VANCOUVER, June 25 /CNW/ - 1-800-GOT-JUNK? announced today it is handing
the keys to the junk truck to former President of Starbucks U.S., Launi
Skinner. In her role as President and Chief Operating Officer, Skinner will be
responsible for driving revenues through the increased productivity of more
than 300 existing Franchise Partners. Skinner will also lead the world's
largest junk removal service toward future international expansion.
"I am thrilled to be part of a company that values people who are
passionate about providing exceptional customer experiences. This role
provides a unique opportunity to shape the future growth of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?,"
said Skinner. "Together, leveraging the strong cultural foundation of the
company and the shared success with our Franchise Partners, we will continue
to build the brand in a meaningful and enduring way."
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore said after 19 years of
running his company, including taking operations from a one-truck gig to a
professional franchise system with sales of $125.7M, he is ready to move into
a more traditional CEO role, leading the vision and culture of the company.
"I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to welcome Launi Skinner into
the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? family! Launi is an exceptional leader who will help
develop and execute the plan for our wave of growth towards a billion in
revenue," said Scudamore, adding, "I greatly admire the Starbucks brand and
consider hiring the former President of Starbucks U.S. a huge milestone in the
history of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?."
A Starbucks partner for more than 14 years, Skinner began her career as a
District Manager in B.C. Her leadership and organizational skills earned her
the position of Vice President, Starbucks Coffee Canada. She later became
Senior Zone Vice President for the Northwest U.S. Skinner was the Senior Vice
President, Store Development U.S., opening in excess of 600 stores per year,
managing the assets of more than 6,000 stores and leading global store design
just prior to being promoted to President Starbucks U.S.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping people remove
junk, de-clutter, and live cleaner, better lives. Whether it's an old sofa or
a pile of junk in the garage, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you. Founded in
1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a franchised business operating in all major metros
across North America with over 1,000 trucks on the road.
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