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We are networking with prominent Franchise professionals with the goal of obtaining candidate referrals or recommendations. Capodice & Associates has been retained to conduct a priority executive search for an experienced Chief Development Officer (CDO).  Our client is a franchisor within the beauty and wellness sector.  Qualified candidates will receive immediate and confidential consideration. The candidate profile is summarized as follows:





Base salary, Bonus, Benefits



The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for driving successful Franchise Growth. CDO is responsible for creating the Strategy, Tactics, Processes and Execution of the Brand Growth Plan aligned with the overall Business Plan. The CDO must work cross functionally with all departments to ensure the proper implementation of the Growth Plan with alignment throughout the Brand.

Skills & Experience:

· Works in partnership with Company Operators and Franchisees to ensure the achievement of overall Brand Goals for Brand Growth.

·  Plays a central role in coordinating the Company’s Resources in Franchise Sales, Real Estate and Construction to support Brand Growth Initiatives.

·  Maintains and manages a strong Organizational Human Resource Process to ensure that the Development Organization is fully resourced with a competent Team that will deliver Brand Growth Goals.

·  Establishes strong working relationships with their Team and the overall Organization and fosters accountability to achieve the Brand Growth goals.

·  Lead and direct a Development Team involved in all aspects of the Brand’s Business Development function including strategic and market planning, new Franchisee recruitment, site selection and new development to increase the rate, pace, and success of Brand Growth.

·  Provide Vision and Strategy to deliver the Brand Growth initiatives.

·  Review Brand Growth Development Growth Human Resource Qualifications and needs to build a qualified Team to deliver Brand Growth Goals.

·  Refine and maintain a strong, Franchise Sales Process and Team to source the qualified new Franchisees and Development Pipeline needed to expedite Brand Growth.

·  Refine and constantly maintain a competitive and financially feasible Portfolio of Facilities to meet the Brand Growth Goals.

·   Refine and improve market planning and site selection tools and processes utilizing sophisticated site analysis and market planning tools to ensure strong site selection.

·  Ensure that the Development team has a clear understanding of the Brand Growth Goals and that each Team Member understands and delivers on their specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities related to the Goals.

·   Ensure that the Development maintains a strong relationship with the Franchise community based on integrity, trust, competency and focus on Franchisee growth success.

·   In concert with the CEO and CFO develop the Development Team Budget and then manage the Budget on a day-to-day basis.


Qualified candidates may contact me at 941-906-1990 or email your resume directly to I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this profile to any colleagues who may be suitable for this opportunity Thank you in advance for your referrals and recommendations.

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