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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

We are a team of authentic, down-to- earth humans who genuinely love what we do. We have set the highest goals for ourselves as individuals, for our collective team and for our partner brands. Most importantly, we live by one mantra: “Always do what you say you’re going to do.”

Brent Dowling
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Brent is our magician of all things franchise development! He leads the RainTree team in developing and growing emerging and mature franchise concepts. Brent holds a Bachelor of International Studies and Masters of Business Administration and International Relations from Deakin University, Melbourne Australia.

Brent Dowling
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Brent is our magician of all things franchise development! He leads the RainTree team in developing and growing emerging and mature franchise concepts. Brent holds a Bachelor of International Studies and Masters of Business Administration and International Relations from Deakin University, Melbourne Australia.

Drummer
OFFICE MANAGER

Growing a franchise into an industry leader can be taxing. Drummer is Brent’s right-hand man and ensures the entire RainTree Team always has a friendly face and an open ear. He doesn’t work for referral fees, only snacks.

Drummer
OFFICE MANAGER

Growing a franchise into an industry leader can be taxing. Drummer is Brent’s right-hand man and ensures the entire RainTree Team always has a friendly face and an open ear. He doesn’t work for referral fees, only snacks.

Mike Edwards
EL PRESIDENTE

Mike is a 20 veteran of the franchise industry. Mike began his career with GNC, overseeing the growth of the northeast and closing over 500 deals. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Colorado.

Mike Edwards
EL PRESIDENTE

Mike is a 20 veteran of the franchise industry. Mike began his career with GNC, overseeing the growth of the northeast and closing over 500 deals. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Colorado.

Brian Knuth
VP OF FRANCHISE SALES

Brian heads up our sales practice, using his experience in the franchising with brands as Doc Popcorn, Window Genie, Screenmobile and Maui Wowi to grow our concepts and mentor our Development Team members. He lives in Colorado with his wife and twin boys, and is perpetually asking what we all want for lunch.

Brian Knuth
VP OF FRANCHISE SALES

Brian heads up our sales practice, using his experience in the franchising with brands as Doc Popcorn, Window Genie, Screenmobile and Maui Wowi to grow our concepts and mentor our Development Team members. He lives in Colorado with his wife and twin boys, and is perpetually asking what we all want for lunch.

Alex Gesten
SALES EXPERT

Alex puts her ability to relate to people from all walks of life to good use. Alex helped grow The Lash Lounge to acquisition, and is an expert in identifying entrepreneurial candidates. She holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado.

Alex Gesten
SALES EXPERT

Alex puts her ability to relate to people from all walks of life to good use. Alex helped grow The Lash Lounge to acquisition, and is an expert in identifying entrepreneurial candidates. She holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado.

Michael Haith
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

With 26 years of experience in franchising, Michael has three Inc. 500 awards, he has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and his companies are perennially named to the Entrepreneur 500 for the last 18 years.

Michael Haith
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

With 26 years of experience in franchising, Michael has three Inc. 500 awards, he has been named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, and his companies are perennially named to the Entrepreneur 500 for the last 18 years.

Brad Fishman
BOARD MEMBER

As one of the most well-connected individuals in the franchise industry, Brad has spent more than 20 years helping franchise systems develop franchise lead generation and consumer awareness campaigns that help them achieve their desired growth.

Brad Fishman
BOARD MEMBER

As one of the most well-connected individuals in the franchise industry, Brad has spent more than 20 years helping franchise systems develop franchise lead generation and consumer awareness campaigns that help them achieve their desired growth.

Bill Wotochek
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

As the driving force behind brands like HUMAN Healthy Vending, Wotochek has generated millions of dollars in franchise sales over the past seven years and has personally awarded franchises to more than 350 people.

Bill Wotochek
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

As the driving force behind brands like HUMAN Healthy Vending, Wotochek has generated millions of dollars in franchise sales over the past seven years and has personally awarded franchises to more than 350 people.

Kyle Christie
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Kyle helped grow Maui Wowi to acquisition by Kahala Brands. He’s also built best practices to improve conversions while facilitating candidates through the education process. Kyle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kyle Christie
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Kyle helped grow Maui Wowi to acquisition by Kahala Brands. He’s also built best practices to improve conversions while facilitating candidates through the education process. Kyle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Ashly Loza
BRAND MANAGER & BROKER LIAISON

Ashly combines her passion for entrepreneurship with her love of building relationships. Ashly earned her Bachelor’s in Business & Entrepreneurship from Colorado State University and is a registered psychotherapist in Colorado.

Ashly Loza
BRAND MANAGER & BROKER LIAISON

Ashly combines her passion for entrepreneurship with her love of building relationships. Ashly earned her Bachelor’s in Business & Entrepreneurship from Colorado State University and is a registered psychotherapist in Colorado.

Philip Jacobs
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Philip Jacobs has been in the franchise industry for over 20 years and has driven the growth of national brands including UPS Store, Caldwell Banker, LA Boxing and UFC Gym. He works with emerging brands to reach their ideal candidates.

