SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy, the pioneer and largest national franchisor of massage therapy, assisted stretching and skincare services, has named Kurt Ullman vice president, International Development. Mr. Ullman will be responsible for leading the company's International Division and its expansion into new global markets. He joins the company from Amazing Lash Studio, where he was executive vice president of International Development.
"As we look to expand the brand outside the U.S., Kurt will be a tremendous asset and a great addition to Massage Envy's Senior leadership team," said Joe Magnacca, chief executive officer of Massage Envy. "He's a smart strategist, a strong leader and has a long track record of producing results for international franchise brands."
Ullman has over 24 years of international franchising experience and, over the course of his career, his work has resulted in master franchise transactions in 96 countries. He previously was vice president, Global Development for Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite. He worked for more than a decade in international development for Mail Boxes Etc./The UPS Store. In addition, he has managed international operations, supply chain and company-wide international integration. Ullman has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of California, San Diego, and is a member of the International Franchise Association and the Global Business Network.
"I'm thrilled to be part of the Massage Envy team and to come into the business at such an exciting time," said Ullman. "There's real demand for expansion of the Massage Envy brand into international markets, and the company is in a great position to answer the call."
Massage Envy is a trailblazer in the wellness industry and one of the most attractive franchise businesses in the world, with meaningful, untapped opportunities for growth.
Massage Envy has become one of the wellness industry's most sought–after franchises with potentially lucrative opportunities for sustained growth in North America and increasingly abroad.
The company is committed to the wellbeing of members, guests and the 35,000 therapists, estheticians and wellness professionals who are collectively employed across more than 1,170 franchised locations. Through its innovative membership model, the Massage Envy franchise system allows customers to make massage and skincare services a regular part of their health and wellness routine. Its one-to-one service model, backed by technology, allows every franchised location to deliver specific, personalized and consistent care. Massage Envy is ranked #7 in Forbes "Best Franchises to Buy," and was recently named a Top 20 franchisor by Entrepreneur Magazine, including being #1 in the massage category.
About Massage Envy
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Massage Envy is a national franchisor and, through its franchise locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services and proprietary assisted stretching service, Total Body Stretch. The Massage Envy franchise system is, collectively, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians, with more than 35,000 dedicated wellness professionals that provide best-in-class service to over 1.65 million members. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 1,170 franchise locations in 49 states that have together delivered more than 100 million massages and facials. For more information, visit www.massageenvy.com, or follow us on Twitter @MassageEnvy and Facebook at www.facebook.com/MassageEnvy.
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