Meet the Management Team

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

Rick Billups, President
Rick has been President of Pet Wants since October 2016.  Before coming to Pet Wants, he served as Vice President of Special Projects and Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for Pet Valu in Beavercreek, Ohio. A leader in the pet industry, Rick also served as Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising for Jack’s Pets in Dayton, Ohio, from April 2009 through November 2014.

 

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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