Sport Clips is led by a powerhouse team passionate about helping our team leaders succeed.
Gordon B. Logan
Founder and Chairman of the Board
In the early 1990s, Gordon Logan recognized the huge potential, and relative lack of competition, in the men’s and boys’ haircut market. To take advantage of this, Logan assembled a top management team and developed the unique Sport Clips Haircuts concept, which included groundbreaking new haircutting systems, operating procedures and marketing programs designed to fully capitalize on this large, underserved market. With many years of franchising experience, Logan was able to design the concept and get it up-and-running within a remarkably short time, and Sport Clips’ rapid, yet controlled growth, has become a textbook example of how to do things right.
Prior to opening the prototype Sport Clips in 1993, Logan owned and operated salons throughout Texas. He served on the board of the International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN, the trade association for chains and franchises representing over 10,000 salons) from 2002 to 2014, served as President from 2008 to 2012, and remains active, working on government regulatory reform.
Since 2011, he has served on the VFW Foundation Board, which directs the charitable efforts of the VFW for active duty service men and women and veterans. He was elected to the board of the International Franchise Association (IFA) in 2013 and currently serves on its Educational Foundation Board and is past Chairman of the IFA VetFran committee. He also is a leader in the Future of Beauty Industry Coalition that is working toward common sense licensing standards in the industry. In 2015, he received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Central Texas and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by ISBN. Logan has been recognized three times by the IFA: in 2016 he was named the Entrepreneur of the Year, in 2019 he received the Hall of Fame Award and in 2021 he received the William Rosenberg Foundation Leadership Award. He also served on the Board of Visitors for Southwestern University from 2010 to 2013 and currently serves on the Southwest Research Institute Board.
Before he was a salon owner, Logan served as an Aircraft Commander in the U.S. Air Force (1969-1976), after which he worked as a financial planning and control consultant with Price Waterhouse & Co. in Houston, Texas (1976-1980). He is a graduate of MIT (BS, ’68), and The Wharton School of Business, at the University of Pennsylvania (MBA with Honors, ’76). He is also a retired CPA in the State of Texas.
President & CEO
Edward Logan began his tenure with Sport Clips operating a single store. He worked his way up through several segments of the business over the past decade. Beginning with taking the reins in the company-owned store operations early on, he expanded the footprint from one market, 14 stores, and little infrastructure when he joined six markets, 70 stores, and a highly successful and tenured management team. He was able to translate those successes to rapid growth in franchise territories, before taking the national lead in franchise operations, and then beginning his tenure on the Leadership (“Executive”) Team as Vice President of Operations for all 1,800 locations. He has continued to make his mark as Chief Operating Officer, leading day-to-day company-wide operations across the entire Support Team. Edward continued this trend as President and COO, having guided the company through key strategic transitions for the business.
In 2020, he was named CEO of the brand and was instrumental in leading Sport Clips through the COVID-19 crisis. Edward is passionate about quantifiable results, but is most proud of continuing Sport Clips’ legacy of being a Culture driven and Values oriented family business, helping Team Leaders (franchisees) build income and wealth for their families, and continuing the company’s philanthropic focus on veterans and children. He focuses on keeping Sport Clips’ rich history central to its identity, celebrating current successes, and also emphasizing continuous improvement and ongoing evolution for the future. Edward attended Duke University and Southern Methodist University in Dallas before beginning his career with Deloitte Consulting as a business consultant.
Chief People Officer, SPHR
Allyson Young joined Sport Clips as Chief People Officer in March 2021. In this role, she leads a strong HR Team responsible for driving positive outcomes in the areas of talent acquisition, talent management, and engagement. Prior to joining the brand, Young was the Human Resources & Brand Director for more than 23 years for K&N Management, owners and operators of the Austin-area Rudy’s “Country Store & BBQ” and Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries and Shakes restaurants. There she focused on increasing internal and external engagement with team members and guests.
Young wrote the award-winning applications for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence Award and the Malcolm Baldrige Award. She developed and conducted organizational learning sessions to teach over 2,000 people from 100 different organizations about the Malcolm Baldrige Framework and performance excellence. In 2019, she was awarded the Baldrige Foundation Leadership Excellence Award. She holds a BA in English from Texas A&M University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Martin Lee joined Sport Clips in April 2020 as Chief Marketing Officer. He brings with him more than 20 years of marketing experience. Lee has led transformational initiatives to build and modernize marketing culture while promoting analytics and data-driven planning. He has a consistent track record of building brands by driving innovation while focusing on both traditional and digital marketing channels. Prior to joining Sport Clips, Lee was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for CarAdvise. During his career, he has held executive level positions with major brands including SIRIUS XM Radio, Sears Holdings, Sleepy’s, and Shopko.
