Carl McManus joined CK Franchising, Inc. in January 2014. Carl began his career in public accounting in New York with Arthur Andersen and Co. as a certified public accountant. He also worked as a management consultant with Deloitte in Los Angeles. His experience includes several years with YUM! Brands in operations and franchising, and he was a director in Acquisitions and Divestitures during Taco Bell’s re-franchising process, transforming the network into a franchise business model. He also worked for Gateway as a Director for Retail Strategy and focused on growing the business-to-business market through their Country stores.

He has spent the last several years working with private equity, focusing on company operations, franchise development, and strategy. Carl earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a master of business administration from the Harvard Business School. He enjoys playing basketball and the great outdoors.