Atlanta, GA – XpandCRM announces Carl Grimes has agreed to serve the company as Chairman of the Board to ensure that all development activities are in keeping with serving the ever-changing needs of the greater franchise community.
Carl became one of the first franchisees of Sunbelt Business Advisors in 1984 and served as First Vice Chairman of the Board for Sunbelt from 2001 to 2006.
Before Carl Grimes founded The CBI+Team, he published an award-winning newspaper, built and operated a state-of-the-art cable television system, owned a real estate firm, a retail catalog sales business, and an abstract and title company. All of these businesses were successfully sold and led Mr. Grimes to the field of business brokerage. He received the designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) from the International Business Brokers Association and that organization recently honroed him by naming him a Fellow of the IBBA. Grimes and his family own CBI+Team offices in Fort Smith, and Northwest Arkansas as well as Joplin and Springfield, Missouri.
A graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Fayetteville, a program conducted by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Carl has served as a city councilman, school board member, and a Chamber of Commerce president. A member of University Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Carl has also served as an elder, a deacon, and a Sunday School teacher.
Michael Auten, President, stated that “Having served as a franchisor CEO under the direction of Carl Grimes as First Vice Chair at Sunbelt, I have exceptional confidence in Carl to lead our management team to serve the franchise community with targeted solutions at an economically affordable price point with honesty and integrity. Carl and his family will continue to operate The CBI+Team on the XpandCRM private label platform (BRIM) while performing his oversight of the company’s vision and strategic direction.”