John Francis

Strategic Operating Partner

John Francis has over 30 years of senior-level management and operations experience within the franchise industry and has served in various senior leadership positions within his family business, The Barbers / Cost Cutters. In those roles, John assisted with The Barbers NASDAQ qualifications and growth as a publicly traded enterprise and eventual merger sale to Regis Corporation. He was also an area franchisee of PostNet in Minnesota and Wisconsin, including several multi-unit franchisee operations.

John has served on the board of the IFA and won numerous awards during his career, including IFA’s Franchisee of the Year, Outstanding Achievement-Team Player from PostNet, Minneapolis Business Journal’s “40 under 40” and the President’s Award from the PostNet Franchise System. John received a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance from the University of St. Thomas.