Kimberly Crowell, along with her husband, Angelo, co-founded Kalo Companies in 2009. Their company currently owns and operates 33 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurant franchises with 13 stores currently in development in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, and employs approximately 300 people.
After opening their first Jersey Mike’s location in Tallahassee in 2010, they quickly grew to 5 stores within the next three years, even being awarded the honor of 2011 Rookie Franchisees of the Year. In 2018 they were recognized for their Regional Operational Excellence at the Jersey Mike’s Subs Franchise Conference and also received the Big Bend Region’s Small Business of the Year award as part National Small Business Week. Additionally, they were elected by their fellow franchisees to serve on the National Advisory Council for Jersey Mike’s. Their company has been a strong advocate for the Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative (PAFI), a strategic partnership with the International Franchising Association (IFA), and is actively involved in educating professional athletes on the franchise industry. Since 2013, both have served as speakers at the NFLPA Business Academy held in University of Michigan. Additionally, Kimberly has spoken at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference along with several other franchisee-focused growth summits.
Prior to entering the franchise industry, Kimberly practiced corporate law in Charlotte, specializing in Commercial Real Estate and Development. Despite the continued growth of their company, Kimberly maintains an active law practice, is licensed in both Florida and North Carolina, specializing her practice in Franchising, Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Transactions, in which she advises other franchisees and business owners on a variety of business-related legal matters.
Kimberly has been actively involved in the promotion of the Jersey Mike’s brand through her service as a member of the National Marketing Committee. She is a past Board Member for the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, served on the Women United Steering Committee for the United Way of the Big Bend, and currently serves on the Board of Directors
for the Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee as well as the Board of Trustees for Maclay School, chairing the Advancement Committee.