Meet Our Team in Charlotte, North Carolina

Even though our nationwide brand boasts nearly 1,000 franchises around the world, we still find it important to remain accessible to current and potential franchise owners. Meineke Car Care Centers is pleased to employ a qualified group of professionals with the capacity to help you become the best franchise owner you can be. Meet the team that will help you realize your potential as a franchise owner.

Our Franchise Development Team

Because our company has a centralized corporate headquarters with independent automotive franchises nationwide, we divide our corporate teams into regions. As a franchise owner you will work with our development team, most regularly the regional manager for your area. Our stellar team is made up of:

Jonathan Fitzpatrick
Jonathan Fitzpatrick
Chairman and CEO, Driven Brands, Inc.
Danny Rivera
Danny Rivera
Brand President
Ed Pearson
Ed Pearson
Vice President of  Franchise Development 
Steve Belko
Steve Belko
Franchise Development Manager: West Coast

Meineke Is Owned by Driven Brands

Meineke Car Care Centers is pleased to be owned by Driven Brands, Inc. This is important to our franchise owners because many of them eventually expand their franchise holdings to include additional brands owned by our parent company.

In addition, several Meineke Car Care Centers are combined with Econo Lube n’ Tune for a one-stop-shop location. Our franchise development team is happy to help you direct your growth with consideration to the needs of your region.

Contact us today to learn more about franchise opportunities from the experts on our team. We are located in Charlotte, North Carolina, but serve entrepreneurs like you both nationally and internationally.

Jonathan Fitzpatrick

Jonathan Fitzpatrick

Chairman and CEO, Driven Brands, Inc.

Jonathan Fitzpatrick is President and CEO of Driven Brands, Inc., the holding and parent company of Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. Maaco Franchising, Inc., Econo Lube and Tune, Inc., Aero-Colours, Inc., AutoQual USA and Drive N Style. Fitzpatrick joined Driven Brands as President and CEO in 2012 after serving two years as Executive Vice President, Chief Brand & Operations Officer at Burger King. Fitzgerald holds both a Bachelor’s and a Graduate degree from the University College Dublin, Ireland.

Danny Rivera

Danny Rivera

Brand President

Daniel Rivera joined Driven Brands in November 2012 as Chief Information Officer and in 2014 was appointed Brand President for Meineke Car Care. Prior to his current role, Mr. Rivera was the Sr. Director of Application Development, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, and Security at AutoNation. Prior to his role at AutoNation, he has worked at some of the largest corporations in the world including GE, Motorola, and Burger King Corporate. Mr. Rivera holds two degrees from Florida International University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer enginering where he graduated Cum Laude. He also holds a Juris Doctorate where he graduated 4th in the class.

Ed Pearson

Ed Pearson

Vice President of Franchise Development

As the Vice President of Franchise Development, Ed Pearson is responsible for many Meineke franchise opportunities and service centers. Prior to his position as VP of Franchise Development, Pearson has held roles as a Franchise Development Manager for the Midwest region and even has prior experience as a franchisee. Pearson also works closely with other brands under Driven Brands, Inc., the parent company for Meineke Car Care Centers.

Steve Belko

Steve Belko

Franchise Development Manager: West Coast

Steve Belko has been a Franchise Development Manager for Meineke Car Care Centers since 2007. He is currently responsible for development along the West coast.