Mr. Keegan has led the Adam Eve Franchise Corporation (AEFC) since 2009, currently serving as the Vice President. During his tenure, AEFC has grown from 21 stores to celebrating the 100th store opening in February of 2022. As the Vice President, Mr. Keegan is responsible for all aspects of AEFC from recruiting and signing franchise operators to the day-to-day operations of the business. Mr. Keegan works closely with his team to provide ongoing support, operational guidance, and programs for the franchise operators to maximize their sales and profits at the store level.
Before joining AEFC, Mr. Keegan was the Vice President of Franchise Operations for Wireless Toyz from January 2006 to December 2008. He really honed his retail and franchise skills during his tenure at General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (“GNC”) from 1978 to December 2005, where he held numerous positions from store manager to VP of the northeast division. Fun Fact: Dave started his working experience at age 10 delivering eggs door to door growing his small empire from delivering 20 dozen eggs a week to delivering 30 cases (900 dozen) of eggs a week! Dave enjoys spending time with his lovely wife of 40+ years visiting his kids, grandchildren, and is still very active in recreational sports such as pickleball, golf, bike riding, and take hikes (fooling myself as if I’m still in shape).
Chris is an analytically minded direct mail marketing, web development, communications, and social media content creation specialist. In thirteen years in the Phillips Publishing, Inc. family he was responsible for producing the marketing and financial analysis required to support the organization’s nascent data-driven strategies, developing, and maintaining customer service software, assisting with database conversions and cleanup, and selling some of the best mailing lists in the business. After graduating from Johns Hopkins with an MA in Museum Studies he embarked on a solo career as a museum technologist, developing and executing social media campaigns for the National Gallery of Art and designing four websites for the Smithsonian Institution, including a complete redesign of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s website.
At Adam & Eve Chris ensures the operators ability to achieve economic growth by coordinating, installing, training, and updating all aspects of the POS system. He is also the lead support person for the AEFC Information Center ensuring all contents are current and the system is functioning properly. Chris is also the lead business consultant for Central United States. Outside of work Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and granddaughter. He is also an avid photographer, history nerd, and whisky aficionado/snob.
Jihan is our Franchise Merchandiser & Business Consultant bringing over 20 years in leadership and retail. Prior to joining AEFC Jihan worked as a Service Manager with Wells Fargo for over 8 years, where she was able to mentor and coach employees while cultivating new and existing consumer relationships. However, Jihan is no stranger to the sexual health, wellness, and pleasure products industry, having spent 12 years in leadership with Adam & Eve Stores under the Sactacular Holdings franchise group of the Carolinas. Jihan has a proven history of successfully coordinating projects and assisting with the implementation of sales, marketing, merchandising and customer experience strategies.
As the AEFC Franchise Merchandiser, Jihan provides guidance and counsel to assist franchise operators achieve economic growth and serves as a direct liaison to vendor and distribution relations. Additionally, Jihan is also the lead business consultant for Eastern United States. Jihan has an MBA in Marketing and is inspired daily by her husband and three boys. She enjoys event planning, entertaining, traveling, shopping, and spending time with family and close friends.
Drew brings over 10 years of experience in operations management holding multiple leadership roles with Aramark Higher Education and Healthcare. With a focus on retail and brand licensing; as a licensee Drew created a repeatable business model for franchise brands such as Chick-Fil-A, Subway, and Einstein Bagels, and regarded as a best-in-class operator by Starbucks. Specializing in staffing and training, Drew has also held district roles in labor and safety management. Drew is drawn to Adam & Eve Stores by the shared belief of placing our customer first and will be a strong advocate of brand awareness. Drew received both his bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and master’s degree in Business Administration at East Carolina University, while a member of the Graduate Business Association. A native of North Carolina, Drew resides in Creedmoor, NC.
Drew will be heavily involved with supporting operators though marketing, online affiliate program and point of sale initiatives. Drew also consults operators throughout the great Northwest and Western United States. Outside of work Drew loves to spend time with his wife loving wife and 2 daughters. When he has a little extra time, he enjoys the great outdoors.