John is the General Counsel for Lynx Franchising. As General Counsel John is responsible for developing and executing legal and litigation strategy, and risk management. John is an experienced franchise executive and a passionate advocate for the franchising model. With more than 20 years of experience in the franchise industry, he is active in the International Franchise Association and its Franchise Action Network. John has worked for some of the world’s most recognizable brands. Past roles include counsel for Taco Bell® and lead Senior Counsel for Valvoline and Valvoline Instant Oil Change. Most recently, John served as Vice President and Division General Counsel for the ServiceMaster Brands franchise group, including the ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, AmeriSpec, and Furniture Medic brands. John is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City and received his JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.