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FranchiseU! Episode 26: Paul Pickett (Wild Birds Unlimited)

August 30, 2022 - -
Headshot of Paul Pickett, WBU

On today’s episode, we speak with Wild Birds Unlimited Chief Development Officer-EVP of Franchising, Paul Pickett. His career with Wild Birds Unlimited (WBU) has perfectly combined his love of birds, nature, and people. Paul joined the WBU team as the first full-time employee in 1989, shortly after graduating with his Master’s Degree in Biology/Ornithology from the University of North Dakota. He has over 30 years of experience in working with potential franchisees as they join the WBU team and manages all of the real estate and legal responsibilities for the WBU system. Paul is a frequent speaker at franchising conferences and sits on the IFA’s Franchise Relations Committee, Convention Committee, and Franchisor Forum.

Additionally, Paul is one of the co-founders of the IFA Pride Council. In 2020, Paul was honored to receive the IFA Women’s Franchise Committee Crystal Compass Award for his significant contributions to leadership within the franchise community.

Listen to the episode below and subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you enjoy your favorite podcasts.