Scott Neilson

Franchise Development Manager

Attended Brigham Young University (Business Department) on a football scholarship 1976-79.   Started my business career with a company called American International Marketing as a financial consultant.  Quickly realized that I was more comfortable working in the sales industry and moved to Phoenix, AZ in April of 1984, and began working as a Senior Account Manager for a direct mail franchise called American Advertising Distributors.  In 1991, I jumped over to another direct mail franchise called Money Mailer, where I won the National Trainer of the Year Award.  In March of 2000, I was introduced to Great Clips, the largest haircare brand in the world, where I spent the last 18 years and have been responsible for bringing over 350 new franchisees into the Great Clips system. All in all, I have been involved in the franchising industry for the past 34 years.

I feel I have a great understanding of what elements make a good franchise opportunity, and understand what “best practices” need to be implemented to navigate around various pitfalls.  I feel I have a good sense about people and their personalities and what makes them tick.

I have 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and am actively involved in church, currently working with about 280 single young adults.

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