John Brady: Managing Director, The Bulfinch Group 🎓
John is an enthusiastic member of College Pro’s alumni community and he believes passionately that having success is less about making profit, and more about the coaching, training, and work ethic that you develop as a franchisee. He started painting as a sophomore in high school, and even after his College Pro days, he still paints the odd day when his wife asks for a touch-up in the living room.
Ashley Ward: Co-Founder at Maple Organics 🎓
Ashley was both a franchisee and General Manager in her time at College Pro. She ran successful franchises in Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver - from coast to coast! She also headed the Toronto area as GM for a few years. Today, she is the Co-Founder of Maple Organics.
Julie Kinnear: Keller Williams Realty 🎓
Julie started her College Pro career “so young and so dumb,” (her words, not ours!) but has worked her way up the professional ladder to become a successful real estate agent. She firmly believes that College Pro set her up to be miles ahead of her peers, and values the lessons in consistency, trust, and communication that she developed as a franchisee and general manager.
We ♥️ Alumni: Call for Speakers!
In January, 2018, alumnus Chris Mittelstaedt (see his spotlight here) was our event keynote. He. Was. Awesome! Chris spoke about the evolution of his business, The FruitGuys, his entrepreneurial roots as a College Pro franchisee, and reinforced our message about the importance of N.O.W. (No Opportunity Wasted). For a taste of the event, and a throw back to President's Awards, check out the video:
Rodrigo Robalino: Real Estate Broker 🎓
Rodrigo grew up internationally, born in Ecuador, raised in South America, the US and Canada. He’s the son of a diplomat and construction business owner. He’s passionate about his family (his wife Ana and his two children), his businesses, and his future goal to help children.
Stacey Allaster: Chief Executive, Professional Tennis at United States Tennis Association🎓
Stacey has had an incredibly illustrious career in the world of tennis. Currently the Chief Executive, Professional Tennis at United States Tennis Association, she was also the Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) from 2009-2015, the WTA President from 2006 to 2009, and the VP of Sales & Marketing at Tennis Canada for 14 years before that!