Innovate – Automate – Motivate
Lance Donnelly, founder and CEO of Tan Republic Franchise Company, credits his success to a good work ethic instilled at a young age while working for his Grandfather at Filbert’s Farm and at his Dad’s Chevron service station along with managing ownership of a regional Money Mailer. Labeled a jack-of-all-trades, Donnelly later presses on to become the top wine consultant at Willamette Valley Vineyards while attending and playing football at Oregon State University and Western Oregon University where he earned a degree in Economics and Sports Leadership.
Always an entrepreneur at heart, after college, Donnelly and wife Kristina take a risk and an aggressive approach by maxing out personal credit cards to open their first salon. Some 15 years later with intense dedication for branding, and the building of impactful partnerships from those willing to take risks as he did, Tan Republic thrives and evolves. Today, Donnelly has three beautiful children, sixty-five salons under the Tan Republic umbrella, and he is excited to give back to the industry by sharing real-life experiences along the journey of building Tan Republic into a national brand, and what he thinks the future will be.
Donnelly will walk participants through the mechanics of how he runs the day-to-day salon operations with technology, mobile apps, and how he continues to successfully motivate those around him to become project-based instead of routine-based and grow faster than they ever have before.