Jack Pearce has over 35 years of executive management and consultant experience within multiple industries and with multiple franchise concepts. In 1990 he and his wife Diane acquired a Handle With Care Packaging Store franchise in Oakland and shortly thereafter opened a second unit in Berkeley, CA. This was the beginning of a long career as the principle operations, business management and field support consultant developing domestic US markets for multiple emerging franchise concepts.
In 1999 a venture capital group appointed Mr. Pearce as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of the national Packaging Store franchise and soon after he launched a new brand (Navis Logistics Network) to achieve accelerated growth and brand dominance in a redefined market niche. Jack brought to the table his franchise expertise in field support, business management, local area marketing and IT solutions on the individual unit (franchisee) level, in addition to franchisor level experience in financial analysis, strategic planning, franchise relations, acquisitions and resales.
Jack was employed as Executive Director of Franchise Integration at Annex Brands, Inc., a 950+ unit franchise organization with units operating in the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan. The company was comprised of eight unique brands within the mail and parcel, logistics and printing industries. Mr. Pearce played an integral role in the successful acquisition and integration of these multiple brand concepts into a single franchise support organization. Well known for his expertise in developing strong franchise relations and a collaborative culture, Mr. Pearce has been responsible for leading a variety of rebranding, emerging concept, vertical market transition and acquisition growth strategies.
Mr. Pearce is a long-standing member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and serves on two national committees, Franchise Relations and Information Technology. Jack was elected Chairman of a Franchise Relations Committee Task Force and personally wrote and published the IFA Handbook “Effective Development of a Franchise Support Organization”. He is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and frequently contributes articles published in the IFA's monthly magazine Franchising World which are available at www.franchise.org.
Jack Pearce has a B.S. in economics and psychology from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA with emphasis in finance and organizational development from the Atkinson Graduate School of Administration at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Currently, he is President and Principal Consultant at Next Level Consultant, LLC.