The ink on the award contract is barely dry, but the new owners of the second Express Employment Professionals multipack, A.P. Sachdeva and his wife, Gina, already have the potential to run one of the largest businesses in the Express franchise system.
A.P. earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Delhi University in India and helped his father run Delhi Distributors, the largest book and supply distribution center in lower Gujarat, India. Gina attended Hofstra University in New York before the pair opened Scratch Sports, a small retail sneaker and apparel shop. Scratch Sports soon expanded from a 500-sqaure-foot building to more than 3,000 square feet.
The couple opened a second shop, called Mad Kicks, in Brooklyn, recently established a third location in Plainview, NY, and expanded their business to include online sales.
“A.P. and his wife, Gina, are extremely successful, driven individuals,” said Brook Wise, Regional Franchising Executive. “They are empire builders and understand how to surround themselves with employees who have the drive to be successful. They know how to empower, motivate, and incentivize, and will do whatever they can within their power to build a substantial business.”
A.P. and Gina belong to the Northeast Sikh Motorcycle Club, and enjoy sports, such as cricket and badminton. A.P. is the co-captain of the Long Island Titans Cricket team.
Together, along with some family, they started Guru Nanak’s Kitchen, a nonprofit organization which provides food for 11 shelters across Long Island. The pair said this is their greatest accomplishment since it provides a way to give back to the community.
They also fund a trip every few years for 70-125 people living in Ankleshwar, Gujarat to visit the famous Gurdwaras around India. Gurdwaras are where people of the Sikh faith come together for worship.
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.