SAN DIEGO – June 11, 2012 – iTAN Sun Spray Spa®, San Diego and Riverside County’s premier tanning salon and spa, expands its executive team with the addition of Suzie Hunter as director of franchise operations. The addition of Hunter marks an important step towards the company’s increased focus on franchising and steady expansion throughout Southern California.
Hunter brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate and franchise operations to the iTAN brand and will be responsible for growing the company’s business and leading franchisees into success. Hunter will manage and implement programs and practices related to business administration, marketing, sales support and financial coaching of franchisees.
“Hunter has a proven track record of increasing revenues and profits through strong leadership, growth strategies, and systems that create a sustainable competitive advantage,” said Faraje Kharsa, CEO of iTAN Sun Spray Spa. “She brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience as well as a unique understanding of the needs of franchise owners.”
Most recently, Hunter served as field auditor/compliance investigator at American Driveline Systems, Inc (AAMCO), where she conducted on-site financial audits of AAMCO franchise locations throughout the United States. In her previous role as director of operations and marketing at Submarina, Inc., she successfully oversaw 55 franchise-operated sandwich restaurants with operating units in California, New York, Michigan, Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, and Guam and increased store revenue by an average of 18 percent. Her franchise experience also includes serving as franchise services manager and brand manager of field marketing for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc (Togo’s) as well as territory manager, category manager and market trainer for ExxonMobil Corporation. During her 20 years with ExxonMobil Corporation, she supported 250 franchise and 110 corporate stores with annual convenience store sales of $127 million.
Hunter holds a Master of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with an accounting concentration from California State University, Fullerton.
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Monday, June 11, 2012
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About iTAN Sun Spray Spa
iTAN Sun Spray Spa is committed to making the best possible experience for every customer. With 21 locations throughout San Diego and five in the Inland Empire, iTAN offers clients the latest in sun, spray and spa technology, making its services convenient, luxurious and affordable. The Smart Tan certified tanning consultants are friendly, approachable and well-educated on the proper ways to achieve the ultimate tan. iTAN Sun Spray Spa has been voted San Diego’s number one tanning salon by the community, four years in a row, on 10 News A-list Awards. Offering a multitude of sun, spray and spa services, iTAN customers are promised absolute beauty satisfaction from head to toe.