Karen McLeod


Karen has been involved in franchising since 2007. She began as a franchisee for a business consultancy franchise and successfully developed and grew her business for 8 years.  In 2015, she joined an emerging brand franchisor and assisted in all aspects of franchise development and was an integral part of that franchisor’s success in rapidly expanding their number of franchisees and territories awarded in a two year period. She is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and assisting them in finding their success through franchise business ownership.

Karen has a Bachelors in International Studies and in her career has worked internationally in training and recruiting capacities in Russia, Turkey, the Netherlands, Brazil and Argentina to name a few!  She speaks Spanish and knows conversational Russian. She is an avid runner and tennis player and has run three marathons, among them Boston. She adopted her son in 2001 and has raised him as a single parent.  He’s now a senior in high school and ready to embark on his next steps as a young adult.

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