Brice Will Work to Develop a Focused Program to Bring BBSI’s Suite of Services to More Clients
John Brice has been named the first-ever franchise development manager of BBSI, a professional employer organization that provides staffing and recruiting, payroll administration, HR and business consulting services. Brice will work to develop a focused program to bring BBSI’s suite of HR, payroll, risk and safety and benefits solutions to more franchisors and franchisees. Brice joins the brand’s HQ team after serving clients from its Southern California office in Ontario, Calif.
Brice was recently the vice president of client relations and director of restaurants at Accurate Franchising. He was also a multi-unit McDonald’s franchisee in New York; a franchisee of PROSHRED Security in New York; and an area developer for Firehouse Subs in New England.
In a statement, Brice said, “I’m very excited about this newly-created position at BBSI. I’ve seen firsthand the impact BBSI’s personalized solutions have with our clients and their company culture. People are a franchisee’s most valuable asset, and BBSI’s partnership ensures that asset is cultivated, respected and protected.”
Regarding Brice’s new position, Rachael Stutzman, BBSI’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, said, “John’s deep knowledge and experience in franchising and business consulting is the perfect fit for this newly-created role at BBSI. John’s maturity and credibility will be incredibly helpful in guiding our franchisee and franchisor clients to improve the people processes within their businesses.”
This position came about because BBSI never focused specifically on franchisees or franchisors. “We have a large number of franchisees as clients. So it’s only natural that we would look to increase our business by addressing their unique needs, and structure a suite of services specific to the industry,” Brice said.
He’s excited for the opportunity to lead the company’s franchise development because he’s seen firsthand how BBSI’s unique services help businesses succeed and grow. Using his industry knowledge, he will show franchisees how to protect and grow their brand by having a team of professionals who know the business well.
Brice and Franchising
Brice got his start in the franchise industry when he became a McDonald’s franchisee in 1993 and eventually grew his business to eight locations. “My favorite part of the franchise industry is the variety of people involved. From the entrepreneurial owners to the very talented support staff, and the enthusiasm from the entire franchise sales industry,” Brice said.
In terms of advice for those who are looking to enter the industry, he said, “Find a brand that has a culture that aligns with your values, excites you, and has proven, long-term support for its franchisees.”