Chief Financial Officer
Franklin Byrd brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, and compliance, having actively participated in the financing and management of more than $9 billion of debt and equity transactions, both public and private. As CFO of Intrusion, Inc., his vision, strategic focus, and people skills were invaluable to the company at a key time in their company lifecycle. Prior to joining Intrusion, Byrd served as CFO for Peak Nano Systems, LLC, where he was responsible for completing critical financings and scaling up office operations for the company. Byrd has also served as vice president of finance for Hunt Power L.P., a division of Hunt Consolidated Inc. Byrd is a Certified Public Accountant and currently serves on the Financial Executives International Association and is an active member of The American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned BBAs in both finance and accounting from Texas A&M University and his MBA, with honors, from Houston Baptist University.
Chief Digital Officer
Jatinder Singh joined Sport Clips in August 2022 with more than 20 years of industry experience in analytics, merchandizing, digital innovation, and digital transformation in the retail, quick serve, and energy sectors. Over the last two decades, he has launched patented analytics solutions for a financial service firm in Minneapolis, managed Target’s wedding registry business and grew it by 25% YoY and launched several digital solutions for Target including same day delivery in partnership with Google, Baby Subscriptions, and the Beauty Box Subscription. At McDonald’s, Jatinder led the cloud CRM transformation and launched McDonald’s first global loyalty platform in Germany and Canada. More recently, he drove the digital transformation for the largest municipally owned utility in the US, CPS Energy. He has an MBA in strategy from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and an undergraduate degree in production engineering from SBS College of Engineering and Technology, India.
VP of Career Opportunities
Julie Vargas has been with Sport Clips since the very beginning. She joined with the opening of the first store in 1993. As vice president of career opportunities, Vargas is responsible for creating and building strong recruiting programs, sourcing, training, driving brand awareness, and the opportunity to attract and retain stylists across more than 1,800 stores in the US and Canada. She is in her sixth year and currently serving as chair of the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Science (NACCAS) and is also chair of the National SkillsUSA technical Committee for Cosmetology. She also has 28 years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist.
Vice President of Operational Excellence
Earl Blood is a 30 year franchise system veteran. During his career, he worked with world class brands such as Sport Clips Haircuts, TCBY Yogurt, and the Mrs. Fields family of brands. Starting his career in franchising in 1987, he has held various positions through the years, including Director of Product Development, Vice President of Operations, and currently serves as Vice President of Operations Excellence at Sport Clips.
VP of Company Store Operations
Donna Whitaker joined Sport Clips in September 2003 as a stylist in Northwest Arkansas. A licensed stylist since 1985 and owner of her own salon from 1992 to 2003, Whitaker was quickly promoted through the Sport Clips ranks from stylist to coach, and then regional coach in 2006. From 2009 to 2018, she served as area director, traveling across the country to work with Sport Clips stores. As vice president of company store operations, she oversees the management of more than 70 Sport Clips company-owned locations.
VP of Field Operations
Patti Carr joined Sport Clips in 2018, bringing with her more than 30 years of franchise expertise. She has broad experience in franchise operations, bringing together executive management teams and support team members in the field. With a focus on operational excellence of the more than 1,800 Sport Clips locations, Carr is an expert at enforcing brand standards and building strong relationships with franchisees. Prior to joining Sport Clips, Carr was Vice President of U.S. Franchise Operations for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp, and spent nearly 30 years in various roles with the Mrs. Fields family of brands. Carr holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Stockton University and is based in New Jersey.
VP of Franchise Development
Jim Atkinson currently serves as the Vice President of Franchise Development for Sport Clips. He joined as the director of franchise development in July 2013 and served in that capacity until January 2018. From 2018 to 2019, he served as Senior Director of Franchise Development and was promoted to his current role in April 2019. Prior to joining Sport Clips, he served as director of non-traditional development for The UPS Store, Inc. from December 2010 to July 2013. From July 2009 to December 2010, he served as manager of industrial engineering and operational excellence for The UPS Store, Inc., and from September 2006 to July 2009, he served as international development manager for The UPS Store, Inc.
