FranConnect continues focus on expanding executive leadership team to enhance operations.
FranConnect, the industry leader in franchise management systems, is pleased to welcome Bob Blair to the company as its newly appointed Chief Financial Officer. In his role as CFO, Blair is intimately involved in leading the company’s accounting, legal, human resources and information technology divisions. Blair brings dedication to ensuring satisfaction – for customers, employees and investors – through high accountability, scalable infrastructure and strategic growth.
“We have already set some aggressive goals, instituted employee programs designed to drive enthusiasm and success, and put processes in place that will enable continuous improvement,” Blair said. “I’ve hit the ground running and am excited to work with the entire FranConnect team.”
Before coming on board as FranConnect’s CFO, Blair served as CFO of Salsa Labs, a SaaS software company. During his tenure there, he was instrumental in maturing the company’s business and accounting operations, raising both debt and equity financing. Blair has also worked closely with the operating teams to acquire, retain and grow the company’s customer base. Prior to Salsa Labs, Blair served as CFO or VP of Finance in other innovative software companies, including Visual Networks, which completed a successful initial public offering (IPO) in 1998.
Bob joining FranConnect is a natural next step following the recruitment and recent announcement of Christopher Fountain, the company’s new CEO. Fountain joined FranConnect with a clear objective: to create the industry’s most satisfied customers by delivering high-quality products and exceptional customer service. Blair’s addition to the FranConnect team will build on the philosophies Fountain and the company are dedicated to advancing.
“Bob brings highly relevant experience to FranConnect,” Fountain said. “He has a proven track record of building and leading world class back-office operations that support customer success. His experience also includes leading finance operations through an IPO process. We have seen an immediate, positive impact from Bob’s leadership. I am thrilled that he has joined our team.”