Spotlights

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 […]
Andrew, more commonly known as “Webster” to his peers, started at College Pro as painter before deciding (quickly) to run the show.  He’s an inaugural member of CPaffinity and the kind of guy you want to grab a beer with to talk […]
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 […]
Patricia ran a franchisee for 4 years and was a General Manager for 2 years all while pursuing her dream of becoming a Veterinarian.  Goal, achieved.  She is now a practicing Veterinarian in Orillia. Her clientele may have changed, but her business […]
James is passionate about growth and people; in building teams and leading potential. Since College Pro, he has become even more familiar with franchise systems, and is an industry expert. Education: The University of Winnipeg Rookie Year: 1995 Current Home: […]
From a painting franchise in Connecticut, to digital marketing in San Francisco.  Post College Pro, Shaman Kothari has become an accomplished digital marketing specialist with a focus on cross platform video marketing.  Not sure how to better use your company […]
Kevin Newman is an award-winner journalist, news anchor, storyteller and digital media advisor. He was both correspondent and reporter for national broadcasters, CTV and Global for his 30 year career, and is a well-known Canadian figure. Sure enough, he is also a College […]
While most of us have 1 job, she has 4!  Lauren is a mover and shaker, so say the least.  After franchising with College Pro for 4 years, she moved on to an action packed career in real estate. Here’s what she’s up to […]
Max has had high aspirations his whole life, which made College Pro a great fit for him while he was a franchisee. Now, he’s combined his CP skills with a degree in accounting to make an ever-growing career out of […]
Don was the president at Cypress Energy Corp., in addition to his roles as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cyries Energy Inc., which he founded and served as president for. He co-founded Cequence Energy Inc. and was the President and […]
Mike had a 7 year career with College Pro. Like many of our entrepreneurs, his role as a franchisee got him through University, moved him to the United States and also gave him opportunities that have lead to his current […]