Our Leadership

Meet Our Franchise Leadership

The franchise leadership team at Aussie Pet Mobile is more than just experts on the pet industry. As part of our parent company, Home Franchise Concepts with over 30 years of experience in franchising, we are focused on providing the leadership, training, and marketing support you need to open and run a successful small business in your community. Learn more about our leadership team in the video below.

Paul Ebert

President, Aussie Pet Mobile
Paul serves as brand president for both Aussie Pet Mobile and sister-brand, Two Maids. Having served as a CFO and Controller at previous organizations, Paul has extensive experience in finance and accounting, but most importantly, a heart to serve and lead. In Paul’s role as President of Aussie Pet Mobile, he knows the importance of hiring talented people to deliver exceptional service and will leverage best practices to drive improvement, innovation, and franchisee profitability for the Aussie Pet Mobile brand.

Andy Skehan

President and CEO of Home Franchise Concepts
Andy comes to us with extensive franchise experience leading enterprises across several consumer-facing industries in the U.S. and abroad. He recently served as President of Krispy Kreme North America and previously held executive leadership roles at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Churchill Downs Incorporated and PepsiCo. He has an MBA from the University of Rhode Island and a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy. His primary focus is to provide strategic direction and support that will enable the success of our brands.

Meribeth Gunn

Vice President, Operations, Aussie Pet Mobile
Meribeth has been in franchising for over 20 years. She joined Home Franchise Concepts in 2018 as the Vice President of Marketing where she oversaw the digital, local area marketing, and franchise development teams. In 2022, she pivoted to the Aussie Pet Mobile brand to bring the knowledge she gained while serving at the helm of marketing to provide support, platforms, and strategic planning for the Aussie Pet Mobile brand. 

Heather Cates

Chief Marketing Officer
With over 20 years of prior marketing experience under her belt, Heather Cates joined the HFC family in early 2021. Her smart and creative marketing approach has influenced many top-tier organizations from Nissan to Mattel to Taco Bell to Allergan. One of her strengths is building strategic brand platforms with integrated marketing campaigns. Some of her most well-known works are the Taco Bell “Nacho Fries (Web of Fries)” campaign and the Botox “Own Your Look” campaign.

Amir Yeganehjoo

Chief Financial Officer
Amir has deep experience in high-growth, multi-site retail environments. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, and Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. Amir leads all aspects of the company’s financial functions including accounting, financial reporting, short and long-range planning, budgeting, and treasury.

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