Vice President of Franchise Marketing
As the Vice President of Franchise Marketing, Stephen heads up the team
that handles every single franchise client that we have, from the largest
franchisor to the newest franchise locations.
Stephen’s approach to his job is defined by his highly competitive
nature, a lifetime spent team building, and a desire to always exceed
expectations. These all contribute to his favorite part of his job: building
lifelong franchisor / client relationships and finding solutions to their
I take great pride in leading the Scorpion Franchise team—and in
just being a Scorpion because our company’s core values mirror my
own. We work hard and play hard, we’re ultra-competitive, and we’re
committed to excellence. “Dialing it up” isn’t just
a phrase; it’s the driving force behind everything we do. My team
works hard to ensure that working with Scorpion Franchise is nearly identical
to working at Scorpion—it’s an incredible experience that
doesn’t just exceed expectations, it permanently recalibrates them."
Stephen grew up in Nashville, where he attended an all-boys college-prep
school that inspired the setting of Dead Poets Society. While attending
Rice University, he played college baseball and was drafted twice by professional
teams—once by the White Sox (whom he turned down so that he could
complete his degree) and the Detroit Tigers.
For 5 years, he played professional baseball for the Tigers organization
as a late-inning closer. An injury led to a career change into the publishing
industry. For years, he served as the Executive Editor of several action
sport titles, combining his love of competitive lifestyles with a passion
for writing and content creation.
In his spare time, Stephen volunteers with City of Hope National Cancer
Center, the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, and Be The Match. A foodie, he
spends his time cooking and watching Food Network, and he enjoys spending
time with his wife Erin and daughter Juliette.