Having spent 20+ years in corporate America, Alejandro Escalante had traveled the world, earned an MBA and developed the experience, the skillset and the resources to do something new and different. The former vice president of financial planning and analysis for the Americas division of Napa-based Treasury Wine Estates – and finance director for the Clorox Company before that – simply wanted to do something for himself.

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“I just didn’t want to be an employee anymore,” Escalante says. “All of the work I’d done in brand building and business development and financial management was very rewarding, but I still wanted to do new things. Owning my own business was always in the back of my mind.

Escalante says the first step was identifying the right opportunity, and he engaged a business consultant and determined that owning a franchise would best leverage his interests.

“I was looking for something creative, B2B, helping businesses grow,” he says. “I met with at least 15 different companies and attended a ton of Discovery Days and continued to narrow the scope.When I found AlphaGraphics, I could see myself in that role. I knew it was the right decision.”

He felt an immediate connection to the AlphaGraphics culture and values – a strong Network of support, built on relationships, with a vision for the future.

Escalante found an AlphaGraphics owner in nearby Sunnyvale, Calif. who was ready to retire, and bought the business in May.

“I see a world of potential for growth over the next decade, maybe even doubling in size,” he says. “I’m pleased to be a part of AlphaGraphics and excited about the future.”

If you have a candidate who might be a good fit, let’s talk​! There’s no better way to explore theAlphaGraphics opportunity than at our Discovery Day, held each month at our headquarters in Salt Lake City.

We would be delighted to have you and your candidate as our guests – upcoming dates includeJuly 15-17, August 19-21, September 23-25, October 21-23, November 18-20 and December 16-18.