The Home Clean Heroes leadership team can not only leap skyscraper buildings in a single bound, but we stand tall with franchise knowledge, earned from experience across multiple franchise brands. Our resumes boast extensive skills across marketing, operations, finance and customer service so as soon as you join our Home Clean Heroes franchise partners, we’re working for you. Meet our team of Superheroes:
Kevin hails from the great white north where there is no shortage of dust bunnies. With a degree from the University of Western Ontario, he began his career in consulting with Bain and Company. Since then he founded a business that franchised bagel stores throughout Texas and traveled across the globe to work for South African Airways. Before sweeping into Virginia Beach, Kevin worked in Mexico City for three years and co-founded what is now the second largest airline in the country, Volaris (NYSE: VLRS). Upon returning to Virginia Beach full-time in 2004, he became a partner with Envest Ventures, overseeing $160M across three funds that made over 28 investments, four of which were franchisors. Kevin led mosquito control company Mosquito Joe to become a top franchise opportunity in the home services segment, along with Pool Scouts. As our own Superman, he soars to new heights by driving Buzz Franchise Brands’ franchisee-centric support system. When not fighting grime, he spends his free time with his wife, drinking wine or attending one of their three kids’ sporting events.
Brian had an extensive first career serving our country in the United States Navy before entering the franchise industry. Brian graduated from the Naval Academy, after which he served 22 years as a Naval officer, focused in naval aviation. He is also a former management consultant with McKinsey & Co, where he focused on strategy and operations in a variety of industries and corporate settings. Spending the majority of his career in military service, it’s only natural that he is the Iron Man of Home Clean Heroes. Brian coordinates the efforts and activities of the corporate team to enhance the performance of our franchises, ensuring iron-clad support and performance. He enjoys running, biking, hiking and watching his two kids out on the sports fields. Originally from Massachusetts, Brian is a die-hard Boston sports fan and, like a true Navy captain, enjoys a good single malt scotch.
Joe has pretty much seen it all. He is former owner and operator of his own home services franchise and has years of experience in product development, marketing, sales, customer service and strategic planning. He is a native of New Orleans but grew up in Illinois and has been a Virginia resident for 30 years. Joe knows first-hand the challenges and the rewards of operating your own franchise, meeting customer expectations, hiring and developing employees and managing to your bottom line. When not time-travelling, Joe can be found on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay fishing, as well as spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Kathy spent over 20 years in the hospitality industry, where she learned, above all, to be flexible. Whether driving new customer acquisition or keeping her eye on the customer experience as a facilitator for retention, she knows that exceeding customer expectations is key. Kathy graduated with a degree in business from Elon University in NC, but has called the Northern Virginia/Maryland area home for most of her life. When not enjoying the beach or the water, she and her husband can be found on the sidelines of their children’s sporting events or hosting a gathering for family and friends at their immaculately clean home.
Denise is our in-house Wonder Woman. She is a four-time mother and two-time grandmother, so she knows a thing or two about tidying up. Not to mention, Denise has a history of managing technicians from Mosquito Joe, Pool Scouts as well as Home Clean Heroes in the local Virginia Beach area – and she does it all with a smile. Denise’s background includes ten years in office management and eleven years as a paraprofessional within the educational system before she entered the franchising world. She has lived in Virginia for the past 15 years with her family and dogs.
Walter, our own Dark Knight, has extensive experience building industry-leading brands that have become household names and have been among the top 10 franchise companies. Walter’s years in the industry mean he’s as franchise-savvy as they come and in October of 2017, he was inducted into Old Dominion University’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame. A long time native of Hampton Roads, he and his wife Sharon spend time relaxing by the pond in their back yard, as well as playing with their grandkids and gardening.
Timothy (is the perfect franchising sidekick). He was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In fact, his mother still lives in the same house they brought him home to from the hospital. Timothy has been in franchise development for more than 16 years and loves the opportunity to help people realize their dreams of being in business for themselves. The former VP of Development at Geeks on Call and most recently, CEO & Founder of Franmogul, has worked with more than 80 brands to grow their franchise networks. The greatest joy of his life is spending time with his son, either playing basketball in the front driveway or watching him participate on sports teams including basketball, soccer, and tennis.
Spending the majority of her life in Texas, Angela knows that everything is bigger there, including dust bunnies. Angela began her career in advertising, working on high profile clients such as Wal-Mart and BMW before her Longhorn pride drove her to a marketing role with her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin. While in Austin, her entrepreneurial nature led her to open a coffee shop, which she ran for four years. Our very own Supergirl has a competitive nature and loves attacking new challenges; her nerves of steel ensure that no small detail is ever overlooked. She loves spending her free time outside, whether on the beach or hiking with her German Shepherd, Chevy.
Some call him Toby McGuire’s doppelgänger, we just call him Mike. Mike grew up in the grime-fighting city of Norfolk, VA and other than his college years at William and Mary from where he graduated, he has called the city home. He has a finance and real estate background and has been involved with our sister brand, Mosquito Joe, since day one in 2010. Mike puts his spidey-sense to work as he oversees the books and also supports the franchise operations with training, maintaining, and improving our current and potential franchise partners, and managing various vendor relationships. He enjoys his free time outdoors boating and fishing with family and friends.