John “Skip” Plesnarski/Eighteen Eight Fine Men’s Salons
Franchisee Owner Operator
John Plesnarski is President and Owner of Plezco, Inc. He has recently invested in Eighteen Eight, a franchise which provides Hair Styling and Grooming Services for Men. He owns the territory rights in Atlanta which he plans on developing over the next three years.
John retired from corporate America in 2012. He is an accomplished Senior Supply Chain Leader with a wide breadth of global experience at Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). John began his career in Finance and moved to several business Operations leadership roles. He spent the majority of his career leading a Global Supply Chain organization which supported the Safety Business Unit in the contract manufacturing, importing and distribution of personal protective equipment.
As Director of Global Supply Chain, John was responsible for vendor management in Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand and China. He also led a shared services organization which included Logistics, Customer Service, Information Systems, Sourcing and Supply and worked closely with the Sales organization to support customer expectations. John was instrumental in the successful expansion of contract manufacturing footprints to support sales growth around the world.
John has been recognized for his expertise in organizational development, strategic planning, operations, and the ability to develop successful leaders. This unique combination of experience and skill set has enabled him to achieve success across the entire organization to meet business objectives in all key areas.
Drew French/Your Pie
Like every pizza lover, Drew French wants his own pie, his own way. Drews passion turned into an obsession while he and his wife were honeymooning in Ischia (pronounced: eesh – Key – ah), Italy. Thats where he received his first taste of authentic Italian brick-oven pizza. In 2008, Drew created Your Pie. It was the very first down-the-line, fast-casual pizza concept where customers select their own type of crust, sauce, cheese and toppings and watch the pizza bake in front of them. Today Your Pie is one of the fastest growing pizza concepts with 21 locations.
Dr. Tim Kelly/Buckhead Wellness Center
Chiropractor in Buckhead for almost 30 years, specializing in Applied-Kinesiology, nutritional wellness, gentle non-force chiropractic.
Boutique Manager of Diptyque at Buckhead Atlanta. I’ve worked for Diptyque for 3 years now, in the cosmetic/fragrance industry for over 10 years. Prior to Diptyque I ran the cosmetic/fragrance department at Nordstrom in Nashville, Tennessee. I opened the very first Diptyque counter inside of a Nordstrom department store. I’ve trained with Diptyque Paris in New York several times, working at the Bleeker Street, Nolita & Madison Avenue Boutiques. I’m Nationally fragranced certified with a stellar nose! Diptyque is very dear to me & something
I stand behind as a consumer.
Author of bestseller, Soirée Entertaining with Style, (Rizzoli 2012), contributing editor for Veranda and writer for her own website, DanielleDRollins.com, Danielle Rollins has become one of the nations leading lifestyle experts. Designer, sought-out speaker, and mother of three, Rollins has been featured on national and local television, radio, print and websites.