"Throw me to the wolves & I'll return leading the pack"
Fear is the enemy of our dreams. It is what darkens our path and clouds our visions.
Chasing those dreams is far from easy. It takes hard work. It takes blood and sweat and tears. Entrepreneurs know there is no shortcut. They know, better than most, that the path is full of treacherous moments. They know the path is long and challenging. The secret that entrepreneurs know is that getting successfully up that path takes a team, and therein lies the true fear.
Entrepreneurs are not afraid of the hard work. They are not afraid to run down the path, because they can see the success at the end better than anyone else. What entrepreneurs fear is failure. They fear failure not for themselves, but for the team they take down the path with them.
That’s how leaders leave their mark. They turn their team into their pack, and they fiercely protect that pack. When moments of doubt or danger or uncertainty cast shadow upon the path, leaders discover their inner strength and unleash their wolf. Because in those moments of uncertainty, the team needs that leader. It’s those moments when entrepreneurs shine. Their unwavering excitement motivates. Their instincts provide guidance when the path ahead isn’t clear. Their loyalty to the team provides confidence when it’s needed most. If the world has taught us all anything, it’s that the best plans fall woefully short when it comes to the unpredictability of the modern world. Even the best plans need excitement, instincts, and loyalty to see them through.
My inner wolf helped shape my path so I could leave my mark - now I want to help you leave yours.
Chief Energy Officer & Founder
To say JD Busch is a champion for mega-growth in franchising would be an understatement. JD holds over 25 years of franchising experience and expertise. He has been instrumental in growth for multiple franchise brands as both a franchisee, a regional developer and a franchisor. JD Busch’s leadership and vision is a catalyst for rapid growth.
Due to Busch’s success, his company has been featured for three consecutive years on Inc. 5000’s annual list of America's fastest growing private companies. Additionally, he has won numerous awards in the industry including: the 2015 IFA Franchisee of the Year award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to franchising, he is consecutively on the University of Houston Top Cougar 100 from 2014 to 2018, he holds the Massage Heights Regional Developer of the Year award for four consecutive years from 2009 to 2012, and holds multiple awards from Amazing Lash Studio including; the 2017 Regional Developer Top Sales Award, Multiple Leadership Award and the Trailblazer Award.
JD focuses on delivering the highest level of performance and profitability by providing one-on-one consulting in all areas of franchising. His franchise support team has real world experience, knowledge and franchise support background to help navigate through the process of franchising. It is this infrastructure and passion for success that has fueled the growth for many brands.
Tammy Busch first entered the franchising world as co-owner of Texasota, LLC in Houston, TX in January of 2006. Previously, she was a Sales Manager for the Hearst Corporation dating back to 2001. Ultimately, she would leave the Hearst Corporation in 2013 as family and other projects grew in demand and scope. In 2007, Tammy and her husband, JD, launched Busch Global, LLC and became Area Representatives for Massage Heights for the Houston Region. She was awarded developer of the year by Massage Heights in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Since, becoming an RD for Massage Heights, she has expanded into a multi-region developer and multi-unit operator for the Amazing Lash Studio brand. Currently, Tammy serves as the President for Busch Global, LLC and CEO of the Busch Household overseeing an active family life with a husband, 2 beautiful girls, and 3 dogs.
Vice President of Operations
An accomplished leader, Brian is results driven with a strong ability to create a shared vision of success, build, motivate and develop teams, and deliver business growth. He has developed strategic plans to drive multi-million dollar sales growth, improve market share and shareholder value. He focuses on implementing organizational systems and developing sales and operational teams that are wildly successful.
Brian has owned and operated two successful Massage Heights Retreats in the Houston region, leading the Massage Heights franchise in sales and services. He was named Massage Heights Franchisee of the Year in 2015. Growing his franchise portfolio, Brian joined Amazing Lash Studio in 2015 as a Regional Developer and owner in the Atlanta region. He also oversaw the operations of all 15 Busch Global studios where his strategic plans have helped drive multi-million dollar sales growth and improve market share. Previously, Brian was the Regional Vice President for First Franklin, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 Merril Lynch, where his stellar record includes successful startups and turnarounds in diverse industries and Fortune 500 environments, ranging from personal services to financial services.
Brian's strong sense of initiative along with his proven track record for success combined with his ability to inspire and drive his team allows him to maximize performance in any environment.
As Vice President of Operations for Busch Global, Brian works with franchisor partners to design and implement effective operations strategies and policies to ensure success.
Vice President of Franchise Support
Bryan has spent more than 20 years working with small business entrepreneurs and franchisees. Working with some of the country’s leading franchise brands, his experience allows him to couple his passion for entrepreneurial success with knowledge on the necessary skills and tools to reach that success.
Bryan has traveled across the United States training business owners in everything from sales to financial management. Previously, Bryan has served in multiple leadership roles including President of Parcel Plus for the International Center for Entrepreneurial Development, where he helped grow the system and unit sales. He has also served as President for the Associated Mail and Parcel Center trade association, where he helped facilitate relationships between national vendors with a nationwide network of small business owners. In his career, he has won awards for his service and commitment to franchisees. Bryan was awarded by Amazing Lash Studio in recognition for his collaborative work with developers and franchisees throughout the brand.
As Vice President of Franchise Support for Busch Global, Bryan works with franchisor partners to design and implement effective support strategies for their existing and future franchisees as well as directly supports those partners.