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We are proud to announce Christina Estrada as Vice President of Human Resources.  Christina is a seasoned human resources leader with experience in human capital management across multiple industries. In this new role, she will be responsible for talent acquisition, performance management, benefits and compensation, talent development, and more.

“GSI is consistently named as one of the best places to work in Philadelphia, and I am excited to further drive this positive culture for employees,” said Estrada. “My first order of business will be to meet the unique team members of GSI and find ways to continue fueling their passion for the company.”

Prior to joining GSI, Estrada held a variety of HR executive leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies, including Aramark, Time Warner, America Online, Disney Consumer Products, and Citibank. Most recently, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for TIAA Bank, where she led the cultural integration and transition of all human capital processes, systems, and policies during its acquisition of EverBank. Estrada is passionate and committed to ensuring an inclusive workplace, and she provides ongoing leadership and advocacy to an organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Estrada holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and a certificate in HR Strategy from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations where she has also been a guest lecturer. She was named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in 2011.

Welcome to the team, Christina!

 

Goddard Systems, Inc., franchisor of The Goddard School, is proud to announce that The Goddard School has marked yet another year on Franchise Time’s Top 200 list, continuing its 11 year streak as the top performing early childhood education franchise in the U.S.

Franchise Times reports the 200 largest U.S.-based franchisors grew their combined annual sales by more than $26.9 billion or 4.2 percent last year, to $671.3 billion, with most categories seeing across-the-board gains well above the previous year, according to the newly released Franchise Times Top 200+, an exclusive ranking of the 500 largest franchises.

With more than 500 Schools in 37 states, The Goddard School’s system-wide sales exceeded $814 million in 2018, a 9.3 percent increase since 2017. Franchisees invest between $619,900 and $760,600 and earn an average EBITDA of $373,321 per year.*

The franchise system reached a significant milestone at the end of last year, opening its 500th location, making way for setting goals to reach a new milestone – opening 250 Schools in the next five years. GSI is using new and improved strategies, including a location-first real estate approach, to grow the system 50 Schools per year for the next five years.

By leveraging decades-long relationships with developers, GSI will employ a location-first development model. Desirable real estate sites with a high potential for success will be secured before GSI awards a license to a franchisee. This flexibility will enable GSI to satisfy the varied real estate needs of its current and future franchisees and allow more Schools to open faster.

GSI is eager to partner with entrepreneurs who are passionate about running their own business while educating the leaders of tomorrow.

To learn more about how to invest in one of the most successful early childhood education franchises, visit GoddardSchoolFranchise.com.