Omar Hawthorne joined the Golden Krust Franchise Department in 2007. Since that time, he has served the Real Estate and Marketing departments and now holds the position of director of Franchise Development & Community Affairs.
As the director, Hawthorne communicates with potential franchisees, administers franchise contracts and disclosure procedures, and maintains legal compliance with all federal and state specific franchise sales regulations.
He also serves as the interaction point for prospects inquiring about franchise opportunities, and interprets demographic information and mapping that will allow for easy identification and evaluation of appropriate territories for the development.
Hawthorne’s love for business and the expertise developed while working with his father and mentor, Lowell Hawthorne, led him to pursue training as a certified franchise executive.
His training and sharp communication skills have made him a most valuable assistant to the Marketing Department in the areas of community involvement and philanthropic programs.
Hawthorne has been called on many occasions to represent the chief executive officer at several corporate and social events.
He served on the company’s “Think Tank,” an advisory group to the president, which comprises enterprising and bright young people.
Hawthorne also serves a a member on the Board for the Society For the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora, an organization which seeks to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the people of the Caribbean, identify and encourage wealth building, lifelong education, self-development and personal responsibility through networking opportunities, educational seminars, conferences, community projects, humanitarian efforts and charity.
Hawthorne’s vision is to aspire to become one of the top executives of Golden Krust.
He believes that, as an executive, he will be able to utilize his skills, experience and training to advance the company’s future growth and development, and to further expand the philanthropic arm of the organization.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Golden Krust Franchise Department, Real Estate and Marketing director
PERSON I ADMIRE MOST:
His father Lowell Hawthorne