Industry Franchise Veteran Neal Courtney Named New Chief Operating Officer at PostNet
DENVER—October 22, 2014—PostNet, the nation’s first Neighborhood Business Center, has named franchise industry veteran Neal Courtney as COO. PostNet co-founder and former COO Brian Spindel will assume the role of chief administrative officer.
In his new role, Courtney will lead strategic initiatives focused on increasing revenue and improving profitability. Courtney, who is also a multi-unit franchisee, brings an in-depth understanding of the interdependent relationship in franchising.
Before joining PostNet, Courtney spent nine years holding several senior management positions including COO with Famous Brands International, the parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, helping to drive profitable sales in all segments of the business. Most recently, Courtney served as CEO of Famous Brands International. Prior to that, Courtney served in financial roles with PepsiCo and Kmart Corp.
“Having served as both a franchise owner and executive leader, Neal is uniquely qualified to serve as COO of PostNet and help franchisees and the brand reach new heights,” said PostNet CEO and co-founder Steve Greenbaum. “Most importantly, he shares our core values and is an energetic leader focused on results through collaboration and execution.”
Courtney commented on his new position: “The PostNet team does an exceptional job of making the success of their franchisees a top priority and I look forward to continuing to champion that mission. PostNet is uniquely positioned in the marketplace and I am excited about being a part of this dynamic and growing organization.”
The addition of Courtney to the PostNet team is a result of the continued growth of the global franchise. With over 700 locations worldwide, PostNet is currently focused on domestic and international expansion, including in Europe, Asia and Mexico.
PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers offer a full range of digital printing solutions, as well as graphic design, direct mail, Websites, email marketing and shipping.
PostNet Neighborhood Business Centers provide marketing services and specialize in meeting the design, printing and shipping needs of small businesses and entrepreneurs. Founded in 1993, PostNet has more than 700 locations worldwide, including several hundred locations in South Africa. Select PostNet locations in the United States and Canada now offer Website Design and Solutions, which includes website and mobile design, hosting and e-mail marketing. Each PostNet franchise is locally-owned and operated. PostNet has won numerous awards and recognitions including: Entrepreneur 2013 Franchise 500, Entrepreneur 2013 America’s Top Global Franchise, 2013 Top 10 Best Franchise for Veterans by Military Times, 2013 Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review and 2013 Mail Innovations Award from the U.S. Postal Service.