An astute franchise development professional with a track record of helping individuals find the next step in their professional life, Lauren is passionate about helping entrepreneurs on their path to ownership. Having been with the Wellbiz Brands family of brands for over five years, Lauren oversees the franchise development for Elements Massage®. Additionally, Lauren directs the teams in charge of the real estate and construction processes, assisting franchisees with site selection, lease negotiations, and studio design.
Originally from Chicago and a graduate of Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, Lauren started her career at Singer Asset Finance buying structured settlement annuities. From there, she moved into the world of Franchise Development and never turned back. As the VP of Franchise Development for Maui Wowi Coffees and Smoothies, Lauren helped hundreds of entrepreneurs find their future business. From there, Lauren worked in franchise development at Navis Logistics and later was a key player for franchise organizations from PuroSystems to Firstlight Homecare, finally landing at WellBiz Brands, Inc. Lauren regularly gains invaluable small business ownership insight from her husband Sean, who owns several businesses in the food and beverage industry.