Director of Franchise Development
Jerry Eulentrop’s diverse franchising experience spans 23 years. He joined Sport Clips as director of franchise development in July 2012. Prior to joining Sport Clips, he served as area development manager for MBE/The UPS Store for 14 years. Eulentrop’s franchise career started in 1992 as franchise sales manager for ERA Franchise Systems, where he had development responsibilities throughout the Midwest. He developed a system to target the conversion of large independent real estate agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in philosophy from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
Director of Franchise Administration & Brand Excellence
Becky Geyer has been the Director of Franchise Administration and Brand Excellence since February of 2019. She oversees the administrative support team, which evaluates, improves, and executes all aspects of franchise administration and compliance, as defined by the Sport Clips Franchise Agreement and the system’s Operational Policies. She is also responsible for maintaining and updating the Franchise Disclosure Document and Area Developer Franchise Disclosure Document.
Senior Manager of Franchise Administration
Stacey Gamboa joined Sport Clips in July of 2012 as an administrative specialist. In April 2014, she moved into the role of Manager of Franchise Administration and in April of 2022 she was promoted to Senior Manager of Franchise Administration. She manages, facilitates, and maintains heavy involvement in all areas of franchise administration including agreement production, CRM management, and the transferring of store locations.
Franchise Administration Specialist
Andrea Rokovich started with Sport Clips in the IT department as a Support Specialist in May of 2016 and then was promoted to Project Coordinator in March 2017. She has held the position of Franchise Administration Specialist since February of 2022. Andrea works very closely with document production, brand excellence and data management.
Specialist, Franchise Recruitment
Jennifer Guzman joined the Sport Clips team in September 2014. As the first point of contact when inquiries are made about the Sport Clips opportunity, Guzman assists candidates with any initial questions to help guide them through the discovery process. Her role is to ensure potential Team Leaders know the basics of the business model, are qualified, and directed to the appropriate representative to further explore the Sport Clips franchising opportunity.
Franchise Lead Generation Specialist
Ashley Whitlock joined the Sport Clips team in May of 2022. Ashley started her career with Sport Clips as a field marketing coordinator where she provided local store marketing support for grand openings around the nation. In November 2022, Ashley was promoted to the Franchising team to take on the role of Lead Generation Specialist. Ashley works directly with key suppliers in the franchising industry to attract potential new franchisees to Sport Clips. She specializes in social media management and content creation and is enthusiastic about helping potential franchise owners explore the Sport Clips model!
Real Estate Team
VP of Real Estate
Greg Smith served as director of real estate at Sport Clips from July 2003 to December 2007 and senior director of real estate from December 2007 to December 2012. He was promoted to vice president of real estate in December 2012. He leads the real estate team, creating and managing one of the best real estate processes in the industry. From November 2000 until July 2003, Smith was a senior real estate manager for Sally Beauty Company of Denton, Texas. In 2013, Smith was named in Chain Store Magazine’s “Top Ten under 40” ranking.
Director of Real Estate
Jessica Rossy is director of real estate at Sport Clips. She manages the real estate team on strategic growth and planning for new store locations. She has been with Sport Clips since 2005, managing the real estate process in various areas of the country. Her career in the commercial real estate industry began in 2002, with Sally Beauty Company as a Sr. Real Estate Manager, where she managed the site selection for the Southeast region. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Texas – Arlington, and has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers since 2003.
Real Estate Director
Joel Reichman’s retail and real estate experience spans 45 years. He joined Sport Clips as real estate director in February, 2012. Prior to joining Sport Clips, he was a partner in Lerner Real Estate Group, LLC from 2003-2011. He is an accomplished senior level executive with more than forty years of progressive retail management experience directing corporate strategy, business planning, merchandising, operations, team building, real estate and store expansions. His strong business acumen has allowed him to increase growth and drive productivity in highly competitive retail environments.
Real Estate Strategy Analyst
Chris Pintar joined Sport Clips in 2022 as Real Estate Strategy Analyst. He manages the GIS mapping platform and provides data, foundational analysis, and strategic optimization strategies to continue to build the Sport Clips brand. Prior to joining Sport Clips, he was a Market Strategy Analyst with Dollar Tree Stores where he developed strategic initiatives to guide market expansion. He has a Master of Arts in Geography – Location Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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