George Barlow serves as Director of Global Franchise Development at BNI® and leads all global franchise development efforts. This includes new country development globally, as well as sub-franchise development support in existing countries. He oversees the screening and recruiting systems, leads the annual updating of franchise disclosure documents, and ensures all compliance guidelines are followed. He also supports Master Franchisees in the system to lead the same at the country level.
George has spent the last 20 years working in franchise expansion, operations, merger and acquisitions. His previous leadership experience includes roles with Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Executive Franchise Consulting Company, and Prudential Real Estate Affiliates. While with Prudential, George spearheaded the development of the franchise disclosure document for Mexico and opened the first franchise operation in that country. He also spent five years with Realogy Corporation as Senior Director, Business Development/Mergers and Acquisitions.
George earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Rochester University and a Master of Management, Organizational Development from the University of Phoenix, Austin, Texas Campus. He enjoys spending time with his wife, kids, and family members.