Peter D. Holt
President, Interim Principal Financial Officer & 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 Hills 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
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.
Vice President of Marketing
Jason Greenwood started with The Joint Corp in January 2018. He has 20 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.
Vice President of Human Resources
Amy Karroum started with The Joint in June 2015. She has more than 17 years of experience in human resources. Before joining The Joint, she was the director of human resources for Thermo Fluids, Inc., and spent five years in the homebuilding industry with Pulte Homes and Taylor Morrison.
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.
Vice President of Information Technology
Manjula Sriram joined The Joint in March 2018 and brought with her more than 20 years of experience in technology and information systems. Prior to The Joint, Sriram served as director of implementation services for Early Warning® Services, a financial technology company that works to provide solutions for real-time funds availability across a variety of payment platforms, including the Zelle® software. Her professional background also includes IT leadership experience across the retail, airline and logistics sectors.
Jake Singleton has been with The Joint since June 2015. Prior to that, he spent 10 years with the public accounting firm, Ernst & Young, where he focused on serving SEC public companies in the United States and the United Kingdom. Jake received both his bachelor’s and master’s of accounting degree from the University of Arizona and holds an active CPA license in Arizona and California.
Dr. Steve Knauf, DC
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.