Meet Our Executive Team

EXECUTIVE TEAM

ALLIE T. MALLAD - Founder, CEO & President
Former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner, Mallad has dedicated his professional career to encapsulating business ownership and franchising as his lifeblood. As the former world’s largest Little Caesars Pizza franchisee, Allie built an empire of over 159 individual restaurant locations with 2,000 employees that boasted in excess of $100 million in revenue.

With more than 30 years of business experience, Allie’s business acumen and entrepreneurial passion have led to unprecedented success and accolades.  Having experience with over 10 national franchise concepts including Golden Corral Steakhouse, Applebee’s, Bruegger's Bagels, Jiffy Lube, Baskin Robbin’s and more, Mallad was named a Top 50 franchisee in 1998. His professional drive and dedication additionally led him to success in network marketing where in a brief 6 month period, he became the nation’s largest independent distributor of Metabolife.

As a true motivator of people, Allie T. Mallad is a leader whose experience, success and passion have positioned him to direct Massage Green Spa to the top of today’s affordable luxury revolution. With his wealth of business experience, associations with industry leaders and a dedicated entrepreneurial passion, Allie has set the bar high to ensure the continued success of his corporate growth vision in parallel to his strong dedication to the Massage Green Spa franchise community.


ALI HARB - Chief Operating Officer (COO)
With more than 20 years of franchise management and entrepreneurial experience, Ali has established and operated many successful companies. He is recognized as a leader who can develop a strategic vision into a successful company, understanding the requisite steps to build an organization and facilitate expansion and owth.Mr. Harb’s experience stems back from 1990-1999 serving as the COO with the world’s largest Little Caesars Pizza franchisee. As well as a franchisee for Baskin Robbins, Golden Corral, Jiffy Lube, Big-O Tires and Arco am/pm. Understanding the requisite of a business goal, and the diligent steps to build an organization, Mr. Harb has established and operated many successful companies and facilitated their expansions.



SCOTT ADAMS – Executive Vice President of Global Franchise Development
State of Utah (30 stores) & State of Colorado (30 stores)
Scott brings a broad range of franchising experience to Massage Green Spa.   As a current and past principal owner of multiple restaurant development companies, he is a seasoned veteran in the business of franchising and brand development.  His restaurant development companies have included Quiznos Sub, Mooyah Burgers, Pinkberry, and Nick-N-Willys's Pizza, opening and supporting over than 200 locations collectively.  In addition, he served as Executive Vice President of Global Development for Denver-based Quiznos Corporation. Scott also serves as our Area Developer for Colorado and Utah.




STEVE ADAMS - Vice President of Franchise Development
A dedicated franchise professional with vast industry experience, including the awarding of more than 600 franchises, Steve began his franchise career in 1999 when he purchased the area development rights and first single-unit Nick-N-Willy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza franchise in Arizona. He quickly expanded the brand throughout his territory and was recognized as the Top Area Developer in the franchise system. 

Steve later took his experience to the corporate level, serving as Director of Franchise Development for Quiznos. During his stint at the company, he was the recipient of Quiznos’ “Growing Profitably” corporate award. In 2009, he joined Re-Bath as Director of Franchise Development, where he successfully grew the brand, domestically and internationally, by awarding single, multi-unit and territory agreements. Most recently, he directed franchise development for Complete Nutrition, focusing on growth in strategic mid-sized US markets.


BOB VENDITTELLI - Corporate Controller
As a seasoned professional, Bob oversees all of the finance and accounting functions at Massage Green Spa and provides strategic financial leadership for both our corporate and franchise operations. Bob brings 30+ years experience in accounting, working in the service and manufacturing industries. He also brings a wealth of experience as a seasoned restaurant operator and entrepreneur. Bob holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Lake Superior State University and a Masters Degree in Finance from Walsh College.span>









 
NATIONAL DIRECTORS & MANAGEMENT TEAM

MALAK AHMAD - National Director of Operations
As National Director of Operations, Malak Ahmad is responsible for ensuring all brand guidelines and operational standards are met for all Massage Green Spa corporate and franchise locations throughout the U.S.   Additionally, she oversees all components of hiring, on-boarding and training for all corporate employees with a laser like focus on delivery of an exceptional customer experience.   She is also responsible for establishment of KPI's for all aspects of the operation and oversees the attainment of sales, service, and growth metrics for all of our corporate locations.   Malak brings a wealth of industry experience from previous management positions at Massage Green Spa along with 10+ years of experience in the hospitality industry which includes numerous key positions with Ritz Carlton.  She has received advanced operational and customer experience training while under the Ritz Carlton umbrella and received numerous awards for her contributions including the coveted Star Performer Award.


JESSICA MALLAD - National Director of Training
Jessica is responsible for overseeing all facets of training for both franchisees and corporate employees nationwide.  Jessica brings a wealth of world-class experience having been trained extensively in delivering an exceptional customer experience by the Ritz-Carlton corporation.  In 2007, she won the Five Star award for exceptional service with Ritz-Carlton and was acknowledged company wide.  Jessica joined the Massage Green team in January 2014 as a Manager and was instrumental in developing our “Massage Green Way” of delivering superior customer service and best-in-class training and operations practices company-wide.







