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ZIPS Franchising, LLC, adds to corporate team

Bob Barry, president/CEO of ZIPS Franchising, LLC, announced that it has added four new members to its corporate team headquartered in Savage, MD, including:

Mike Waintraub, director of business development, is the former founder/operator of Captain Dry Clean and Princeton Linen Supply of central New Jersey. Early in his career, he was a Corporate Client Relationship Manager with UBS Wealth Management. He holds a degree in Business/Corporate Communications from William Patterson University of New Jersey;

Summer Williams, information technology manager, brings with her eight years of experience in the tech space. Previously, she was an IT Specialist with Bognet Construction and an agent with Geek Squad. She studied at American University in Washington, DC, concentrating on communications and information systems and technology;

Claire Hofmann, digital marketing coordinator, was previously Digital Content Producer at Flying Dog Brewery and a marketing coordinator at Atwater’s Traditional Food. She holds bachelor’s degrees in mass communications and advertising, and in psychology from Towson University;

Megan Sterner, controller, is a dedicated senior accounting leader with more than 12 years of experience. She spent the last three years as a public accountant. Having earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Stevenson University in Maryland, she is currently completing a master’s degree in accounting.

“We are very fortunate to have added such seasoned and skillful new team members to our organization,” Barry said. “Mike’s experience as a startup owner in our segment will be incredibly valuable as we strive to attract prospective franchisees looking to become business owners themselves, and he’ll be able to leverage his relationships in the restaurant and hotel segments to bring in commercial business to our stores. Our other three hires all represent expansion in their respective departments. They enhance our infrastructure with their skills and experience while also increasing our bandwidth to support operations systemwide. Each of our new team members will be integral to our continued growth, evolution and success.”