John Francis

Sport Clips, Inc.

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Sport Clips, Inc.


I’m known by my friends in the industry as "Johnny Franchise."
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StrengthsFinder: Achiever, Strategic, Discipline, Connectedness, Maximizer.

I grew up in the franchise industry with the opportunity to watch and learn from some of the best – experiences that shaped my 30+ year career and inspired my passion for “franchising done right.”

Today, I pay it forward by offering my perspective, experience, advice, and connections to select franchisees, franchisors, and suppliers so that they can “see what they don’t see” and achieve their highest levels of success.

My franchising career began in the mid-1980’s when I became involved with my family’s franchise system, The Barbers, which was the franchisor for Cost Cutters, City Looks, and We Care Hair. There, I played a large role in the $59 million acquisition and integration of our 1,000+ salon franchise organization before moving on to roles as a Franchisee, Multi-Unit Owner, Area Developer, Franchisor, and Board Member for organizations such as The International Franchise Association, PostNet, Sport Clips, Big Frog, Office Pride, Seva Beauty, and more.

Founder of FATHERS EVE a new holiday the night before Father's Day. As every guy who’s ever played on a team knows, you play better when you play together. So in 2012, we chose the night before Father’s Day to celebrate being dads together. We had such a great time, we’re inviting more dads. Join us this Fathers Eve for games, stories, music, food and laughs. We’ll support a good cause as we celebrate one of the most amazing experiences in a man’s life.