchising Executive. “She has a strong understanding of Latin American business and culture, and her management background has prepared her well for the staffing industry. She understands how to lead a team and foster accountability.

“Monica was impressed with the Express system and the support franchisees receive from headquarters,” Dan said. “She loves to help people, and the idea of helping companies find quality applicants is very appealing to her.”

A Love for Family and Community
“Monica wanted a career that allows her to spend weekends and evenings with her children,” Dan said. “The Express business model was attractive to her because our company culture values family time. And her love for serving her community dovetails with the Express culture of caring.”

Monica is facilitator of the “Keeping God’s Children Safe” program at her church, and donates many volunteer hours each year to help at her daughter’s Catholic school, from serving lunch on Fridays to helping in the library and at the book fair.

She looks forward to helping businesses in the south Miami-Dade County region find the employees they need to support their success, and helping area job seekers find the work they need.

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Does owning a successful franchise appeal to you? There’s never been a better time to open an Express office of your own. The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the North America. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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$174,000 Paid Out in Referral Fees in First Quarter

In just the first quarter of 2016, Express Employment Professionals awarded 19 new franchises, which resulted in a total of $174,000 in referral fees paid. The Express family keeps on growing, and we are well on our way to meeting the goal of 800 offices in 2016!

New offices include:

  • Leesburg, VA Denise Villani spent 17 years in the intelligence community, including two tours in the Middle East to support Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, and is now ready to make a more positive and uplifting impact in Leesburg. After attempting entrepreneurship on her own, she’s grateful for the head start a solid franchise can offer.
  • Paul, MN — Bob Boullianne is joining Express as a franchise owner after more than 20 years in human resources management, most recently as the director of HR for Seagate Technology. Bob felt this was the time to leave corporate America and realize his dream of business management.
  • Volusia-Flagler County, FL — Bill Brown spent the past 13 years working in the Ocala, FL, Express office where he placed hundreds of associates at client companies. Bill joins the Express family through the Bridge to Ownership program and plans to use his many years of experience to build his own successful Express office.
  • Butler- Lawrence, PA — Bill and Tina Hess come from a long line of entrepreneurs and are pleased to continue the tradition as some of the newest Express franchise owners. Bill worked in in franchise sales before spending 25 years in market, sales, and business development roles, while Tina is a top real estate agent.
  • Vancouver, BC (Downtown)— Lorne MacInnes and Brent Pollington are counting on their many years of experience to launch a successful Express franchise office in Canada that will help connect good clients with good associates. Lorne has been self-employed since 1991 as the owner of a moving and storage company. His business partner, Brent, is a staffing/recruiting veteran with more than seven years of experience. Both believe that their Express office will be the strongest in the British Columbian province.
  • Westmoreland-Fayette County, PA — Paula Schmidt is no stranger to Express, having spent the past six years in a business development role at the Pittsburg, PA (West) Express office. Now, she is ready to take that training and passion to the next level as a franchise owner.
  • Sandusky, OH — Julie and Michael McAlindon are proud to count Express as their first venture into entrepreneurship after many years in the business world, including time with PolyOne Designed and On-Point to Excel LLC. The couple sees the Express model as a way to make a large impact in their community.
  • Moreno Valley, CA — Ramon Marogi saw the success his friend and owner of the San Leando, CA, Express office, Zena Kaji, had and decided he wanted in on the action. Ramon brings his sales, management, and finance knowledge to Southern California and is determined to be the staffing and HR expert in his market.
  • Youngstown, OH —After spending 28 years in education, Scott Brush knows how important it is to help people on a daily basis. He is currently an athletic director at Wilmington High School and wants to continue motivating people and giving hope by providing jobs to those in, and around, Youngstown.
  • Orange, CA — Ken Tran is still young in his career but has launched, grown, and operated several companies in Southern California, pushing him towards his ultimate goal of owning a business. Partnering with Express allowed Ken to leverage Express’ extensive experience and wise counsel to own a business with less risk.

Other offices include:

  • Houston (Bellaire), TX — Olden and Jason Lee
  • Richmond, VA (Central) – Donna and Lloyd Schantz
  • Olathe, KS — Sam Hamrick
  • Hiawatcha, IA Michele and Jon Oswood
  • San Diego, CA — Nicole Jacobs
  • Kansas City, MO (Downtown) — Jerry Hickey
  • Ames, IA — Katie McMahon
  • New Orleans, LA — Chris Carden and Denise Lynch

It’s a great time to join Express! The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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Limited Number of Multipacks Left

Express Employment Professionals released record sales numbers recently with the new Franchise Disclosure Document revealing that the average mature office generated $5.6 million in sales in 2015 and $1.22 million in gross profit margin and fee income.

