Spotlights

Paul is a huge believer in the College Pro experience for the individual that is strong enough – because you have to be strong. He stands by the program and believes that it is a phenomenal transitional experience into life. […]
With offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Toronto and Shanghai, David is the Executive Director for Avazu, North America – a leading multinational corporation in the digital marketing space. He oversees operations in Los Angeles and Toronto. He […]
You think you know wine?  Christine knows wine.  After studying entrepreneurship and getting her ‘Real World MBA’ as a College Pro franchisee, Christine followed her passion for wine and began a career in wineries and vineyards. Education: Oregon State University Rookie […]
“College Pro is all about opportunity” in the words of Jason Erwin – real estate guru, finance whiz and proud alum. Education: Central Washington University Rookie Year: 2003 (turf: Seattle, WA) Current Home: Greater Seattle Area College Pro Beginnings… Jason ran a franchise for […]
Charlie faced an “oh crap” moment as a self-supporting University student when he lost his summer job. Faced with no alternative, he attended a College Pro recruiting session, and has never looked back. Now, as the CEO of FirstService Brands, Charlie sees […]
Rookie Year: 2009 Turf: Vancouver, BC Education: The University of British Columbia, B.Sc. and Commerce Minor His College Pro Story… Duncan first interviewed for College Pro during the summer of his first year of university, but turned down the position. The following […]
Saul is his name, and travel seems to be his game. With his business endeavors taking him from Vancouver, to East Asia, to San Francisco and London, it seems as though he is conquering the world one city at a […]
Jennifer was raised by entrepreneurs and continued the family legacy upon starting her first College Pro business. Since then, she’s done nothing but continue to build and develop businesses with her bare hands. Education: Carleton University Rookie Year: 1986 Current […]
While he may have only left College Pro life last year, Stephen has already gone on to new adventures. With his website, and mission, titled 52skillz, his motto has become “Lets Get Epic”. To quote… “Routine is the enemy. We […]
Jeff’s time in the College Pro family spanned over 20 years, but don’t you dare call him old.  From his career to his family life, he’s definitely highly connected to this community. Here’s more about his journey… Education: University of Illinois, BS, Finance & […]
Nathan has stuck at it with this ‘entrepreneur’ life thing, ever since he left College Pro in 2005… here is what has being going on on his startup life for the decade, since. Education: University of Minnesota – Duluth Rookie […]
We first started talking to Mark after a Twitter exchange between him and his former College Pro pal, Jim Diodatti (check out his spotlight!) We sent him an old picture, he told us that the smell of his production vehicle still […]
Maryam Monsef is a Canadian Politician representing the Liberal Party in Peterborough and Kawartha, Ontario. On November 4th, 2015, she was sworn into the 29th Canadian Ministry as Minister of Democratic Institutions in the cabinet headed by newly elected Prime […]
Current Role: Partner at Webster Benefit Consultants Rookie Year: 2004 Turf: Watertown, ON Current Home: Toronto, ON Education: University of Guelph (Commerce), Richard Ivey School of Business (MBA) Andrew started at College Pro when his friend decided to take on a franchise in Burlington […]
We typically start our ‘interview’ process with alumni by asking one simple question; what is your College Pro story? For Steve, after being involved for over 30 years, his answer started with “You ready for this kiddo? Get some coffee, you’ll […]
Recently featured on Dragon’s Den, Carmelo is on his way to running a lucrative franchise business. Carmelo ran a College Pro Painters franchise for 3 years (2007-2009) in St Bruno, Quebec (a suburb of Montreal).  Over his 3 summers, he produced $350,000 […]
Max, a successful College Pro franchisee on the East coast, Ivy league graduate and world traveller worked briefly for a consulting firm before joining the tech startup, Square on the West coast.  In his current role, he pulls from his entrepreneurial past, […]
He is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and environmentalist who has interests in several technology and food companies.  Born in South Africa, educated in Canada and now living in the US. Education: Queen’s University Rookie Year: 1993 (turfs: Toronto & Kingston, ON) Current […]
Ashley was both a Franchisee and General Manager in her time at College Pro. She headed up the Toronto area for a few years as GM in between running successful franchises in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver. Now, she’s moved on to more exciting […]
Cory took his accounting expertise and worked his way up to the role of CFO/COO (recent promotion, cheers!) at the video and data intelligence company, Solink.  He learned a lot from his College Pro days, and got a chance to reminisce […]
The G-man himself, Greig Clark.  He founded College Pro in the early 70’s, a wily 17 year old looking to make more money.  Get ready for a trip down memory lane, with some sage advice to boot! Education: Richard Ivey School […]
Beth has had instrumental roles in both College Pro and Action Window Cleaning history.  She also started TLS — yes, the TLS that answered the phone for your business!  Read what she had to say about it! Education: University of Western […]
Matthew started up his own business in one of the world’s favourite industries…food trucks.  He’ll tell you, Snack Time = Stax Time.  He got his entrepreneurial spirit at College Pro in 2003. Education: The University of Western Ontario – Huron University College […]
Vitaliy is a compassionate and motivated guy, with a lot of street cred at Google and a successful College Pro career behind him! Education: University of Washington, BA Economic Geography/Slavic Languages Rookie Year: 2007 Current Home: San Francisco, CA Current […]