Meet Our Team

Leaders Who Care

We’ve collected some of the brightest, most experienced minds in the franchising industry who are dedicated to helping franchisees be as successful as they want to be to live their dreams and own their own lives. Meet those who are responsible for taking Home Franchise Concepts from a single brand in 1992 to one of the world’s largest franchise businesses, with over 1,700 franchised territories in the U.S., Canada & Mexico.

Our Leadership Team Is Dedicated to Helping You Achieve Your Goals

H. SCOTT BARRETT

JM Family Board of Directors and Home Franchise Concepts Advisor

Scott joined HFC September 2019. He has an extensive background in franchise management and the franchise business model, as well as a successful history leading a JM Family business. In addition, Scott understands the JM culture and will be a strong ambassador for the “JM Family Way” at HFC. Scott’s focus is to support our franchisees and enable them to successfully serve homeowners in their markets through the brands they know and love.

HEATHER NYKOLAYCHUK

Chief Marketing Officer

Heather joined us in October of 2019. Heather most recently served as the Head of Marketing at Tillys; a leading specialty retailer rooted in an active lifestyle. Her responsibilities spanned across all consumer touchpoints from digital to creating engaging in-store experiences. Prior to Tillys, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties in Irvine, CA. Heather spent over 16 years with Mattel, Inc. serving as the Sr. Director of Marketing & Strategic Operations, Head of Global Digital and other various senior marketing roles across their many iconic brands such as Fisher-Price™, Barbie™, Hot Wheels™, Matchbox™, and UNO™.

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JONATHAN THIESSEN

Chief Development Officer

A 28-year veteran of the franchise world, JT started with Home Franchise Concepts in 2003 as a Franchise Licensing Advisor. Now as the Chief Development Officer, he is responsible for the strategic planning, direction, and franchise growth of Home Franchise Concepts’ four brands: Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft and AdvantaClean.

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FAISAL KHAN

Chief Information Officer

Faisal Khan is Chief Information Officer of Technology at Home Franchise Concepts. He joined HFC in 2016, bringing with him over 20 years of leadership experience in IT and Business Strategy, Operations, Supply-Chain and Chain-Management.
He led numerous enterprise technology transformations, customer experience programs and business integrations.

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DOUG PHILLIP

President, Budget Blinds

Doug joined Budget Blinds November 2019. He has been in the franchise industry for over 25 years working with business owners to grow and improve profitability. Most recently, Doug was the Vice President of International Operations with International Dairy Queen leading regional teams around the world supporting Dairy Queen in 27 countries. Doug’s experience also includes over 20 years of operations leadership within the United States creating company leading results in sales, market growth and overall performance.

THOMAS R. HILLEBRANDT

President, Tailored Living

Tom joined us in April 2016 and served HFC as its Chief Financial Officer. He now serves us as President of Tailored Living. While spending a great deal of his career helping to turn around and improve financial operations of various companies he’s been with, he also understands empowering and developing leaders, listening to customers, and driving to results with integrity. He brings over 25 years of senior financial management experience to HFC working for a diverse group of companies ranging from Big-4 public accounting to start-ups to a billion-dollar-plus global manufacturing business. His industry experience includes technology, consumer products and retail businesses with extensive mergers and acquisition experience.

DAN LIGHTNER

President/Co-Founder, Concrete Craft

Dan spent 20 years as a manager in the luxury automobile industry before joining John Kostro to form All American Decorative Concrete. All American Decorative Concrete was acquired by Home Franchise Concepts in 2015 and was renamed Concrete Craft. Dan handles the day to day operations of Concrete Craft including technical support, business planning, new franchisee training, regional training, as well as sales training.

BRYAN BENNETT

President, AdvantaClean

Bryan owned and operated a successful AdvantaClean franchise for 7 years and is intimate with the industry. Prior to opening his franchise, he held a number of senior leadership positions at Centex Corp, KB Homes and The Evercare Company. Bryan is keenly aware of the challenges our franchises face as they work to grow their business. Bryan has a franchisee-first mentality, a high degree of integrity, humble leadership style, and extensive leadership and business experience.

