Spotlights

Current Role: Operations Manager Rookie Year: 2007 Turf: Kingston, ON Current Home: New York City, NY Education: Queen’s University, Commerce & University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management, MBA Pardeep and College Pro “College Pro for me was a […]
Current Role: Consultant Rookie Year: 2006 Turf: Maple Valley, WA Current Home: Nashville, TN Education: Berklee College of Music (B.M.), The University of Texas at Austin (MBA) Evan was a painter before he was a franchisee. He understood the program, […]
Rookie Year: 1995  Turf: Winnipeg, MB Current Home: Vancouver, BC Education: The University of Winnipeg Current Role: Managing Director at WOW 1 Day Painting His take on Entrepreneurship… “The reason I have good perspective on entrepreneurship isn’t because I’m some smart, special guy, […]
Job Title: Co-founder, CEO (RightSleeve) & Chief Platform Officer (commonsku) Rookie Year: 1993 Turf: Rosedale, Toronto Current Home: Toronto, ON Education: Queen’s University, BAH, Economics/History Why does Mark love Entrepreneurship? It’s critical to our economy and our country. Mark is […]
Rookie Year: 1997 (Muskoka, Ontario) Turf: Muskoka, Ontario Education: The University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Current Home: Burlington, ON Current Role: Owner at Absolute Home Services Liz & Her Role at College Pro Liz started as a painter in Muskoka, […]
Rookie Year: 1981 Turfs: Sarnia, ON | Rhode Island | Northern Alberta Current Home: Toronto, ON Education: University of Toronto, Psychology | Queen’s University, MBA Current Role: CEO and co-founder, ExpertFile “When people ask me about entrepreneurship, there’s a lot […]
Current Role: Owner & Web developer at Blue Bench Rookie Year: 2010 Turf: Milwaukie, WI Current Home: Bettendorf, IA Education: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, BS, Organizational Communication “For a while after College Pro I thought man, I won’t be able to […]
Rookie Year: 2012 Turfs: Port Elgin & Owen Sound, ON Current Home: Mississauga, ON Education: University of Ontario Institute of Technology Current Role: CEO & Co-founder, iApotheca Healthcare From College Pro to Startup CEO Spencer Turbitt connected with his co-founders, Younis, Rachelle and David […]
Rookie Year: 2009 Turf: Langley, BC Current Home: The Globe (but also, BC) Education: University of British Columbia, Commerce, Real Estate | University of the Fraser Valley, Business Administration Current Role: Partner, Breakthrough PT Marketing Once Josh signed on to College […]
Rob has friends from College Pro dating back to his rookie year – friends that have stuck with him a franchisee, general manager, and some who’ve even gone on with him to California Closets. He represents the tight knit family […]
John is an enthusiastic member of College Pro’s alumni community, and he believes passionately that having success is less about the profit – it’s about the coaching, training, and work ethic that you develop as a franchisee. He started painting as […]
Rookie Year: 2007 Turf: Vancouver, BC Current Home: Toronto, ON Education: The University of Western Ontario; Bachelor in Management & Organizational Studies / The University of British Columbia; Bachelor in Economics and Political Sciences Current Role: Vice President Business Development & Strategic Marketing […]
Eric is a young alumnus, but he’s not short on experience. He’s headed up multiple entrepreneurial pursuits. Most recently, he’s been at the head of Planswell, a financial planning company that’s really taking off. He’s also been a part of […]
Brand championship embodies many things; you have to be a cheerleader, a protector, an innovator, a coach and most importantly, you have to live the brand. This is what Chris Drucquer has done consistently at CertaPro Painters, College Pro’s sister company, […]
In his first year post-College Pro Jon is (to put it simply) kicking ass. As a young real estate agent, he’s closing deals quickly, on his way to becoming as successful in that field as he was as a College […]
“It was a bit painful at first, but it was an incredible learning experience” is how Hyatt describes College Pro, and I’m sure many of our alumni can relate. After trying a bit of everything, from selling Hawaiian shirts at […]
From franchisee abroad to software startup, Elanna is proof that where there’s a will, there’s a way. Education: Saint Michael’s College, B.S., Business Administration, Management and Marketing Rookie Year: 2013 (turf: Portland, ME) Current Home: Boston, Massachusetts What’s she up […]
Ryan isn’t your typical College Pro alumnus – he’s had the exciting experience of being on the forefront on the Legalization of Marijuana in Oregon. He shared his thoughts on the whole ‘Legalize It’ thing, and what he’s been up […]
Graham’s favourite part about being an alumnus? Knowing that he’s ready to take on the real world because of his College Pro skills, coaching and community. He’s one of our youngest spotlights, so it’s only up from here! Education: University […]
Try, fail, learn, repeat.  Then totally crush things like Cathy did.   She believes that her key to success was her ability to sell. Now, she works in B2B sales with IT giant Cisco and is carrying that experience with her. She’s a […]
In Danny’s world, entrepreneurship is the ability to visualize something, coupled with the ability to execute on that vision. With his College Pro training in hand, Danny set out to execute on his own vision, by helping other companies do […]
John Chayka recently spoke with Naylor & Landsberg on their TSN 1050 – Toronto radio show about his experiences with becoming the youngest ever general manager of an NHL team. Listen to his interview here (Chayka starts @ 14:05!) Naylor: “…how […]
Jason is dedicated to training and coaching, whether that’s as a College Pro general manager, or as the vice president of a fitness company. His time at College Pro is full of memories, some bad, like losing ladders in the […]
Kevin is an owner and operator of MIRA Floors & Interiors, which provides flooring and installation to the insurance restoration, property management and builder industries. He’s certainly familiar and maybe even a downright expert with the franchise system after a […]