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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, the Middle East and Africa. Since 2014 he has served on the company executive committee and overseen the worldwide franchising network.

Rob Rose

Senior Contracts Counsel


Rob has served as Senior Contracts Counsel since February 2016. He is responsible for the administration of all franchise agreements and other legal matters. 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.

Franchise Administrator/Paralegal


Nichole supports the administration of franchise agreements and legal correspondences. For over 10 years she has held administrative positions in corporate law, program management, regulated industries and real estate. 

John Covilli, CFE

John Covilli, CFE

Senior Vice President, Franchise Development The Americas


John started his career with Dale Carnegie in 1981 as a sales consultant and trainer. He rose to become the Managing Director of the St. Louis Franchise. John then became Vice President - Franchising, North East Region for Dale Carnegie & Associates. Currently John is Senior Vice President, Franchise Sales. He and his team are responsible for the management of all aspect of franchise sales and re-sales.

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 the Asia Pacific regions. Prior to that, Maguid was the Regional Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Greg Jones

Franchise Development Manager


Greg has over 30 years of experience developing and executing business strategy through start-up, turnaround and growth execution scenarios. His broad base of experience in business development, marketing, customer care, P&L, human capital and business financials gives him a unique perspective and ability to organize and execute successful business strategies.

Andre Goldstein, CFE

Andre Goldstein, CFE

Vice President, Franchise Development EMEA & APAC


Andre has served as the Vice President of Franchise Development since 2016, with responsibility for the Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific regions. Prior to his current position, Andre served as the Regional General Manager of Franchise Development - Asia Pacific. Before joining Dale Carnegie, Andre was Vice President of Client Service Excellence for a global executive search firm.

Senior Director Franchise Development


Aaron came to us as a Franchisee in Long Beach CA. He is now responsible for Franchise Partner startup operations in the Americas, strategic support to Franchisees, and Franchise Partner Academy.

Franchise Operations Manager


Kathleen joined Dale Carnegie in 2017 as Franchise Administrator. In 2019 she took over as Franchise Operations Manager. 

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