Ralph Yarusso Standing Tall in the Automobile Services Segment of Franchising Industry

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Ralph Yarusso Standing Tall in the Automobile Services Segment of Franchising Industry

Ralph Yarusso is an experienced leader working in the franchise industry closely with the top franchises. Mr.Yarusso is a Certified Franchise Consultant with the International Franchise Professionals Group.

Being a Veteran, Mr. Yarusso stepped into the franchise industry as the Presdient R&S Management as a Multi-unit franchisee. As a franchisee, he owned and operated multiple Meineke Franchises in southern New Jersey and Denver CO. His leadership attributes got him the positions of Chairman National Council, and Board of directors of the IFA Franchisee forum. Mr. Yarusso held the position of President, of the Meineke Dealer Association.

Later, he earned the position as the Senior Franchise Development Specialist for MAACO and Meineke Car Care Centre.  Meineke Car Care Centres and MAACO belong to the parent company Driven Company Inc. 

Driven Brands, is the largest automotive services provider in North America, with its headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The company offers a variety of consumer and business automobile needs, including paint, collision, glass, vehicle repair, oil changes, maintenance, and car washes. 

Driven Brands is the parent company of some of the top automotive service companies in North America. These are: Take 5 Oil Change®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Maaco®, 1-800-Radiator & A/C®, and CARSTAR®. Driven Brands services more than 50 million vehicles annually and has more than 4,400 sites spread across 15 countries. The network of Driven Brands generates more than $1 billion in income from system-wide sales of more than $4 billion.

Further, being under the same umbrella franchise, Ralph Yarusso was placed as the Regional Vice President and Chief Operations Officer For Meineke Car Care Centres, Inc. 

Moreover, Mr. Yarusso has spent most of his career in the automobile industry. His position as Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development with Grease Monkey International LLC does not come as a surprise. He continued in the same position for eight long years. Mr. Yarusso was then placed as the COO- of Franchising Grease Monkey International & SpeeDee Oil Change.

The largest independent franchisor of vehicle preventive maintenance facilities in the US, Grease Monkey International, LLC, serves more than 2 million clients annually. More than 300 locations of Grease Monkey®, founded in 1978, are currently open in the United States and Mexico.

In the recent past 2018 when Full Speed Automotive hired Mr. Yarusso as the Chief Development Officer for their headquarters in Colorado. 

The oil changes, tyre sales and rotations, brake repairs, car washes, and other ancillary services are provided by FullSpeed Automotive®. It is a premier automotive aftermarket services platform, is aimed at numerous desirable service market groups. Density in strong growth markets is provided by the company’s strategic geographic network of 690 franchised and company-owned outlets. The leading brands of FullSpeed Automotive are SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service® and Grease Monkey®.

To name another top-notch brand Mr. Yarusso has been a part of is the BrandOne Franchise Development company. Mr. Yarusso played the role of the Vice President of Franchise Development for a brief tenure.

Prior to his positioning as a Certified Franchise Consultant with IFPG, Mr. Yarusso served as the VetFran Chairman with the same organization.

Apart from his current endeavor as CFC, Ralph Yarusso is the President of Atticus Franchise Consulting company. He is a Certified Franchise Executive with high regard in the industry. 


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