Goddard Systems: Kevin Brickner
Goddard Systems, franchisor of The Goddard School, has appointed Kevin Brickner as vice-president, franchise sales, responsible for identifying prospective franchisees and engaging with existing franchisees interested in opening additional schools.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, The Goddard School provides early childcare and education.
Brickner has more than two decades of franchise sales and development experience and has developed various programmes and business tools to grow franchise sales activity. He was previously senior vice-president, franchise sales and development, for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts where he managed a team of 17 sales professionals.
Dennis R Maple, chairman and chief executive of Goddard Systems, said: “I look forward to Kevin’s leadership as he develops and manages a comprehensive franchise sales strategy and initiatives designed to help us grow and strengthen our mission of making the world a better place through early childhood development.”
Brickner commented: “For more than 30 years, Goddard has not only been the leader in early childhood education, but also one of the nation’s top franchise systems due in large part to its devoted franchisees and the passion they bring to serving their local communities. I’m proud to join the brand as we accelerate growth and enhance the services and support we provide our franchisees to ensure a rewarding business experience.”
Goddard Systems licenses nearly 600 Goddard School franchises catering to more than 75,000 children in 37 US states and Washington DC.