Kevin Newman: News Anchor and Journalist 🎓
Kevin Newman is an award-winner journalist, news anchor, storyteller and digital media advisor. He was both correspondent and reporter for national broadcasters, CTV and Global for his 30 year career, and is a well-known Canadian figure. Sure enough, he is also a College Pro alum!
Mary Mowbray: Colliers International 🎓
Mary Mowbray is a role model for business and feminism, and all the ways the two can be combined. With early entrepreneurial roots as a College Pro franchisee, Mary has established herself as an incredible leader in real estate and business.
Bianca Lopes: BioConnect 🎓
Bianca has founded a lifestyle company, that has clothing and accessories made from eco-friendly materials, while saving endangered species. She is a public speaker for multiple organizations and VP of Business Development and Strategic Marketing at BioConnect. It's no wonder she is the recipient of a Top 20 under 40 award!
Jeffrey Asselstine: Managing Director, NelsonPark Property & Flex-I Partners Qatar LLC 🎓
“It was over 30 years ago but even now, I get pictures from friends when they see College Pro signs asking me ‘Remember when you did that?’” Yeah, Jeff is a pretty proud College Pro alum. Today he lives in Qatar, where he’s the Managing Director of NelsonPark Property.
Max Rhodes: Co-Founder & CEO, Faire 🎓
Max, a successful College Pro franchisee on the east coast, Ivy league graduate, and world traveller worked briefly for a consulting firm before joining the tech startup, Square. Today, he's the CEO of Faire, a company that connects retailers with unique merchandise and allows them to keep it in stock, risk free.
Charlie Chase: CEO, FirstService Brands 🎓
Charlie faced an “oh crap” moment as a self-supporting university student when he lost his summer job. With limited options in mind, he attended a College Pro recruiting session - he never looked back. Now, as the CEO of FirstService Brands, Charlie sees College Pro every day.
Marshall Albright: Principal Program Manager, Amazon🎓
In 2011, alum Marshall Albright penned this letter to College Pro. Since College Pro, Marshall went on to work at Amazon, where he's been for more than 7 years. He is currently a Principal Program Manager. In this letter, he shares how the CP program helped him develop key skills and flourish in the workplace.
Rich Wilson: President & CEO, Paul Davis Restoration 🎓
No stranger to the world of franchising, Rich Wilson has been a leader at 5 different franchise companies . He’s a big believer in the value of failure, but not when it comes to his skydiving parachute. His investment in his people and their skill development has paved his road to success.
Steve Rogers: Four Box Holdings 🎓
We typically start our ‘interview’ process with alumni by asking one simple question: what is your College Pro story? For Steve, after being involved for over 30 years, his answer started with “You ready for this kiddo? Get some coffee, you’ll have a lot to write down.”
Paul Hayman: Founder & President, Fivewalls 🎓
Paul is a huge believer in the College Pro experience - for the individual that is strong enough. Because you have to be strong. He stands by the program and believes that it is an excellent transitional experience to prepare young adults for the real working world.