July 28, 2022
Goddard Systems, LLC Welcomes Kevin Brickner as Vice President, Franchise Sales
Experienced sales executive joins childcare franchise leader to accelerate growth and development
Goddard Systems, LLC, franchisor of The Goddard School, has appointed Kevin Brickner as vice president, franchise sales, effective immediately. In this newly established role, Brickner is responsible for driving the expansion of The Goddard School by identifying prospective franchisees and engaging with existing franchisees interested in opening additional schools.
Brickner brings more than two decades of franchise sales and development experience to Goddard Systems. A renowned sales leader, Brickner is a strategic innovator with a proven record of increasing revenue and achieving sales targets. During his career, he developed various programs and business tools to successfully grow franchise sales activity.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Kevin and his wealth of franchise sales expertise to the Goddard family,” said Dennis R. Maple, chairman and CEO of Goddard Systems. “I look forward to Kevin’s leadership as he develops and manages a comprehensive franchise sales strategy and initiatives designed to help us grow and strengthen our mission of making the world a better place through early childhood development.”
Most recently, Brickner served as senior vice president, franchise sales and development for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where he managed a team of 17 sales professionals. During his tenure, he created new revenue streams, closed the largest (non-M&A) transaction in company history and continuously increased EBITDA.
“For more than 30 years, Goddard has not only been the leader in early childhood education, but also one of the nation’s top franchise systems due in large part to its devoted franchisees and the passion they bring to serving their local communities,” said Brickner. “I’m proud to join the brand as we accelerate growth and enhance the services and support we provide our franchisees to ensure a rewarding business experience.”
Brickner is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and completed the Thayer Leadership program at West Point.