Tony Valle - CEO
In 2006, Tony Valle became CEO for College Pro Painters and College Pro Window Cleaning in North America.
Mr. Valle began his career in the organization as a successful franchisee for College Pro Painters in 1985. His other positions in College Pro included General Manager in 1989 and 1990 and Vice President from 1994 to 1998. Before returning to the company in 1994, he was a Marketing Director for an investment management firm in Western Canada. While completing his MBA in the early 1990's at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Mr. Valle specialized in Organizational and Management Behavior. From 1998 to 2004, he helped create and run the Leadership Development Program for The Franchise Company. Starting in 2004, he was responsible for working with our partners in TFC's company-owned businesses.
He is married and lives in Toronto, Ontario with his family.
Rod Larmand - President CP Painting Canada
Rodney began his career as a successful franchisee in 1990 while completing his Bachelor of Commerce, specializing in Management, Finance, and Economics from the University of Guelph. After holding the position of General Manager with College Pro from 1992 to 1995, he became Vice-President of Action Window Cleaners (now College Pro Window Cleaning) from 1995 to 1998, growing the business by 50%. In 1998, he became the Vice-President of College Pro Painters, while also leading Action Window Cleaners. In 2004, Rodney was promoted to President of College Pro Painters Canada.
Rodney has been integral in developing and teaching both franchisees and full time staff. Rodney is married and lives in Toronto, Ontario with his family.
Dave Rychley - President CP Painting United States
Dave began his career as a successful franchisee in 1996. He was a franchisee from 1996 to1999 and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts, specializing in Business Finance. After holding the position of General Manager with College Pro from 1999 to 2002, he became Vice-President of College Pro Painters (West Coast) from 2002 to 2007, growing the business by 100%. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Senior Vice-President of College Pro Painters in the US West and from 2009 to 2010 was the Senior Vice President of the US West and US Central. In 2010, Dave was promoted to President of College Pro Painters USA.
Dave has been integral in developing a strong customer service program and in coaching and developing franchisees and full-time staff.
Dave is married and lives near Chicago, Illinois with his family.
Jeff Besharah - President North America Window Cleaning
Jeff began his career as a successful franchisee in 1999. He was a franchisee from 1999 to 2002, and graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Politics. He was promoted to a Field Advisor in 2002, and, after holding the position of Field Advisor for two years, was promoted to a General Manager role in 2003. Jeff achieved much success in his General Manager role, and, in 2007 was promoted to the role of Vice-President. Jeff thoroughly enjoys his role and has always anticipated new opportunities for challenges, growth, and development. He lives by one of College Pro’s motto’s, Work Hard, Play Hard, and enjoys learning about business, traveling and playing baseball, hockey and ultimate Frisbee. Jeff is married and resides in the Toronto area.