About Us

Meet the Franchising Team

Jean-Louis Van Doorne

Chief Franchise Advocate


Jean-Louis joined the company in 1986. He opened and ran the Dale Carnegie Center of Excellence in Belgium from 1989 to 1996. Until 2010, as a vice president he supported startup operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Since 2014 he is serving on the company executive committee and he oversees the worldwide network.

Rob Rose

Senior Contracts Counsel


Rob has served as Senior Contracts Counsel of Dale Carnegie since February 2016 and is responsible for the administration of franchise agreements and other legal documents. Rob has a wealth of franchise experience, having represented both start-up and developed franchisors in all aspects of domestic and international franchising for more than 13 years. Immediately prior to joining Dale Carnegie, Rob served as legal counsel for a large international restaurant franchise brand.

Maguid Barakat

Vice President, Franchise Development EMEA & APAC


Maguid has served as the Vice President for Franchise Development at Dale Carnegie since 2014 with focus on support for the Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific Regions. Mr. Barakat served as the Regional Vice President for Europe, Middle East & Africa since 2015.

John Covilli, CFE

John Covilli, CFE

Senior Vice President, Franchise Development The Americas


John started his career with Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc. in 1981 as a sales consultant and trainer. During his long tenure with the Dale Carnegie organization he has held the following positions: Managing Director of the St. Louis Center of Excellence, Vice President of Global Accounts, Vice President - Franchising, North East Region. In 2008 he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Franchising.In 2015 John became Senior Vice President, Franchise Sales. John and his team are responsible for the management of all aspect of franchise sales and re-sales, as well as franchise disclosure documentation for the Americas.

Winnie Bi

Franchise Development APAC Region


Winnie has served as the Director of Franchise Development of Dale Carnegie in APAC Region since 2007. Prior to Dale Carnegie Associates, Winnie Bi served for 15 years as Sales Manager and Director of the Training Department in China and Taiwan.

Field Executive for EMEA


Lizzie began her career with Dale Carnegie in 2004 as a Sales Consultant. After achieving Rookie of the Year 2 years consecutively, she then became a Dale Carnegie Trainer and a Global Trainer.

Today, Lizzie is Project Lead for the Start Up Operations in EMEA. She is also a Carnegie Master.

Andre Goldstein, CFE

Andre Goldstein, CFE

Vice President, Franchise Development EMEA & APAC


Andre has served as the Vice President of Franchise Development of Dale Carnegie since 2016 with primary responsibility for the Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific Regions. He served as the Regional General Manager of Franchise Development Asia Pacific for Dale Carnegie from 2014 through 2016. Andre previously served in numerous senior leadership positions for Management Recruiters International, Inc. including VP of Field Operations & VP of Client Service Excellence from 1998 until 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Franchise Administrator


Kathy joined the Dale Carnegie team in 2017 as Franchise Administrator. In 2019 she was promoted to Franchise Operations Manager. In this role she supports the Franchise Development team to manage the operational side of support provided to our Franchisee Partners. She brings with her many years of experience in operations, office management, and client services.

Senior Director Franchise Development


In his 16 year career with Dale Carnegie, Aaron started as a sales associate and worked his way up to becoming a Franchise Partner in Long Beach CA. In this role his sales teams generated over $20 million in total revenues, and he's a 15 time award winner at Dale Carnegie Global Conventions. Aaron spent three years as Director of Sales Talent Excellence with the focus of supporting Dale Carnegie sales representatives and sales managers in their talent development efforts. Aaron is now responsible for Franchise Partner startup operations in the Americas, strategic support to Franchise Partners, and Franchise Academy on a global scale.

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