R. Scott Sutton is a seasoned, award-winning senior executive empowering businesses to achieve success. Mr.Sutton is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&MA).
Having worked with numerous franchise companies on the a-line, Mr.Sutton has made a reputation in his two decades of career in the franchising industry.
R. Scott Sutton’s Executive Career kick-started with the Primrose Schools
He was appointed as the Director of franchising and Brand Consistency. Primrose Schools is a national franchise company that provides high-quality early education and child care across the country. The school approaches early education with exclusively Balanced learning. The national Cognia accreditation has set them to be pioneers in early childhood education for nearly forty years. Primrose schools have more than 450 schools nationwide. Schools are independently owned and operated by dedicated local franchise owners.
Post his association with Primrose Schools, Mr.Sutton became a part of BioLab Franchise Company, LLC, Chemtura company. Here he was the Vice President of Franchise Development and Director of Franchise Operations.LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2021. The company currently has about 13,200 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing, and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, and consumer protection products.
Further, for a brief period, Mr.Sutton efficiently headed the Franchise Development department as the Vice President at Sunbrook Franchising, Inc.
Having Spent Eleven Years In Deluxe, Mr. Sutton’s Solid Track-Record Speaks Bounds
It is worth mentioning his longest tenure, more than a decade, with the company Deluxe, as the Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Sutton played a leadership role in the company and came up with a great deal of execution for the company. Under his leadership, the business development team devised strategies and completed 177 strategic transactions valued at $550mm in enterprise value. The big numbers are a proven record of Mr.Sutton’s dedication and subsequent achievements that can be measured.
Deluxe is a company that deals with information technology and services. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The company’s foundations date back to 1915. The company helps enterprises, small businesses, and financial institutions deepen customer relationships through trusted, technology-enabled solutions. Deluxe specializes in Printing, Financial services, online marketing, search engine optimization, website hosting, and all marketing requirements. It also deals with treasury management, payments, cloud solutions, business graphics requirements, enterprise business solutions, and payroll. Being a company with such a broad spectrum of services, Mr. Sutton’s position was essentially crucial.
Moreover, in his eleven dedicated years in Deluxe, Mr. Sutton authored sales processes, and RACI design to align with sales goals. Also, He developed annual financial forecasts and budget plans, as well as looked after the budget management guidelines.
Short Yet Powerful Tenure With Threshold Brands
Threshold Brands could take the opportunity and source Mr. R. Scott Sutton as their Chief Growth Officer in 2021. Although the tenure was short, Mr. Sutton took on plenty of responsibilities while with Threshold Brands. Within the short duration, Mr. Sutton refreshed strategies, drove brand positioning initiatives, led the marketing team’s management, and one company’s complete rebranding. In addition to these, He also authored the acquisition, conversion, and new unit growth strategies. One of his major contributions would include the development and launching of the company’s “0-60” and “Project Andretti” growth campaigns across all nine portfolio brands. This in turn led to the completion of 144 new franchise units.
Threshold Brands is home to a variety of franchise service companies. It includes services such as repair, maintenance, and home improvements specialization portfolio of nine brands.
Currently, Mr. R. Scott Sutton is serving as the Chief Development Officer with Empower Brands. He leads several teams across a portfolio of seven franchise brands.
Empower Brands is a leading franchise platform encompassing seven world-class franchise brands-Archadeck Outdoor Living, Conserva Irrigation, FRSTeam, Intelligent Office, JANPro, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, and Superior Fence and Rail.
Empower Brands and the franchise community look forward to the new heights that R. Scott Sutton is envisioning for the brand.
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