The Spotless Brands management team has 200+ years of leadership experience across top brands totaling over 10,000 locations.
Chief Executive Officer
Russ has had a distinguished career of accomplishment and stability and brings with him a wealth of franchising experience. He recently joined Spotless from LYNX after serving as CEO and president franchisor Batteries Plus Bulbs (BPB). Under Russ’s leadership BPB grew from a small regional operator, to a national retail franchised chain with over 725 stores, 300 franchisees and over $625m in system sales. During his tenure, BPB nearly doubled average store sales and increased gross margin by over 20%. Russ’ experience in strategy, sales and marketing, supply chain management, and technology benefits LYNX greatly. Prior to joining Batteries Plus, Russ spent 14 years with GNB Technologies, a major global supplier of automotive and industrial power products.
After progressing through several sales and marketing roles, he then led 3 different business units, ultimately becoming the VP-General Manager for the Global Automotive Division based in Atlanta. Russ holds a BA from Bethel University (MN) and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Chief Financial Officer
Andy Colmone is the CFO of Spotless Brands and directly oversees Finance, Accounting, Capital Structure, and IT for the company. Andy has been with Spotless Brands since its inception, originally as a Managing Director with Access Holdings, the company’s financial sponsor.
Prior to Spotless and Access, Andy was the CFO of Great Lakes Dental Partners, a private equity-backed dental support organization. Earlier in his career, Andy had various positions as an investment professional and portfolio company executive with Sterling Partners and American Capital. Andy began his career with J.P. Morgan in the investment banking group.
Andy has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Creighton University.
Chief Operating Officer
Christian joined Spotless Brands in 2020 as Chief Operating Officer with a 20-year track record of managing P&Ls in organizations with budgets exceeding $1.1 billion.
Christian previously worked as Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations and Marketing where he led over 200 US locations for International Car Wash Group. Prior to this, he led over 750 Retail Store locations under the NTB and Tire Kingdom brands for TBC Corporation. He has also held executive positions with Advance Auto Parts and Best Buy.
Christian brings a results orientated leadership to operations, sales, and marketing leveraging his proven success in managing both traditional and high touch service chains.
Senior Vice President of Development and Construction
George Alexandris manages all aspects of major renovations, new construction and development projects from conceptualization through completion for Spotless Brands. He brings over 20 years of experience to the team plus a wealth of knowledge focused in areas like retail development, property acquisitions, entitlements, permitting and construction. George has developed over 1 million square feet of Big Box anchored retail shopping centers and 500+ build to suite NNN retail projects over the course of his career. He works effortlessly to propel Spotless Brands forward, allowing the brand to be one of the fasted growing and largest car wash platforms in the United States.
Vice President of Market Development
Jake is no stranger to the car wash industry – he brings several years of experience and a wealth of knowledge with him to Spotless Brands. Jake led market development for the mergers and acquisitions team at Driven Brands, growing the car wash portfolio from 199 sites to 373 during his tenure. In addition to his contributions to site growth, he also oversaw the implementation of the car wash database and CRM, managing over 100 Driven users and ensuring growth through optimized acquisition targeting, competitive analysis, and key market key performance indicators. Jake works diligently to optimize Spotless Brand’s growth strategies with highly concentrated market development.
Senior VP, Corporate Controller
Fahad holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, a Master’s Degree in Business Management & Corporate Strategy, and a Chartered Accountant license from England. Fahad worked for more than a decade with a professional services firm, BDO, in their audit and consultancy practice serving both public and private clients with complex transactions and structures. In his most recent role, Fahad worked as an International Controller with a multi-billion-dollar global organization operating in consumer products and automotive parts manufacturing. He joins Spotless brands to work diligently to propel the brand forward!
VP and General Manager, Flagship Car Wash
Dave has been with Flagship since Sept of 2021 bringing over 25 years of retail & operational leadership, strategy and execution to the Team. Prior to joining Flagship Dave was the VP & GM of the Retail Group at TBC Corporation and a Divisional Vice President with Bridgestone Americas. Holding numerous positions of increased responsibility within TBC and Bridgestone Dave will be leading the accelerated and aggressive growth of the Flagship brand in the DMV and surrounding areas.
VP and General Manager, Okie Express
Brian has over 17 years of experience in the aftermarket automotive space. Prior to joining Okie Express, he was the Regional Vice President for over 100 National Tire and Battery locations across 3 different states. In addition to his professional endeavors, Brian has 22 years in the US Army Reserves and has worked his way up to the grade of EB where he serves as the First Sergeant and Senior Enlisted Military Advisor for a Large Transportation Company. He completed a BBA with an entrepreneurial focus at Texas State University, as well as an MBA with finance concentration and an MS in Accounting from the University of Texas.
VP and General Manager, Ultimate Shine
Wade has over 20 years of experience in executive roles where he was responsible for rapid growth opportunities, M&A and integration optimization. Prior to joining the Ultimate Shine Team as VP and GM, he served in several Senior Leadership roles within the Icahn Automotive Group, most recently overseeing 800 locations as the President of Commercial Sales & Operations. He brings a tremendous wealth of experience to the team with over 14 years in the aftermarket automotive space.
Director of Operations, Cobblestone
Jason has more than 30 years of experience in the car wash industry; a journey which began with his very first job at 16 years old, working for Danny’s Family Carwash in Mesa, Arizona. Jason hit the ground running as a young supervisor for Cobblestone, but quickly was promoted to Assistant Manager, and then to Facility Manager, before being promoted to Operations Manager, in 2008.
Now, in his current role as Director of Operations, Jason oversees the entire company’s operations team in two different regions (Arizona and Colorado), and is heavily involved with all aspects of the business. His areas of influence and accountability, in addition to carwash operations, include: convenience store and gas operations, oil change and preventative maintenance operations, marketing, training and development, IT, HR and accounting, repairs and maintenance, payroll, recruiting and hiring, new site selection and development, budgeting, inventory and warehouse management, and overall company leadership.