Sean Fitzgerald is the Executive Vice President of Franchise Development for BrightStar, a medical and non-medical homecare and staffing franchise system with over 260 offices nationwide. He was previously Senior Vice President of Development for Quiznos and prior to that, the National Vice President of Franchise Development for Wireless Zone, a cellular retail chain that exclusively offers Verizon Wireless products and services. Sean joined Wireless Zone in 2007 to direct and oversee the development efforts of the company as it prepared for national expansion. In a little over 2 years, the company grew from under 200 stores to over 475 stores, as they expanded throughout the Southern and Midwestern states. He has over 18 years of franchise executive experience and has worked with startup franchise concepts and larger developed corporations in need of rebranding, giving him a unique insight and perspective in growing, operating and building franchise brands. Prior to Wireless Zone, Sean was COO of a startup women’s fitness franchise that grew to over 100 franchisees and 250 locations in three years. He was also co-founder and COO of an automotive accessory retail chain out of Cincinnati, OH, which grew to a national franchise and eventual IPO trading on the NASDAQ-QTC. Among his many accomplishments, Sean was ranked #1 “Young Ones to Watch,” by 1851 Franchise Magazine in 2012, and was winner of three Franchise Update Conference Star Awards. Mr. Fitzgerald is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in marketing.