The International Franchise Association (IFA) today announced the election of John Teza, Hand & Stone’s Chief Executive Officer, to serve on its Board of Directors. Teza, who joins along with seven other new directors, will take his position at the 2024 IFA Annual Convention in February, joining one of the most diverse IFA Boards in history, bringing a variety of experience and expertise to lead the franchise sector’s oldest and largest global trade association.
“I’m honored to be part of the new IFA Board of Directors,” said Teza. “I’ve been a member of the franchise community for more than 20 years. It’s a privilege to serve within an organization such as the IFA that works so hard to protect, enhance, and promote franchising. I look forward to working with IFA leadership to address the great opportunities and challenges facing the industry and to advancing the interests of all of those that participate in the franchise model.”
Teza was named Chief Executive Officer of Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in 2021, having previously served as President and Chief Development Officer for the brand. Teza is an experienced franchising executive and has served in various C-level roles with several national brands across his career.
“We are excited to welcome John to serve on the IFA Board of Directors, bringing his significant experience in franchising at one of the most consequential times for the business model,” said Matt Haller, IFA President and CEO. “The IFA Board is integral in guiding the organization in our mission to protect, enhance, and promote franchising – and the new directors will play a critical role in moving the organization and the entire franchising sector forward. Each new director brings unique contributions and perspectives, and we look forward to the leadership they will provide to the Association in the years ahead.”
The 2024 IFA Board of Directors is comprised of franchisee, franchisor and supplier members, with a diverse representation of industry, thought, and background, who provide critical guidance to the IFA on the association’s key initiatives. The new directors will assume their positions in February 2024 and will serve an initial term of three years.
About The International Franchise Association
Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising. IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.
About Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Hand & Stone is a 600-unit massage and facial spa franchise with a mission to deliver premium spa services to the middle market in a professional, affordable, and convenient manner. Launched in 2004, Hand & Stone now has locations across 36 states and Canada. Each spa features best-in-class massage and skincare treatment. Available for women, men and teens, a wide range of services are tailored to each individual’s needs or skin concerns. Hand & Stone facial treatments are performed by licensed estheticians, using top-of-the-line products backed by science including Dermalogica, IMAGE Skincare and ClarityRx Clinical Skin Care. The fastest-growing spa franchise in the country, Hand & Stone has been named No. 1 in the spa category by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2023, 2021 and 2020 and was ranked No. 8 on Forbes’ Best Franchises to Buy list in the high investment category