Franchise Development Team
Meet the people who will assist you in your evaluation of the Great Clips franchise opportunity. We are here to help you understand the business model and provide you with what you need to make your decision on becoming a business owner with Great Clips.
Director of Franchise Development
Beth joined the Franchise Development department of Great Clips, Inc. in 2007, and played an integral role in the brand's growth in North America. She was recognized for her many efforts in the in the department, including cementing strong relationships with franchise brokers and establishing a strong brand presence both online and recognized industry publications, by being named the Director of Franchise Development in 2013.
Franchise Development Manager
Laura Roper started in the haircare business working in a salon. After acquiring a degree in Entrepreneurship at St. Thomas University in St Paul, Laura found her way to the Great Clips home office, starting as a Resale Coordinator. In 2008, she was promoted to Franchise Development Manager. Several family members are accomplished entrepreneurs, so it’s no wonder that Laura enjoys helping franchisees become successful business owners. In her spare moments, she enjoys traveling and spending time at the lake: water-skiing and boating. Laura lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Senior Franchise Development Manager
Steve Gemlo has been in franchising since 1989, and started his Great Clips career in May 1999. Today, Steve is a Senior Franchise Development Manager with Great Clips. He has a passion for helping franchise candidates through our investigation process so that they can make an informed decision about our Great Clips opportunity. Over the last 10 years he has helped more than 250 franchisees decide that Great Clips is the best franchise fit. He and his wife Beatrice have been married 35 blissful years. They have two wonderful children Matt and Megan, who remind them often how lucky they are.
Franchise Development Relationship Specialist
Kat joined the Great Clips Franchise Development department in 2016. She was previously the Director of a childcare facility and was excited for a change of pace. Her current role allows great opportunity to meet the people who will eventually become franchisees. She assists franchise brokers with basic information, territory checks and responds to franchise inquiries in order to assist in selecting the best possible candidates to enter the sales process.