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FORGING A PATH OF SUCCESS

Progress is short for “progressive,” and that’s the spirit that fuels our passion and commitment to deliver services and solutions that you, our customer, needs.

Don F. Lowe

Don F. Lowe

Chief Executive Officer

Don F. Lowe, Chief Executive Officer

I have had the pleasure of working with small business entrepreneurs all over the world. I cannot imagine a more rewarding experience.

Don Lowe is the CEO of Franchise Services, Inc. He oversees all FSI companies. Lowe's 40-year career in franchising started as Senior Vice President for Kampgrounds of America (KOA). He then served as President of Sir Speedy from 1981 to 1996. Under his leadership, Sir Speedy was recognized as a Franchise of the Year by the IFA. Lowe has been inducted into the Sales & Marketing Executives International Academy of Achievement Hall of Fame and was featured as "Man of the Year" in Quick Printing magazine. He also plays an active role in the printing industry; he was a member of the Electronic Document Systems Foundation Board of Directors from 2001-2008.  

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe

President and Chief Operating Officer

Richard Lowe, President and Chief Operating Officer

I strive to build relationships on a foundation of trust, respect, and honesty, and believe great teamwork requires the same attributes.

Richard Lowe is the president and Chief Operating Officer of Franchise Services, Inc. Lowe has more than 25 years experience with many Franchise Services brands serving as President of Sir Speedy, Director of Copies Now, Vice President of franchise services and Senior Vice President of the print management group. Lowe started his career in the printing industry as a copy products sales representative for Eastman Kodak. He is a member of the Sales & Marketing Executives International Association (SMEI), chairman of the board for the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF), and on the board of directors for the Print On Demand initiative (PODi).

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Dan  Conger

Dan Conger

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Dan Conger, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Small business is the heart of the American dream. It is my thankful opportunity to help and support their growth.

Dan Conger was appointed Chief Financial Officer upon joining the company in 1992. Previously, he was Vice President of Finance for Vans, Inc. and served in several senior management capacities with companies such as Western Digital, Emerson Electric and Unisys. Conger has vast experience in financial management, mergers & acquisitions, treasury and equity restructure.

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John  Bowen

John Bowen

Vice President, Business Development

John Bowen, Vice President, Business Development

Direction and commitment are what makes us a leader in the US and global printing, signage and marketing services industry.

John Bowen joined the company in 2008 as Vice President of Franchise Support and International Operations. He first started working for Sir Speedy in the early 1980s as Assistant to then President, Don Lowe, and was Managing Director of the Sir Speedy master license in the U.K. prior to returning to New Zealand to work in a senior management position for Kodak. John has started and run his own company and has been a Director of a number of SMEs. Bowen holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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David C. Rice

David C. Rice

Vice President of Franchise Support

David C. Rice, Vice President of Franchise Support

My true desire is to leverage my experience, passion, creative thinking, people skills, sense of humor and street level common sense to make a real impact in the business and personal lives of those that I support.

David Rice serves as the Vice President of Franchise Support, a role he assumed in 2013. He first joined the company in 1998 as a Business Management Consultant and has been one-on-one servicing franchisees in the strategies and tactics of sales, marketing, operations and production. He has extensive experience in both printing and franchising. Prior to joining the company he started his career as a pressman, grew to managing multiple locations and then becoming vice president of a Top 100 printing company.

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David  Robidoux

David Robidoux

Vice President, Marketing

David Robidoux, Vice President, Marketing

If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative. - David Ogilvy

David Robidoux joined the company in 2008 bringing with him more than 25 years of sales and marketing expertise in both offline and online strategy including integrated marketing, branding, web, mobile, search (SEO/SEM), direct and content marketing. Previously, David was responsible for marketing at several public and private companies including overseeing marketing communications and online/e-commerce strategy at First American CoreLogic and, prior to that, marketing communications at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.  

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Christian  Lau

Christian Lau

Vice President, Information Technology

Christian Lau, Vice President, Information Technology

Innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.

Christian Lau joined Franchise Services in 2004. He is responsible for the company's worldwide technology operations including day-to-day management of all IT functions. He leads the company's efforts for technology strategy and planning, procurement, development, and project management. Christian has over 15 years of international business and technology management experience. Prior to joining Franchise Services he held management positions in the publishing and media industries at several companies, including Harcourt Education, Reed Elsevier PLC and Jupiter Media (PictureArts). 

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Kelly  Kimberlin

Kelly Kimberlin

Vice President, Business Development

Kelly Kimberlin, Vice President, Business Development

It's on an honor to help small business entrepreneurs realize their dreams.

Kelly Kimberlin first joined the company in 2000 as the Director of e-Business. Prior to his current role, he served as the Director of Research and Development and Assistant Vice President of Strategic Development. He is responsible for new business development, strategic partnerships and developing new products and services for the Print Management Group franchise networks. Previously, Kimberlin served as Director of Sales and Marketing and other management positions in the printing industry.

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