US Veteran Ralph Yarusso of BrandONE on the Essence of Success

US Veteran Ralph Yarusso of BrandONE
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Some of us do not have the roadmap; we basically figure things on the job. But, how about if we have someone to look up to? Meet Ralph Yarusso CFE, the Vice President of Franchise Development – BrandONE. Ralph is an experienced President, Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Development Officer, Business Development with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Strong business operational and development history, professional skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Business Planning, Operations Management, and Coaching.

Between 1977 to 1985, Ralph Yarusso, CFE, served in the US Military for over eight years. He was a C141 crew member with over 3000 hours of flight time. Combat air drop qualified, he was promoted below the zone to Alpha crew status. Between 1984 till 2007, Ralph owned and operated multiple Meineke franchisees in southern NJ and Denver, CO. He held positions as Chairman National council, Board of directors, IFA Franchisee Forum, President- Meineke Dealer Association, Advertising Chair 2002-2006, Product Chair 1995-2002.

Between March 2007 till June 2010, Ralph worked as a Franchise Development Specialist for MAACO & Meineke Car Care Center for Driven Brands. During the same period and more, he operated as the Regional Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. No, the list of his professional experiences isn’t over yet. Between 2013 till 2021, he held positions as the COO at Grease Monkey International LLC and CDO at Full-Speed Automative. It is in August 2021; he has joined BrandOne.¬†

What is more pleasing over and above the substantial record of experiences Ralph holds as a Veteran Franchise developer is the number of acknowledgments he has received from his colleagues that show, without telling, his substantial contribution to the franchise community. In a competitive business scenario, for anyone to acknowledge the potential of their business partner or colleagues is hard to come by. And yet, some are unfazed by Ralph’s brilliance to admit the amazing influencer he is.

Dave Schaefers CFE at BrandONE, his business partner, says, “I am honored to make a recommendation on behalf of Ralph. He is an incredible family man, a thoughtful individual and an unbelievable professional in the franchising space. There are few folks in our industry who have served both sides of franchising, yet Ralph has been a real estate developer, a franchisee and served at the top levels of corporate franchising. His history follows him and every decision he makes is in the best interest of the franchisees he serves. You honestly could not ask for more.”

Partner at The Franchise Consulting Company & President at Your Franchise Source,¬†Janice Charles, feels honored to recommend Ralph. She adds, “anyone working with Ralph knows he has the highest integrity in franchising. He is well respected, keeps his word and knows the business inside and out. If you have the opportunity to work with Ralph, please do so!” Janice’s conviction is a good amount of confidence for any serious entrepreneur to learn more about BrandOne for potential franchise development consultation.


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