Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced Daniel Dannenmann as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. As the newest member of the growing brand’s senior leadership team, Dannenmann will oversee all aspects of domestic and international business operations, including servicing, financial management and collaboration with the brand’s franchise sales team. He will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Sherry Chris.
“As Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate continues to move forward, we’ve reached a point of critical mass that presents the perfect time to elevate this role to meet the demands of our brand’s growth,” says Chris. “We’ve taken our time to find the right person and right fit for this position, and I believe that Daniel’s expertise in operations and franchising will strongly complement our existing senior leadership team. We’re excited to leverage Daniel’s impressive experience in scaling brands and building processes and infrastructure to position Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate for growth both in North America and internationally.”
Dannenmann brings a wealth of experience across franchise brand development, operations and learning in growth environments in the United States and abroad. Most recently, Dannenmann served as Vice President for Asia Pacific at customer experience research firm BARE International. As a member of BARE International’s executive leadership team, he held additional roles with responsibility for Global Strategy & Global Human Resources. He has also held positions at leading hospitality brands including Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Hotel Group and Marriott International.
“Sherry is truly an inspirational leader, and her unwavering vision for the brand’s lifestyle focus continues to set Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate apart from competitors,” says Dannenmann. “I’m most excited about the opportunity to help define, build and implement transformational initiatives across the brand’s expansive network of more than 10,000 affiliated sales associates and 300 offices.”
At BARE International, Dannenmann led global strategic planning across all markets, where he headed multiple projects aimed at driving the business’s focus on new technologies, process optimization and organizational development. In his prior role at Dolce Hotels & Resorts, he led all brand support efforts including operational training, brand standards, consumer satisfaction measurement and purchasing. Born in Germany, Dannenmann brings a unique perspective to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate as it looks to further expand its franchise operations domestically and internationally.
Dannenmann received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and earned an MBA from Clemson University.
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