However, 71 of our franchisees in North America actually own more than one office, also known as a multipack! And more offices mean more sales.

United States

In the United States, 68 franchisees own more than one Express office. Their 2015 statistics include:

  • Average number of offices owned: 2.3
  • Average annual sales per owner: $12,683,535.42
  • Average gross margin dollar per owner: $2,573,626.21
  • Average annual commission per owner (includes bonus commission): $1,630,351.94

Canada

A total of three franchisees in Canada own multiple Express offices. Their sales numbers include:

  • Average number of offices owned: 4.3
  • Average annual sales per owner: $20,274,678.26
  • Average gross margin dollar per owner: $4,557,163.48
  • Average annual commission per owner (includes bonus commission): $3,024,616.91

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With new offices being awarded every day, now is the time to join Express! To make sure you don’t miss out on claiming your territory, contact our Franchising Team today.

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Kankakee, IL, Public Servant To Serve Community as Express Franchisee

ChoqFor the past 20 years, Julie Choquette has served people in Kankakee, IL, as asocial services/victims’ assistance director for the local police department. Now, she is taking her heart for people and knack for business to a new level as a franchisee for Express Employment Professionals.

A Partner for Community Employers

“Julie is excited about the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others in the Kankakee community through her Express franchise,” said Bill Thompson, Express Franchising Executive. “She has a heart for serving others, and looks forward to helping area employers find the talent they need to succeed, as well as helping people who need work find opportunities.

“Julie’s husband, Brian, hopes to become active in the franchise in the next few years, as well,” Bill said. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Governors State University in Chicago. He has 25 years of sales and sales management experience, with an emphasis on Fortune 500 companies at the C-Level. For the past four years he has worked for The Siemon Company.

Brian is a member of the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI), the

Association for Computer Operations Management Member (AFCOM), a Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association Member (CEDIA), a 7×24 Exchange International Member,

and an International Facility Management Association Member (IFMA).

A Heart for Serving Others

“Julie embodies the Express Culture of Caring,” Bill said. “Many people in Kankakee know her as a volunteer high school cheer coach. She has worked with nonprofits, such as United Way Agency Council and the Riverview Historic Council, in addition to her work through the police department.

“Julie also appreciates how the Express business model allows people to own their own business while still making important time for family,” Bill said.

Julie’s two sons followed in her public service footsteps. She is the proud mom of a U.S. Marine and a police officer. As an Express franchisee, she’ll also have time to pursue her artistic interests as an interior decorator, artist, photographer, reader, and traveler.

Brian has a heart for family and community, as well. He volunteers his time as a soccer coach and is vice-president of the high school booster club.

Join Our Team

It’s a great time to join Express! The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

 

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Lifelong Educator and Administrator Opens Express office in Tucson, AZ

RundhaugFor more than 20 years, Richard Rundhaug prepared students for the job market and managed the administration of a large school district. Now, he will help area job seekers find employment, and area businesses find the talent they need to succeed.

Congratulations to Richard, franchise owner of the new Express Employment Professionals office in Tucson (North), AZ!

A Highly Credentialed Team Leader
“Richard has had a successful career in education administration, working his way up from assistant principal to district superintendent,” said Dan Gunderson, Express Regional Franchising Executive. “Richard was responsible for operations, education, fiscal accountability, and human resources for a school district in south Arizona. He directly managed large numbers of faculty and staff, which makes him a perfect fit for the staffing industry.”

Richard received his doctorate in philosophy from Capella University in Minnesota, an MBA from Webster University in Yuma, AZ, a master’s of education degree from Northern Arizona University, and a BA from Hope International University in Fullerton, CA.

“Richard believes in following a system for success,” Dan adds. “He is very impressed with the Express system, the extensive back office support from international headquarters, and the culture of the company.”

A Strong Dedication To Family and Community
Richard was also impressed by the Express “culture of caring,” which encourages franchisees to get involved in community service.

“Richard previously served as the president of the Wilcox Rotary and a board member of the Chamber of Commerce,” Dan notes. “He is looking forward to getting involved in Tucson and sharing his expertise.”

