COO from 7-Eleven Joins Urban Air Board
DALLAS, June 5, 2018 – The Board of Directors of Urban Air Adventure Park today announced the appointment of Christopher Tanco to the Urban Air Board of Directors, effective immediately. Chris is currently the Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of 7-Eleven and leads all aspects of operations. He oversees franchising, field operations, operations support, acquisition integration, the Canada business unit, and he sits on the board of 7-Eleven Mexico and Max’s Group Inc. Prior to his current role as COO, Chris led 7-Eleven’s international business where he grew the company’s global portfolio to more than 30,000 licensed, company-owned, franchised, and joint-venture stores operating in 18 countries.
“I am honored to have been elected to the Urban Air board,” said Tanco. “Urban Air is at the forefront of the active family entertainment industry, and the company has tremendous future potential, both in the United States and globally. This is an exciting time to get involved and share what I have learned as this franchise executes breakthrough results.”
Before joining 7-Eleven, Tanco spent 17 years at Yum! Brands, most recently as Chief Franchise Officer for Pizza Hut where he had P&L responsibility for 5,000 franchised units. During his tenure at Yum! Brands, Chris served in various roles and instituted a significant restructuring of the franchise systems, authoring what he dubbed the “Pizza Hut Path.” Prior to Yum!, Tanco was a successful entrepreneur in the Philippines and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Tanco speaks four languages including Tagalog.
“Chris’s broad experience across multiple platforms will be an invaluable addition to our company and our franchisee base,” said Michael Browning, Urban Air’s Founder and CEO. “We appreciate his willingness to join our company and look forward to benefitting from his judgment and counsel.”
Urban Air Adventure Park is a full-service, active entertainment center experiencing significant growth, signing five new franchisees per month. Entrepreneur Magazine has called it one of the fastest growing franchises in world: www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/topnew.
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URBAN AIR TRAMPOLINE & ADVENTURE PARK is the Nation’s #1 destination for family fun featuring a variety of attractions perfect for all ages. The franchise has over 200 parks open and under development that will draw an estimated 36 million guests per year once all are operational. Diversified attractions include an exclusive Urban Warrior Course™, Warrior Battle Beam, The TUBES Indoor Playground, Indoor Ropes Course, Climbing Walls, Urban Air Pro Zone Performance Trampolines and the highly anticipated Sky Rider Indoor Coaster. Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park is the perfect venue for birthday parties, church events, corporate gatherings or a day of family fun.