Pillars of Franchising - Teri ODonnell - Marine Franchisee story

Teri O’Donnell, CFC , Marine Veteran, Diesel Barbershop Franchisee

Teri O’Donnell, After studying business at Illinois State University, she volunteered to serve 6 years in the United States Marine Corps (ohrah!) as a Computer Programmer.  This is where Teri developed her strong work ethic, service with integrity mantra, and recognized the benefit of following an established playbook. After her service, Teri spent the next 20 years in banking as a Mortgage Consultant, where she discovered her deep desire to help people. She helped thousands find affordable financing to fulfill their dream of homeownership.


After her banking career, Teri O’Donnell discovered franchising and was on a mission to find an emerging franchise brand with huge growth potential.  Her first foray into franchising was with Massage Envy, where she opened one of their first locations in the Chicago-land suburbs.  After 10 exciting years as an owner/operator, she decided to sell her business and move on to her next big opportunity.  In addition to becoming a franchise owner for Diesel Barbershop (where she met Eric), Teri became a Regional Developer for Amazing Lash Studio, where she was first able to share her knowledge and experience with others entering the world of franchising. After recently selling her Amazing Lash developer territory, Teri is now growing the Illinois market for WaveMAX Laundry, continuing her passion for helping others reach their professional potential.

Teri O’Donnell is passionate about her family and has been married to her husband for over 20 years.  She is a mom to 3 incredibly amazing young adults who have all adopted her entrepreneurial mindset.  Teri and her family enjoy hitting the road in their RV, enjoying the beauty of our amazing country while visiting old friends and meeting new ones along the way.

Contact Info on Teri O’Donnell:
Teri  on LinkedIn
on Twitter

Wavemax Contact info:
On Phone – 847-826-2074
On Web – Wavemax


Pillars of Franchising - Teri ODonnell - Marine Veteran Diesel Barbershop Franchisee

Guest appearances by Teri O’Donnell:

​Topic: Women in Franchising February 2021 – How Women in Franchising have dealt with Covid's effects on the workplace. Broadcast ...
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​Topic: A Marine's story in franchising - A Diesel Barbershop Franchisee experience Broadcast Date: December 3rd , 2020 Broadcast Time ...
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