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Batteries Plus Bulbs appointed Scott Williams as its chief executive officer.

Kip Kolow is now chief strategy officer for Cowboy Chicken.

Christian Brothers Automotive appointed Janis Jarosz as VP of marketing, David Domine as VP of technology solutions, Zach Bynum as VP of its neighborly arm, Michael Allnutt as VP of operations, Brad Fink as VP of leadership development, John Foster as interim CFO, James Stuart as corporate controller and Sheila Powell as assistant controller.

Golden Corral named Van Ingram vice president of franchise development.

Camp Bow Wow named Cail Morrison its new president.

FranConnect added Jaffrey Ali as VP of product strategy and management.

Epcon Franchising hired Paul Hanson as its new president.

Your Pie named Dave McDougall as its new chief operating officer.

Assisted Living Locators tapped Russell Morgan as COO, and Mark Alivero as chief financial officer and chief strategy officer.

One Cannabis hired Mike Weinberger as COO.  

Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders announced Michael Sutter as its new COO.

Launch Trampoline Park appointed Travis Kososki as chief financial officer.

Danessa Itaya joined Property Management as senior vice president, while Jeremiah Cundiff was promoted to vice president.

Neighborly appointed Bryan Saltzburg to its board of directors.

Tim Casey is the new CEO of Rego Restaurant Group.


Jim Metevier

Jim Metevier

Mountain Mike’s hires jack of all trades

Jim Metevier is the new president and chief operating officer at Mountain Mike’s Pizza. Having worked with a laundry list of the industry’s biggest brands, he started his career as an assistant manager at KFC in 1992. All together, he has more than 25 years in the business, with stints at Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s, A&W and Wing Street. Most recently he was president at Biscuitville.

“I’ve been blessed to work with franchisees since about 1998 while at Yum Brands,” he said. “I love franchisees and their passion and commitment both to the brands they partner with as well as how they exemplify the American dream of running their own business. My goal is to serve them the best I can to help them realize their personal dreams while also building the brands with which they partner.”

Metevier said the quality of the pizza, as well as the existing leadership team and future opportunity, got him excited for his next adventure in franchising.

“Mountain Mike’s has the best pizza in the world, hands-down, and a huge runway for growth,” he added. “I look forward to partnering with our franchise family of today, as well as growing our family for tomorrow and continuing to expand Mountain Mike’s presence and passion for pizza with guests across the west and eventually, nationwide.”

He plans to enhance the brand’s business model by building brand awareness. Metevier has experience in all aspects of restaurants, from R&D and market planning to operations and business development. He has a history of hitting aggressive targets and propelling exponential unit growth, accomplishments he credits to his leadership style, training and building a people-first culture.

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