H. SCOTT BARRETT
H. SCOTT BARRETTJM Family Board of Directors and Home Franchise Concepts Advisor
Scott joined HFC September 2019. He has an extensive background in franchise management and the franchise business model, as well as a successful history leading a JM Family business. In addition, Scott understands the JM culture and will be a strong ambassador for the “JM Family Way” at HFC. Scott’s focus is to support our franchisees and enable them to successfully serve homeowners in their markets through the brands they know and love.Read More
HEATHER NYKOLAYCHUK
HEATHER NYKOLAYCHUKChief Marketing Officer
Heather joined us in October of 2019. Heather most recently served as the Head of Marketing at Tillys; a leading specialty retailer rooted in an active lifestyle. Her responsibilities spanned across all consumer touchpoints from digital to creating engaging in-store experiences. Prior to Tillys, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties in Irvine, CA. Heather spent over 16 years with Mattel, Inc. serving as the Sr. Director of Marketing & Strategic Operations, Head of Global Digital and other various senior marketing roles across their many iconic brands such as Fisher-Price™, Barbie™, Hot Wheels™, Matchbox™, and UNO™.

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JONATHAN THIESSEN
JONATHAN THIESSENChief Development Officer
A 24-year veteran of the franchise world, JT started with the company in 2003 as a Franchise Licensing Advisor, and, now, as Vice-President, he is responsible for strategic planning, direction, and franchise growth of HFC’s three brands: Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, and Concrete Craft.

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FAISAL KHAN
FAISAL KHANChief Information Officer
Faisal Khan is Chief Information Officer of Technology at Home Franchise Concepts. He joined HFC in 2016, bringing with him over 20 years of leadership experience in IT and Business Strategy, Operations, Supply-Chain and Chain-Management.

He led numerous enterprise technology transformations, customer experience programs and business integrations.

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DOUG PHILLIP
DOUG PHILLIPPresident, Budget Blinds
Doug joined Budget Blinds November 2019. He has been in the franchise industry for over 25 years working with business owners to grow and improve profitability. Most recently, Doug was the Vice President of International Operations with International Dairy Queen leading regional teams around the world supporting Dairy Queen in 27 countries. Doug’s experience also includes over 20 years of operations leadership within the United States creating company leading results in sales, market growth and overall performance.
THOMAS R. HILLEBRANDT
THOMAS R. HILLEBRANDTPresident, Tailored Living
Tom joined us in April 2016 and served HFC as its Chief Financial Officer. He now serves us as President of Tailored Living. While spending a great deal of his career helping to turn around and improve financial operations of various companies he’s been with, he also understands empowering and developing leaders, listening to customers, and driving to results with integrity. He brings over 25 years of senior financial management experience to HFC working for a diverse group of companies ranging from Big-4 public accounting to start-ups to a billion-dollar-plus global manufacturing business. His industry experience includes technology, consumer products and retail businesses with extensive mergers and acquisition experience.
DAN LIGHTNER
DAN LIGHTNERPresident/Co-Founder, Concrete Craft
Dan spent 20 years as a manager in the luxury automobile industry before joining John Kostro to form All American Decorative Concrete. All American Decorative Concrete was acquired by Home Franchise Concepts in 2015 and was renamed Concrete Craft. Dan handles the day to day operations of Concrete Craft including technical support, business planning, new franchisee training, regional training, as well as sales training.
BRYAN BENNETT
BRYAN BENNETTPresident, AdvantaClean
Bryan owned and operated a successful AdvantaClean franchise for 7 years and is intimate with the industry. Prior to opening his franchise, he held a number of senior leadership positions at Centex Corp, KB Homes and The Evercare Company. Bryan is keenly aware of the challenges our franchises face as they work to grow their business. Bryan has a franchisee-first mentality, a high degree of integrity, humble leadership style, and extensive leadership and business experience.