Kevin Wilson - CEO of Buzz Brands
Kevin Wilson, Chairman, CEO and President, Buzz Franchise Brands, LLC
Kevin is the Chairman, CEO and President of Buzz Franchise Brands, a multi-brand franchising company that includes; Pool Scouts, (pool cleaning) and Home Clean Heroes (residential home cleaning) and The British Swim School (swimming lessons) and the former owner of Mosquito Joe, a 300 unit system before selling to Neighborly in 2018. After 7 years, the combined company has over 100 franchisees operating over 250 locations in 22 states.
Kevin hails from the great white north and earned his degree from the University of Western Ontario. He began his career in consulting with Bain and Company, where a mild bagel addiction drove him to found Benny’s Bagels, a business that franchised bagel stores throughout Texas. A not-so-short plane ride later he found himself in Johannesburg, South Africa working for South African Airways. Upon returning to Virginia Beach in 2001, Kevin became a partner with Discovery Americas, a private equity firm in Mexico where he authored and co-founded Volaris, which is now the most successful airline in Mexico. From 2004-2012 he was a Partner with Envest Ventures a private equity fund that oversaw $160M across three funds many in the franchise space.
When Kevin is not driving the company’s culture and franchisee-centric support system, he prefers to spend his time with his wife, drinking wine or attending their three kids’ sporting activities.