Right at Home is not just a franchise company. First and foremost, we are an in-home senior care company.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those we serve. In this home care industry, that's impossible without extensive experience in healthcare, but not necessarily for franchisees. Very few of our franchisees have healthcare experience. They don't need it – because it's what Right at Home's management team provides.
As many of the following bios show, Right at Home's team brings decades of healthcare experience to our clients and our franchisees.
Allen Hager, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Allen's story is Right at Home's story.
Allen founded Right at Home in Omaha in 1995 after spending nearly a decade in hospital administration in both West Virginia and Nebraska. He's a graduate of Marshall University, Tulane University's MBA program and the Executive Development Program of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
After founding Right at Home, Allen helped found the National Private Duty Association (NPDA)and currently serves as its Legislative Chair.
Brian Petranick, President and Chief Operating Officer
Brian Petranick is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Right at Home, Inc. Brian has more than 26 years of experience in healthcare, entrepreneurship, and business development. Nineteen of those years have been specifically in home care and medical staffing. In the 13 years that Brian has been with Right at Home, he has been instrumental in leading the organization’s growth and development to an internationally recognized home care brand. Since January of 2007, he has served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer and was named its president in September of 2010. Prior to joining Right at Home, Brian worked for StarMed Medical Staffing, a national healthcare staffing company with headquarters in Clearwater, Fla. and also for Kelly Healthcare Services, a national home care company based in Troy, Mich.
Margaret Haynes, Senior Vice President of Support
Margaret Haynes joined Right at Home in 2011 and is responsible for developing and implementing the franchise support, compliance and quality strategies for the organization and franchise system. She has more than 20 years of experience in providing client support/consulting, working with clients to increase business growth and profitability, and driving business execution through process improvement and project execution.
Prior to joining Right at Home, Margaret spent 18 years at First Data and most recently was SVP of Client Services/Data Operations at Infogroup in Omaha.
Eric Little, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development
Eric joined Right at Home in September 2008 as Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. He is responsible for leading Right at Home's national growth efforts to find new, well-qualified franchisees that want to make a difference in their community. He has more than a decade of franchising experience in a wide variety of industries, including business-to-business (B2B), retail and home services. He has been recognized by the International Franchise Association as a Certified Franchise Executive since 2005. He's also a frequent guest speaker at franchise-related events. Eric is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's Degree in finance.
Blake Martin, Vice President of International Operations, Right at Home International
Blake has been with Right at Home since 2004 and is responsible for the development and support of Right at Home’s international Master Franchisees. Previously, Blake was in charge of developing system-wide tools, programs, services, and alliances for Right at Home domestically. Blake's years of experience in the home care industry started with branch management for the Visiting Nurse Association. From 1996 to 2004, he served as the Director of Operations and Director of Franchise Development for ComForcare Senior Services- a national home care franchise company.
David Creal, Vice President of Franchise Support
Since joining Right at Home in 2007, Dave has been responsible for franchise support and the teams that help our franchisees grow. He's specifically responsible for the growth and support of franchisees in the Northeast and Southeast regions of the U.S. Dave has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including two decades as Operations Coordinator for Vetter Health Services, where he supported multiple units of senior care facilities.
Jeff Vavricek, Vice President of Programs and Services
Jeff is responsible for creating value by carefully screening and selecting programs and services for the franchise system that increase revenue, reduce costs, improve quality, and enhance offerings. Prior to joining the company in 2010, Jeff spent nearly 24 years with HSBC, a global financial services company where he served as the Vice President of New Product Development. In his role at HSBC, he was responsible for developing and implementing financial services products for a large retail branch network. Jeff brings over 20 years of marketing, sales, sales management and finance experience to Right at Home. Jeff has an MBA from the University of Nebraska.
Pat Boyd, Vice President of Marketing
Pat Boyd is vice president of marketing and is responsible for branding, marketing and communications. Prior to joining Right at Home, Boyd spent nearly 20 years with ConAgra Foods in brand management and marketing both domestically and internationally. He was most recently with Sergeant’s Pet Products leading innovation and brand management for a core enterprise. Before his tenure with ConAgra, Boyd was with Methodist Health System in marketing, public relations and business development roles. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Nebraska.
The people they send to your home are so warm and caring. You can see they really love their work. They give you peace of mind as they are so dedicated to your loved one and that means a lot to me, they take a lot of pressure off of you and we all need that.