Chad Grude has built a 25-year career as a role model for company leadership, sales training and operational excellence. Now he’s taking his career to a whole new level as a franchisee with Express Employment Professionals.
Congratulations to Chad, who is opening the new Express office in Lorain County, OH.
Working from the ground up
“Chad has what it takes to be a highly successful Express franchisee,” said Bill Thompson, Express franchising executive. “He has an extensive sales background in manufacturing and distribution, as well as extensive training and education in sales techniques, operations and leadership development.
“Chad worked his way up from the ground level, handling products, driving trucks, selling B2B and moving up the ladder,” Bill said. “With a sales force of 25 reports and responsibility for a $90 million profit and loss statement, Chad’s significant business expertise positions him well to take on an Express franchise.”
Reaching out to others
When he researched Express, Chad felt a strong fit with the company’s culture, which supports giving back to the community and helping others.
“Chad shares our passion for people,” Bill said. “He and his wife Amy are very involved in their church and Chad has a leadership position there. He lives and works in Ohio and understands the needs of employers and workers in the Lorain County region.”
Amy has more than 25 years of experience in operations management and customer service. She also has a bachelor of business degree with a minor in finance.
Would you like to channel your business expertise toward running your own franchise business? Each year, Express Employment Professionals is recognized as a leader in the franchising and staffing industries. In fact, Entrepreneur magazine has named Express as one of the top companies in the franchising industry and one of the fastest-growing staffing franchises in America
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