James Mowery, CFE has over 19 years of franchising experience as a franchisor, franchisee, and supplier. James has been a Certified Franchise Executive since 2007 and specializes guiding startups, and advising businesses looking to expand and “turn around” initiatives within the franchise industry. He possesses an extensive technology background along with years of project management experience. Since 2010 James has been a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute and also obtained a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration of Computer Information Systems. He has worked in a variety of industries such as the service industry, small to medium business consulting, medical and health, manufacturing, and Department of Defense. James enjoys combining his experience and skills in guiding others to achieve their business goals.
Most recently, James was the President of Fetch! Pet Care, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to becoming the President of the company in February 2017, he served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2014 until February 2017.
Before Fetch! Pet Care, he was the Director of Information Technology and Process Improvement at DNA Diagnostics Center in Fairfield, Ohio from January 2012 until January 2014. Previous roles before this include being the Chief Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President of a nationwide tax franchise from March 2006 until March 2010. He was also President and Partner of a Pet Butler franchise in Dayton, Ohio from September 2007 to June 2016.
James is currently the Chair of the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives Board of Governors and a member of the Executive Committee for the International Franchise Association Foundation. He has a passion for teaching franchising and mentoring others in the franchising industry; in addition to developing leadership skills in anyone willing to learn, James has made it his life mission to help young adults develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills.