City Wide Bolsters its National Business Development with Divisional Vice President
City Wide Franchise, the franchise counterpart of the nation’s premier building maintenance management company, announced today the appointment of Ryan Sklar to the role of Divisional Vice President of National Business.
Sklar will lead the efforts for National Business Development (NBD) as well as serve as a member of the City Wide leadership team. NBD focuses on developing relationships with national companies. This effort positively impacts City Wide franchise locations by adding opportunities local offices would not secure independently. The individual City Wide locations are already increasing revenue by double digits annually and this increase in supplemental national business will improve their efforts.
“The NBD and corporate teams are excited to welcome Ryan to City Wide,” said Jeff Oddo, CEO and president of City Wide. “His expertise will be key in further growing our understanding of the building maintenance industry, securing our position as a major player in the business.”
As a veteran of the janitorial industry for more than 15 years, Sklar joins City Wide ready to share his wealth of experience. He was a key player in growing two prominent North American facility maintenance organizations, where he served in field manager and senior executive roles. During Sklar’s time at these companies, he led the team through mergers and acquisitions, corporate blueprinting and strategizing, account solicitation and employee development. His valued relationships with clients in a wide range of industries including retail, office, commercial and industrial, automotive and healthcare will help the National Business Development team tap into resources and partnerships they did not have access to previously.
“I have spent a majority of my career in the world of building maintenance, and what drew me to City Wide is the corporate team’s dedication to helping its franchisees be successful,” said Sklar. “City Wide is continuing on an aggressive growth path, and I am ready to jump in and bring fresh assets and form new relationships the franchisees can utilize.”
This addition to City Wide’s corporate team follows a recent announcement about the brand opening its first location in Canada. Seven City Wide locations are scheduled to open by the end of the year, with potential for additional openings. Sklar joining the NBD team is a strategic move made to support the launch of these new franchise locations and increase support for existing franchisees.
City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities by streamlining commercial facilities and maintenance management of more than 20 services including janitorial, handyman services and parking lot maintenance. Taking the onus from building owners and property management businesses that typically have to choose separate companies for each task, City Wide eases the selection and management processes for its clients.Back