Meet the Management Team

The Pet Wants franchise owners benefit from one of the best teams in franchising today

Scott Hoots, President
Scott joined us in September, 2017 as President of Pet Wants with a diverse background in franchised urgent care, QSR, and retail businesses.  Scott brings expertise in operations, franchise development, franchisee relations, and compliance to the brand that will be beneficial in helping the Pet Wants system achieve success.  Scott is a Certified Franchise Executive as recognized by the International Franchise Association and has been effectively leading franchise systems for the past 25 years.

Scott most recently served as Vice President of Franchise Operations at AFC Franchising, LLC, the largest franchised urgent care company in the US operating under the brand name American Family Care.  Under Scott’s leadership AFC was named “Zor of the Year” by Franchise Times magazine, recognizing the brand as the best franchise to buy in healthcare.  In 2015 Scott and AFC were also recognized as a “Dealmaker of the Year” for the completion of a unique franchise deal where he signed a leading healthcare system in South Carolina on as a franchisee and area developer.  In his 25 year franchise experience Scott has also been in leadership positions with Domino’s Pizza (where he was named 2003 Global Operations Director of the Year) , 1-800-flowers, and Ripley Entertainment.

David Sparks, Vice President of Franchise Development
David joined the Pet Wants management team in January, 2017. He also serves in the same role for our affiliate brands The Growth Coach and TruBlue. Prior to Pet Wants, David was Vice President of Franchise Development for Nurse Next Door in Denver, Colorado, from 2011 through December 2016.


Joe Grimes, Chief Financial Officer
Joe has been CFO for Pet Wants and our affiliated brands Growth Coach, Fresh Coat, Caring Transitions, and TruBlue since March 2017. He came to our company from Bakery Crafts, in West Chester, Ohio, where he served as Controller. Until December, 2013, Joe was the Global Product Supply Forecast manager for the Iams Corporation, a division of the Procter & Gamble Company, in Mason, Ohio.


Barry Nelson, Executive Vice President
Barry is the Executive Vice President of Pet Wants and our affiliates Growth Coach, Caring Transitions, and Fresh Coat, a role he has held since November 2009. He signed onto TruBlue as EVP in 2011.  He has been Executive Vice President of H.H. Franchising Systems, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, since November 2009.  


Jeff Siehl, General Counsel
As Pet Wants General Counsel, Jeff has been a part of our team since August 2015. He shares his time with our affiliates, Growth Coach, Caring Transitions, Fresh Coat  and TruBlue. He is also General Counsel of H.H. Franchising Systems, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he served as its Secretary from September 2007 through February 1, 2016.


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