Jania Bailey is the President and COO of FranNet. FranNet is the first choice for quality franchisors and potential prospective franchisees when seeking a franchise consultant. They accomplish this goal by being the market maker for a select number of high-quality franchisors using franchise consultants in local markets. She grew FranNet from $984,000 to $9,700,000 in three years in spite of the recession.
Jania has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and franchise industries. She worked for more than eight years, and in several different managerial capacities, with Fantastic Sams International, a hair care franchise. In her last position, she served as the regional manager for Fantastic Sams in Texas. Before that, she oversaw operational support and development for franchisees in a five-state region.
Prior to joining Fantastic Sams, Jania spent 18 years in the banking industry in the commercial lending and business development areas. She has been a keynote speaker at several national events for organizations such as Skill-Path Seminars and Risk Management Associates.
Jania is the author of “Thriving – The Journey to Success in the Business World,” a book that was published in 1995. She also has received numerous industry awards and recognitions including: 1998 recipient of the “Woman of Achievement” from the St. Matthews Business and Professional Women Organization; 1997 recipient of the Louisville Business First “Forty Under Forty” Outstanding Business Leaders; and 1995 recipient of the Bell Award for “Outstanding Volunteerism in the Workplace.”