Peter D. Holt
President & Chief Executive Officer
Peter D. Holt has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 2017. Mr. Holt previously served as Chief Executive Officer from August 2016, acting Chief Executive Officer from June 2016, and Chief Operating Officer from April 27, 2016. The Board also elected Mr. Holt to serve as a director of the Company, effective January 2017. Mr. Holt has had extensive operational experience in senior management with companies that have multiple store locations and franchises.
Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Tasti D-Lite LLC, a retailer of lower-fat dairy desserts. He held that position from 2013 until Tasti D-Lite was purchased by Kahala Brands in June of 2015. From 2007 through 2012, he was Chief Operating Officer of Tasti D-Lite. While at Tasti D-Lite, among other achievements, he led the team to convert the licensed retail network into a business format franchise structure. He also led the acquisition of Planet Smoothie and managed the integration of the two brands.Over the years, Holt held various management positions with franchised companies including working for Mail Boxes Etc.(MBE) for seven years. MBE, now The UPS Store, is the world’s largest franchisor of retail centers specializing in shipping, business and communications services. Additionally, Holt has held positions at Brice Foods, Inc., Great Hills Partners and International Franchise Association.
Prior to Tasti D-Lite, from 2005 until 2007, Mr. Holt served as Executive in Residence of Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. At Great Hills Partners, he was responsible for identifying, qualifying and assisting in the due diligence process of potential franchisor acquisitions.
He was the Chief Operating Officer of 24Seven Vending (US), a subsidiary of the New Zealand publicly traded company, VTL Group Limited, from 2004 until 2005. At 24Seven Vending (US), Mr. Holt was responsible for all aspects of the implementation of an acquisition-to-franchise conversion expansion strategy in parallel with managing the financing, sales, operations, technology and training for the company.
From 1997 through 2003, Mr. Holt held various positions with Mail Boxes, Etc., including Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development, Senior Vice President, International, and Vice President, International. He was responsible for all franchise sales functions including domestic sales, site selection/retail center development, and the international sales and operations division. Mr. Holt also held positions at Brice Foods, Inc. (1990-1996) and International Franchise Association (1986-1990).
Education: BA in Political Science, University of Washington; MA in Latin American History, University of London
Chief Financial Officer
Jake Singleton joined The Joint in June of 2015 as corporate controller. During his tenure, he has been responsible for the full accounting operations of the company, including the production of timely financial statements and related SEC filings, and maintaining a comprehensive set of internal controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results. He brings technical accounting knowledge, robust experience in Sarbanes-Oxley internal control implementation and compliance, with a strong SEC reporting background that will help guide The Joint Chiropractic in its growth as a public company. Previously, Singleton was a senior manager with Ernst & Young. During his 10 years in the Assurance & Audit practice, he focused on serving public companies and assisting in raising capital through debt and equity offerings. Singleton also gained international experience in EY's Capital Markets transactional accounting group during a two-year rotation in the United Kingdom, where he focused on US GAAP & SEC reporting compliance for foreign entities raising capital in the United States.
Jake received both his Bachelor's Degree and Masters of Accounting from the University of Arizona and holds an active Certified Public Accountant license (CPA) in Arizona and California.
Chief Marketing Officer
Jason Greenwood started with The Joint Corp in January 2018 and was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer in November 2021. He has 25 years of experience in strategic marketing supporting franchise concepts and was, himself, a franchisee for Robeks Juice. Prior to The Joint, Jason was chief marketing officer for Phoenix-based Peter Piper Pizza. He also spent seven years at Young & Rubicam Advertising, developing growth strategies for high-profile clients like Ford Motor Company.
Chief Technology Officer
Prior to The Joint, Nelles held the role of vice president of technology at American Express Global Business Travel, where he was responsible for oversight of their global technology infrastructure and service delivery processes supporting corporate travel, expense management, meetings & events and global business consulting. Prior to joining American Express Global Business Travel, Nelles worked as vice president of technology operations support and cloud enablement at Western Union. In addition to financial services, Nelles has served in several healthcare organizations, such as The Children's Hospital of Denver and PacifiCare Health Systems, in various IT leadership capacities
Nelles received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix in 2003. He is also a certified project management professional per the Project Management Institute.
Vice President of Operations
Jorge Armenteros has been with The Joint since January 2017. He has more than 40 years of franchise experience. Prior to The Joint, Jorge was senior vice president of franchise operations and development at Compero USA Corporation. He was also founder and CEO of Tri-Brand Management Group, LLC, an operator of franchised Dunkin Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Togo’s locations in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Steve Knauf, DC
Executive Director of Chiropractic and Compliance
Dr. Steve Knauf began working at The Joint in 2011. After spending four years as a chiropractor in a clinic, he took the role of senior doctor of chiropractic for 13 of The Joint clinics. In January 2017, he was promoted to his current position as director of chiropractic and compliance. In this role, he ensures compliance for the franchise network while growing the system through strong relationships with chiropractic schools, associations and boards. In August 2017, he was appointed by the governor to serve on the Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners, a position which he continues to hold.
Vice President of Real Estate & Construction
Miller has over three decades of experience in strategic store expansion. Prior to The Joint, Miller served as Vice President of Real Estate and Development at Veggie Grill. There, he was responsible for opening a record number of restaurants in 2019, including the company's first in New York City and Boston. Preceding Veggie Grill, Miller opened 120 - 130 locations a year with Panda Restaurant Group as Vice President of Real Estate. Miller also spent 15 years at CVS as Vice President of Real Estate. Miller received his master's degree in finance from Wayne State University, and his bachelor's degree in business administration in finance and management from Central Michigan University.
Vice President of Franchise Sales & Development
Eric Simon has been with The Joint since November 2016. He has 20 years of franchise experience with brands such as AAMCO, FRANdata and The UPS Store/Mail Boxes Etc. Eric was also a franchisee and area developer for Extreme Pita, which allowed him to gain important experience for the role he now has with The Joint.