Joel Giffin

Regional Director, San Antonio and Austin

Joel joined OpenWorks team in 2019. His responsibilities include evaluating Regional needs to ensure the growth and development of the Central and South Texas Regions, and its employees by working strategically to maximize revenue and market share, as well as building, developing and maintaining new business and franchise partnerships. Joel is responsible for all leadership activities contributing to profitability in the Central and South Texas Regions, including: oversight in sales, operations, marketing, administration and franchise sales and activity.

Prior to OpenWorks Joel worked as Vice President of Operations for a multi-national restaurant chain, responsible for overall sales and operations of counter-service units from coast to coast. In addition to significantly increasing profitability, Joel was responsible for initiating and mobilizing new marketing activities, one of which was the introduction of a delivery system for the iconic restaurant chain. From 1996-2015, Joel worked for Staples, Inc., where he held leadership roles with progressively-increasing responsibility for operations and sales in the company’s retail division at the mutli-unit District and Regional level.

Joel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from University of Redlands.