KEVIN WARD - National Director of Marketing
As the National Director of Marketing, Kevin is responsible for overseeing marketing programs that effectively build brand awareness, grow market share and increase in store sales for Massage Green Spa. Kevin possesses over 30 years of fitness & wellness industry experience, previously serving in a multitude of key positions including financial club consultant, national fitness marketing & advertising director, health club manager, and master trainer. Kevin most recently served as GM for Murrieta LA Fitness and was instrumental in helping them to achieve a “Top 3” best-in-class status in the state of California and top 10 nationwide. He was also part of multiple NCAA championships as a field event specialist in Wisconsin and served as state director for the NSCA for 5 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree double major in Exercise and Sports Science / Health Nutrition. He also received a Masters Degree in Biomechanics which was received from Baylor University in 1987.  


ERIKA GLADDING - Director of Human Resources Erika is a veteran in the Human Resources field, having held several management positions throughout her career. She has served in various positions at the County of Los Angeles Superior Court, the LA County Fire Department, Gill Industries (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and BenePAY.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management.









SHAWNEE WARRICK - Director of Construction/Spa Development
As the Director of Construction/Spa Development, Shawnee is responsible for achieving Massage Green’s aggressive growth als.In a career that spans 18 years with Allie T. Mallad-owned franchises, she was the only woman amongst 25 company supervisors in the Little Caesar’s Pizza franchises, and was the top supervisor in the company of 2,000 employees. She has held top operational positions and has assisted with the design and construction of many of the company’s new concepts.







TERRY SAMRA - Director of Construction
Terry Samra serves as our Director of Construction and is responsible for providing leadership for all on-site personnel and manages all aspects of the pre-construction and construction of each assigned project.  Terry supervises on-site construction, including budget, scheduling, quality assurance and safety on the job site to ensure compliance with  plans, specifications and relevant building codes. Terry was an employee of Disney performing all kinds of construction design. 






ARTEMA BYRD - Director of Massage Therapy
Artema’s primary role is to hire massage therapists, developing and training them in the Massage Green service methodology in order to ensure consistency and customer satisfaction. She also coaches the therapists on how to build a clientele and to value the opportunity of building a business within a business.

She has leveraged her past experience as a salon owner, nail technician and aestheticians to establish herself as a leader in the company. Joining the team as a therapist in the Birmingham, Michigan location in 2010, Artema has taken the lead in establishing the model upon which our business is built – that of courtesy and nurturing service from the therapy core. 


ERICA MALLAD - Assistant Director of Administration
As the Assistant Director of Administration, Erica Mallad plays a key administrative leadership role for Massage Green Spa International. Her position is responsible for supporting all business, human resources and administrative processes, including payroll processing, reporting and interpretation, contracts with outside vendors, and communications with all Corporate Spa locations.  Erica brings outstanding experience in customer service management and spa operations, which has been developed through her extensive work as a Manager at Massage Green Spa for the Allen Park, MI location and as a Senior Sales Associate at the Dearborn, MI spa location.  Erica has been working for Massage Green Spa since 2008 and is currently pursing degree in finance with an expected 2017 graduation date




ERIC UNATIN - Director of Real Estate 
Eric Unatin has spent his career in commercial real estate on the Armada team. He specializes in landlord and tenant representation. Eric has represented developers/landlords from local private companies to REITS, with projects ranging from power centers to neighborhood strip centers and freestanding buildings. Additionally, Eric has successfully helped a plethora of national retailers develop, implement and execute advanced and effective storing strategies across the United States. He specializes in developing forward commitments on behalf of clients for the pre-leasing of future retail projects. Eric also has a vast experience in management, investment sales and land assemblage. Mr. Unatin studied political science at Michigan State University and belongs to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Michigan Suburbs Alliance and has been a Costar Power Broker since 2008. email: eunatin@armadarealestate.com       website: www.armadarealestate.com   


TINA ENRIQUEZ - Administrative Manager
As Administrative Manager, Tina Enriquez is responsible for supporting all corporate operations management staff through planning, organizing and implementing ordering, inventory and administrative systems.  Additionally, she provides advanced administrative support for the CEO/President, COO and other executive team members.   Tina joined Massage Green Spa in 2013 and formerly worked for Mr. Mallad as his Executive Assistant.  She also brings 14 years of advanced administrative planning experience from her previous positions at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.




LISHELL TONEY- Franchise Support
As the Director of Franchise Operations, Lishell is responsible for overseeing the onboarding and development of franchisees and area developers. An experienced massage therapist, Lishell joined Massage Green International in 2011 and was quickly promoted into management. After just 18 months, she was advanced to District Operations Manager for the Southern California Market.







BRENNA WALSH - District Manager California
As the District Operations Manager for the state of California, Brenna is responsible for the hiring and on-going training of Managers, Therapists and Sales Associates to ensure a consistent, exceptional client experience.  Brenna joined Massage Green Spa in 2012 and was advanced to District Operations Manger for the California Market in 2013.  Brenna has over 10 years experience in management and also holds a license in Aesthetics from the State of California.






 
AREA DEVELOPMENT TEAM

JIM BROWN – Los Angeles County, California (65 Locations)
Jim is no stranger to franchise development. A successful realtor (rated among the top 15 of realtors nationwide for several years), he branched into franchise ownership when he purchased a franchise with a virtually unknown company in Southern California. Within 90 days of the purchase, he recruited 92 agents. By the end of his first year in business, his was the number one office in the region. His franchise has maintained that top rating despite increased competition from 9 offices which have launched from his successful office.

Recognizing the exceptional opportunity and potential of Massage Green Spa, Jim chose to open a location in Corona, and work on developing Los Angeles County. His enthusiasm and belief in the Massage Green Business Model is reflected in a recent statement he made to other developers: “I wish I had started with the Massage Green Spa Business Model years ago. The return on investment is far greater than anything I have seen before.”


MOHAMMED JANNY – San Diego, CA
Mohammed Janny is no stranger to success.  He has been an entrepreneur since the age of 18 and has held many key leadership positions in various franchise concepts and service industry related businesses.  Additionally, for the past 20+ years, he was a Franchisee for several successful franchises including Baskin Robbins and Dairy Queen.  
 
He is the Area Developer for Massage Green Spa in the growing San Diego Market for 20 locations.  He is also a Franchisee with ownership of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Spa locations.  Mohammed is an active brand ambassador for Massage Green Spa and regularly provides input for key business development and corporate growth initiatives.



FRED BERRY – Napa County, California (40 Locations)
Fouad “Fred” H. Berry is the President of F.H. Berry Enterprises, dba Little Caesars Pizza. He has been considered one of the top operators in the Little Caesar’s franchise system for more than 20 years, currently owning and operating 23 locations across the United States.

Fouad’s expansive background in retail includes experience in the health and beauty industry, in which he owned and operated three locations of the SuperCuts hair salon franchise. 







FRANK SPENCER – Ventura County, California (19 Locations)
Having been self employed since the age of 18, Frank was thrilled to find Massage Green Spa, a company whose culture and commitment to client service closely resemble his own. He views his involvement with the company as an opportunity to give back to his local community by promoting the health benefits of a lifestyle that includes massage.

Frank spent the past twenty years in the real estate industry as Owner-Broker of both Realty World and Help U Sell franchises and is currently the Team Leader/Broker for Keller Williams Corona Realty. During his three year tenure at KW, the office has doubled its market share by focusing on the education and motivation of their associate agents. 

Frank has served as president and board member of the local association of REALTORS® and, on a state level, as a director and member of the Standard Forms Advisory committee, a group comprised of 17 selected professionals from across the state. Frank also volunteers in his local community, having served as president of the American Cancer Society (twice), his local Kiwanis club and the Optimist Club​


KIM AND SCOT BARTH – King County, Washington (30 Locations)
Recognizing the value and growth potential in becoming area developers for Massage Green International, Kim and Scot decided to forgo franchise ownership in favor of expanding the spa’s brand throughout King County. Scot’s background is in electrical engineering. He works in the Radio Frequency Analog Design field. An entrepreneur and business developer, Kim is currently employed as a flight attendant for a major airline.











JIM MAHER – Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas (30 Locations)










REI GONZALEZ
- Miami/Fort Lauderdale (50 Locations)
Rei Gonzalez is an area developer for Massage Green Spa for the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market for 50 locations.  He is also a Massage Green Spa Franchisee for the Davie, FL location. He is a powerful partner for Massage Green Spa and is an active advocate for our brand and our mission to educate individuals on the benefits of incorporating massage into their wellness routine for positive health benefits. Rei brings a wealth of experience as a dentist, entrepreneur, and business man to Massage Green Spa.  He started his first dental practice in Miami in 1987 and moved it to Davie, FL in 1999.   He has established a solid practice at this location and has significantly grown his practice over the years with a loyal patient base.  
 
He has also executed his entrepreneurial vision in other arenas including the launch of R.A. Microjets, Inc. in 1996 where he developed the first micro turbine engine for model aviation and military drone use.  He then launched Weston Choppers Inc. in 2005 and built award winning custom motorcycles for customers worldwide.  Then in 2012, he started Cucam Collection, LLC which is focused on restoring, collecting, and building classic cars and Hot Rods.  He is a world class competitor in Model Aviation where he successfully participates in competitions all over the world.  He was also previously involved in Monavie and successfully climbed to the Diamond level in only 5 months.  Rei is a powerful partner for Massage Green Spa and is an active advocate for our brand and our mission to educate individuals on the benefits of incorporating massage into their wellness routine for positive health benefits.


BENJAMIN PETTY – Area Developer Arizona (50 Locations)