Spotlights

From painter to whitewater rafting guide to personal trainer to Naturopathic Doctor, Aisling has done a bit of everything, and she’s continued to be successful in every walk of life. Education: University of Ottawa, B.Sc., Human Kinetics / Canadian College of […]
Featured in, “How 6 hotshots aim to change the world,” on Franchise Times, John Evans has moved on from running a residential painting company at College Pro to a specialized coaching company: EverLine Coatings. John was a rookie at College […]
Jeremy is an Emmy winning motion and graphic designer who has been artistic for as long as he can remember. Though he has taken up permanent residency in that artistic world, he credits a lot of his success to the business […]
Cameron Herold has been a ‘growth guru’ to multiple $100+ Million companies, and is one of the most sought after business minds in North America. After starting his own companies and brands, he has now become one of the top coaches […]
Liz’s College Pro career spanned over 15 years, filling every role from painter through to Senior Vice President.  This decade and a half ignited her entrepreneurial spirit and lead to her current company. Education:       The University of Western […]
Jeff has had the franchise trifecta for experience: he ran summer franchise, a full-time restaurant franchise and is now in a director role as a franchisor.  Hey, budda-boom budda-bing. He has a unique College Pro story in that he was both a […]
Gone are his days wielding a squeegee, he’s traded up for a role in finance with the National Institution that is Tim Hortons.  And, you might want to think twice before you take him on in a game of poker… Rookie Year: 2003 […]
Craig is currently the president of John Hancock Financial Services, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corporation. John Hancock Financial Services manages $349.8 billion in assets as of March 2015, and Craig directs all aspects of the operations, having […]
Jill is an EcoPreneur, Author and Nature-Lover. She runs Synergy Enterprises, a west coast company with a mission to catalyze the green economy. Synergy works with businesses who are exemplary leaders in corporate social sustainability. Her clients have achieved zero waste, carbon neutrality […]
He’s the guy responsible for Action/College Pro Window Cleaning, and he was kind enough to give us a call and share his College Pro story.  This guy was both painting and window cleaning in his history. Rookie Year: 1984 (Oakville, Ontario) […]
He’s just a small-town boy, born and raised in… Kincardine, Ontario.  He made his way to London, England a few years back and is now working for the NLF UK as their Marketing & Events Manager. Rookie Year: 2004 Turf: Kincardine, […]
From a production vehicle in Philly, to a one-way global ticket, to a healthy lifestyle in California.  Chris Mittelstaedt has had an interesting adventure, and it hasn’t always been glamorous.  He is the Founder & CEO of the FruitGuys, based […]
Luke Sohl is happy to be a part of the team at Tesla Motors, currently in his 3rd year. Having previously worked with them as a product specialist, he now works on improving the owner experience with Tesla customers. His […]
Jeff may have gotten his entrepreneurial spirit from College Pro but he has gone on to do great things. After working for Aerotek he started the Chicago Leadership Alliance, a leadership training company where he wrote his own curriculum and […]
From Biomed to Franchising to Corporate to Startup. Heidi is currently the Academic Specialist at Kira Talent, a tech startup that facilitates candidate video screening. She is responsible for the growth and development of their school client portfolio (i.e. she’s […]
Rodrigo grew up internationally, born in Ecuador, raised in South America, the US and Canada. He’s the son of a diplomat and construction business owner.   He’s passionate about his family (wife, Ana, son Alexander, and new baby… coming soon), his […]
Katherine is a General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a leading Venture Capital firm in Silicon Valley.  While completing her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, she ran a College Pro Painters franchise. Now, Katherine focuses primarily on investments in web […]
Since 2008, Graham has owned Dessert Companies; a roofing, painting and storm restoration company. He’s a father of 5, husband to Sarah, semi-pro football player and an aspiring comic. School: University of Saint Mary (B.A.) Rookie Year: 2002, North Kansas City […]
Since 2009, Stacey has been the chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).  In 1981, she ran a College Pro Painters Franchise in Welland, Ontario.  She is currently under contract in her role until 2017, which will see her as […]
1/10/2011 To College Pro: I am writing you today to express my gratitude in what you have done for me. Without my College Pro experience, I would not be where I am today – personally or professionally. This is my […]
College Pro alumnus, and recruiter.com founder, Miles Jennings was just featured in Entrepreneur.com. He shared his “Big Lessons Learned from [his] First Entrepreneurial Job“… I’m sure you can all related. 1.  Marketing works. 2.  Well-developed brands deliver. 3.  Fire fast. […]
In July, a letter was received at College Pro HQ from Jim Diodati; mayor of Niagara Falls, ON and College Pro Painters alumnus. He shared a trip down memory lane. —————————————————– Dear Tony, Years ago, in the summers of 1985 […]