Thomas Franchise Solutions hires new president and CEO

Thomas Franchise Solutions, an investment firm for franchisors, has named R. Randall Clark as president and CEO. Clark has nearly three decades of senior management and operational leadership experience.


(PRWEB) January 13, 2014
Thomas Franchise Solutions, the leading strategic advisory, platform development, and private equity investment firm for franchisors, has announced that R. Randall Clark will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Randall is a senior-level entrepreneurial business executive who brings two decades of sophisticated investment, capital markets finance, and management operations experience to the company,” said TFS Chairman Peter Thomas. “We have a shared a vision of becoming the premier boutique private equity firm in the franchise world, leveraging our talent, values, and capital to build a portfolio of best-in-class franchise investments and deliver exceptional stakeholder returns.”
Clark has over 27 years of senior management and operational leadership experience as an owner and C-suite member providing strategic corporate direction and implementation, sophisticated marketing and business development, Wall Street investment banking and domestic and international capital formation.
In addition, as an investment management private equity sponsor, he has financed or directly invested over $800 million of private equity, totaling in excess of $3.5 billion of transaction value, across a diverse spectrum of industry sectors. These sophisticated, complex transactions have covered acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalization and strategic business combinations across wide industry business platforms with revenues ranging from $15 million to $1.2 billion. The business sectors have included specialty finance, manufacturing, industrial, retail, real estate and residential resort communities and alternative investments. Through direct investment or management operations oversight, Clark has been a driving force to deliver measurable results to corporate growth and profitability.
He has also served on various corporate and foundations boards, and is a Past Chairman of both the Rocky Mountain Region for Young Presidents Organization and World President’s Organization.
About Thomas Franchise Solutions
Thomas Franchise Solutions (TFS) makes growth capital equity investments in private early and expansion stage companies in North America that have, or will have, franchising as their core expansion strategy.
Since 1974, Chairman Peter H. Thomas has been a successful entrepreneur and founder in a wide range of industry business sectors and strategies, including as a franchisee and franchisor, founding Century 21 Canada, growing that platform in excess of nine billion in annual revenues. In addition, as a private equity investor, he has acquired or developed through public and private investment vehicles, billions of real estate assets (including the development of the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale). The TFS Fund and its team have been assembled specifically to invest in and support franchise concepts. The Fund has significant investment capacity to deliver growth capital for well-established franchisors accelerating predictable continued growth on a large scale.