Sport Clips Haircuts, has promoted the head of its real estate department, Greg Smith, to the newly created role of chief development officer to combine the strength of its site selection and franchise development work. To further support the move, Jessica Zavala Rossy will become the new director of real estate, and Dave Wells will work with the team as senior director of franchising.
Smith headed the company's real estate team for more than a decade and has been in the industry 17 years. He has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 Real Estate Executives Under 40" by Chain Store Magazine. Zavala Rossy has 15 years of real estate experience, and the past five years of Wells' 15 years in franchise development experience has been with Sport Clips.
Based on demand, the newly formed team is looking at the company's mature markets for additional growth and recently reopened several markets in California, Florida, Rhode Island, Texas, and Wisconsin. They expect to soon open more markets in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi.