NFL Quarterback Drew Brees Becomes Partner in Ann Arbor Equity Firm Franworth

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has joined Franworth, a franchised-focused growth equity firm based in Ann Arbor, as a partner and a member of its executive board.
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Drew Brees
Drew Brees has joined Franworth as a partner and executive board member. // Photo courtesy of Franworth

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has joined Franworth, a franchised-focused growth equity firm based in Ann Arbor, as a partner and a member of its executive board.

Brees, a multi-unit franchisee, will contribute to accelerating the growth of the Franworth’s portfolio of franchise brands — including Title Boxing Club, The Lash Lounge, and CITYROW, among others.

“Franworth’s leadership, wisdom and experience represent the very best in franchising, coupled with an impressive list of franchise brands possessing incredible growth opportunities,” says Brees. “I am beyond excited to join the Franworth team.”

Brees will play an active role on the executive board alongside CEO John Rotche and David Barr, managing director and partner. The company says Brees will leverage his experience as a long-time multi-unit franchisee and franchisor to assist with developing strategies that support Franworth’s portfolio of brands.

Franworth, founded in 2015, specializes in mentoring and supporting emerging and mature franchisors, helping them scale their businesses efficiently to achieve profitability and maximize their potential for success.

“I have no doubt that Drew’s extensive experience as a multi-unit, multi-brand operator, coupled with his leadership qualities and integrity, will be an invaluable resource as we continue building our brands to be the best of the best,” says Rotche.

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