Jackie Adams has 22+ years of franchise executive-level experience and currently works as a Franchise Development Broker.
Jackie has a wide variety of franchise experience: as a franchisee, an international franchise executive, and working with a start up franchise business, and she draws on this experience to help match potential franchisees with the right franchise company.
Jackie served as Director of Franchise for Regus Business Centres, where she was responsible for the initial set-up and launch of the franchise division for this successful global company. This included development of the UFOC document, marketing materials, franchise owner training program, as well as integrating franchise operations into the existing corporate structure. A merger with an industry competitor provided another set of opportunities to grow the franchise group by adding 16 units at one time!
At The Athlete’s Foot, Jackie was Global Director of Franchise Operations, overseeing 450+ franchised locations in 50 countries. During the 14 years she spent with this company, her duties included franchise owner training and development, construction and build-out, product procurement and ongoing support of franchisees around the world, while managing a global staff of Operations and Franchise Sales team members.
Jackie is busy in other areas of franchising as well. She currently serves as Past Chairperson of the Women’s Franchise Committee of the IFA (International Franchise Association), was a member of the IFA’s Diversity Institute Board of Directors, and sits on the Board of the Directors of the Southeast Franchise Forum, based in Atlanta. Jackie has been awarded the designation of Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) by the IFA. She is also very active in local and community organizations, including school, athletic, and HOA Board of Directors.
Jackie graduated from Florida State University, and lives in metro Atlanta with her husband Wayne and 2 active boys! She enjoys playing tennis and watching almost any sporting event.