Sport Clips has retained Hanold Associates for their Chief Talent Officer search. Neela Seenandan, Katrina Prospero and Jason Hanold lead the search for this Austin, TX area role.
Sport Clips is the nation’s leading hair care provider to men and boys. In the early 1990s, founder Gordon Logan noticed that men tended to dislike the general environment of women’s salons that he owned and did not see value in generic family hair-cutters. Seeing an underserved market with the decline of traditional barbershops, he opened the first Sport Clips location in Austin, Texas, in 1993. The concept was built around a sports theme, with TVs on the walls playing games and an aesthetic reminiscent of a basketball court or locker room. The atmosphere in these locations is designed to be like older local barber shops, where men can gather to talk about sports, fishing or hunting.
Utilizing Logan’s franchising, salon and business experience, Sport Clips quickly expanded throughout Texas. The organization opened 50 stores within the first five years and took less than 15 years to open 500 making it one of the fastest growing franchises. Today, Sport Clips is still headquartered in small-town Georgetown, Texas, even though it now has more than 1,800 locations across the United States and Canada, the only hair care franchise with locations in all 50 states. These locations combined for approximately $625M in systemwide revenue in 2018. With approximately 1,000 corporate employees and more than 18,000 stylists, managers and team members, the Sport Clips total footprint is expanding rapidly, with plans to open an additional 100 locations in 2019. Sport Clips aims to continually increase market share by providing unparalleled client service in every market it enters.
The mission of the Chief Talent Officer will be to build and execute best-in-class people processes and outcomes in an entrepreneurial family-owned environment while retaining the small-company feel and values-orientation of the Sport Clips culture that define the organization. He/she will be the owner of all people processes and outcomes in the organization. Alongside the COO and CFO, this role will be considered one of three key advisors to the CEO and President, Edward Logan, and a decision-maker regarding both individual decisions and the long-term direction of the company.