Philip Jacobs
DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Philip Jacobs has been in the franchise industry for over 20 years and has driven the growth of national brands including UPS Store, Caldwell Banker, LA Boxing and UFC Gym. He works with emerging brands to reach their ideal candidates.

Thomas Quinn
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Thomas “Tommy Gunz” Quinn epitomizes integrity, energy and a driven mindset. Thomas ran his own business in college and understands how to build lasting relationships. He hold a degree in Advertising from Appalachian State University.

Thomas Quinn
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Thomas “Tommy Gunz” Quinn epitomizes integrity, energy and a driven mindset. Thomas ran his own business in college and understands how to build lasting relationships. He hold a degree in Advertising from Appalachian State University.

Bryn Casey
LEAD DESIGNER

Bryn grew up in Colorado as an artist, drawing and painting. He uses his knowledge of art and design to create standout marketing materials from web to print. He has a BFA in Art and Communication Design from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Bryn Casey
LEAD DESIGNER

Bryn grew up in Colorado as an artist, drawing and painting. He uses his knowledge of art and design to create standout marketing materials from web to print. He has a BFA in Art and Communication Design from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Sasha Cogswell
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Sasha utilizes her talent in graphic design to create beautifully compelling websites and promotional items. She believes that graphic design can be incredibly effective in conveying the value of business ownership. She holds a degree in Graphic Design and English.

Sasha Cogswell
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Sasha utilizes her talent in graphic design to create beautifully compelling websites and promotional items. She believes that graphic design can be incredibly effective in conveying the value of business ownership. She holds a degree in Graphic Design and English.

Cassie Robinson
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Cassie is an accounting whiz and provides financial oversight for our organization and invoicing for our concepts. She’s the one who’s always sending those dang bills.

Cassie Robinson
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Cassie is an accounting whiz and provides financial oversight for our organization and invoicing for our concepts. She’s the one who’s always sending those dang bills.

Elyse Lazartic
MARKETING DIRECTOR

Elyse heads up marketing for our concepts, leveraging a decade of leading sales and marketing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of Delaware and is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration, Marketing from Regis University.

Elyse Lazartic
MARKETING DIRECTOR

Elyse heads up marketing for our concepts, leveraging a decade of leading sales and marketing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of Delaware and is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration, Marketing from Regis University.

Stuart McKay
VIDEOGRAPHER

Stuart graduated from the University of Nebraska, majoring in Broadcast Production. Prior to joining RainTree, he worked as a motion graphics animator for the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Stuart creates awesome video content for our marketing team.

Stuart McKay
VIDEOGRAPHER

Stuart graduated from the University of Nebraska, majoring in Broadcast Production. Prior to joining RainTree, he worked as a motion graphics animator for the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Stuart creates awesome video content for our marketing team.

Lana Nuss
BRAND MANAGER & BROKER LIASION

Lana works collaboratively to drive growth for our brands. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Colorado Denver, and is pursuing a Masters in Marketing. Lana is a proud Denver native!

Lana Nuss
BRAND MANAGER & BROKER LIASION

Lana works collaboratively to drive growth for our brands. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Colorado Denver, and is pursuing a Masters in Marketing. Lana is a proud Denver native!

Christopher Behnke
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Christopher is a consummate professional. He enjoys taking on tough situations and works tirelessly to exceed his goals. Christopher holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado Denver and served in the U.S. Navy.

Christopher Behnke
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Christopher is a consummate professional. He enjoys taking on tough situations and works tirelessly to exceed his goals. Christopher holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado Denver and served in the U.S. Navy.

Ian Imamura
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Ian is entrepreneurial, and assists self-driven leaders grow their franchises. A graduate from University of Colorado Boulder majoring in economics, he works to align prospective owners with a business that builds their legacy and benefits their community.

Ian Imamura
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Ian is entrepreneurial, and assists self-driven leaders grow their franchises. A graduate from University of Colorado Boulder majoring in economics, he works to align prospective owners with a business that builds their legacy and benefits their community.

Grace Ransler
MARKETING INTERN

Grace supports the marketing department by providing reporting and analytics for our concepts. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Denver, specializing in analytics. She is originally from California.

Grace Ransler
MARKETING INTERN

Grace supports the marketing department by providing reporting and analytics for our concepts. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Denver, specializing in analytics. She is originally from California.

“After two years, using different franchise sales professionals and other outsourced entities, we were unable to bring in any new franchisees. In the first 6 months with RainTree, we awarded 9 units and are growing faster than we could have dreamed of. These guys truly are the experts.”

 
Anna Phillips
Founder – The Lash Lounge

Our Story

1990's

Michael Haith and Michael Edwards lead multiple franchise organizations with in-house development teams.

2000's

While experiencing the joys of growing healthy franchising systems, they also experience the pains of franchise sales staff turnover, lack of performance and rising labor costs.

2008

Haith and Edwards get excited about the rise of outsourcing as an option for franchisors but discover they will need to give up equity, split their royalty stream and sign long term contracts.

2014

Edwards and Haith partner with Brent Dowling to provide a fresh, new approach. RainTree is launched, creating an affordable, flexible, proven sales and marketing option for franchisors.

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