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FranchiseU! Episode Thirteen: Rob Weddle (Authority Brands)

March 1, 2022 Jim Warner
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This week on FranchiseU!, Rob Weddle joins Kathy to discuss his entrepreneurial journey. Rob Weddle is the CEO of Authority Brands. He began his career in franchising in 2002 as a franchisee of The Cleaning Authority. In 2005, Rob joined the franchisor as an Operations Representative and rose through the organization as VP of Operations, COO, and eventually became the CEO in 2014. He remains today a multi-unit franchisee of The Cleaning Authority.

Rob leads the executive team at Authority Brands in the company’s evolution as the leading multi-brand services franchisor. He also provides the operational guidance for the management of Authority Brands’ seven portfolio brands. Since 2014, Rob has led the company through nine brand acquisitions, has overseen substantial gains in unit counts, system sales, and earnings growth, and has taken the company through a successful exit from ownership by PNC Riverarch Capital and subsequent investment by Apax Partners.

Rob has a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College and an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

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