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Looking to own your own business? There’s never been a better time to open a franchise of your own. The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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Seasoned Business Partners Open Express Franchise in Vancouver, BC (Central)

PollingtonLorne MacInnes built a successful moving and storage business based on excellent customer service and strict attention to quality performance. Brent Pollington has spent the past four years of his business career in staffing mastering skills needed for recruiting and sales.

Together, they have partnered to open the new Express Employment Professionals office in Vancouver, BC (Central).

Feeding Business Demand

According to Business Vancouver, economists are predicting that British Columbia will lead Canada’s economic growth in 2016.  Vancouver welcomed a record 9 million visitors in 2015, and recorded strong economic performance in agricultural exports, film and television, real estate, and consumer spending.

“As economic growth continues in Vancouver, Lorne and Brent look forward to helping area employers find the workers they need to succeed,” said Brook Wise, Express Regional Franchising Director. “Lorne has a lot of experience building a business and understands the importance of excellence in customer service. Brent knows the staffing and recruiting industry well, and will be an invaluable resource to the business community.”

“Lorne and Brent understand that success in business is ‘all about people,’” Brook said. “They are also excited to serve the people of Vancouver who need to find work opportunities that align with their strengths and skills. They see the Express model as a formula for success.”

A Dynamic Duo

As the owner of Ferguson Moving & Storage, a company that was founded more than 100 years ago, Lorne has grown the business to include one corporate and three franchise locations. His other leadership roles and recognitions include:

  • com Best Moving Company for three consecutive years
  • Secretary treasurer for Business Networking Group (BNI) Upper Levels networking Group and president of BNI Upper Levels Networking Group
  • A+ Member of Better Business Bureau since 1992
  • Member of The Executive Committee (TEC) Canada

Brent has worked in the staffing industry for seven years, most recently as manager of recruitment for Titan Recruitment Solutions. He has 10 years of experience in sales, four years experience in business management, and has a degree in professional sales from The University of British Columbia.

Brent is also president of Whisky Wisemen, YVR chapter, and an avid hockey player and golfer.

He volunteers his time as head coach of a North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association team for 15-17 year olds.

Time for Family

“The Express culture and business model are the perfect fit for Lorne and Brent, who enjoy spending time with family and friends,” Brook said. “Unlike many franchise opportunities, Express allows plenty of quality time on evenings and weekends.”

Join Our Team

Are you ready to own your own business? It’s a great time to join Express. The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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Heart for Community Leads Couple To Open Express Franchise in Hiawatha, IA

oswoodHe’s built houses for Habitat for Humanity; she’s been involved with Meals on Wheels. Whether it’s a school, church, or local organization, both Michele and Jon Oswood love pitching in to make a difference for people in the Cedar Rapids, IA, region.

So, the Oswoods are excited that they will now be helping local businesses and job seekers as franchisees of the new Express Employment Professionals office in Hiawatha, IA.

A Background in Business

Michele Oswood began her career helping people with disabilities transition to jobs in the community. It was something she found fulfilling and a perfect precursor to working in the staffing industry.

She has worked in marketing and communications for a roofing company, spent 10 years working for the director of health services/student affairs at Coe College, and Michele worked briefly for Express Employment Professionals in Cedar Rapids.

Her time with Express sparked her interest in the company, which was recently named the nation’s number one staffing franchise for the fifth consecutive year in the U.S. by Entrepreneur Magazine, as part of the magazine’s 37th annual Franchise 500® list.

Most recently, Michele worked as a contract recruiter for Transamerica.

Jon Oswood has a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering and is a senior staff engineer at Schneider Electric, where he has worked for 27 years. He is a member of ASTM (the American Society for Testing and Materials (ATSM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

A Commitment To Helping Others

Michele and Jon have spent 25 years volunteering for organizations in the Cedar Rapids area. In addition to her volunteer work for Horizons Family Services Meals on Wheels, Michele was named volunteer of the year for Home Builders, and is Presidential Ball organizer for Coe College.

Jon serves on the board of directors at Horizons Family Services and is a member of Ponseti International Association, which helps children born with congenital clubfoot.

“Michele and Jon have a strong passion for people. They fit well into the Express culture of caring,” said Bill Thompson, Express Franchising Executive. “Express places a high value on community involvement. Our franchisees enjoy the fact that our business model allows them the work-life balance they need to make a difference in the communities where they live and work.

“The Oswoods look forward to partnering with community businesses and helping them find the employees they need to grow and compete in their industries,” Bill adds. “They’re also passionate about helping area job seekers find the work they need.”

Join Our Team

Are you ready to own your own business? It’s a great time to join Express. The staffing industry is booming, and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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