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Snap Print CEO to exit and take up CouriersPlease top role

Snap Franchising CEO Richard Thame is leaving the heritage print business in February 2022 and will take up the CEO position at CouriersPlease.

Thame’s return to the logistics field comes after the exit of long term CouriersPlease CEO Mark McGinley, which was announced on 1 December, and the appointment of former CFO John Venetsanos as acting CEO.

A statement from CouriersPlease pointed to Thame’s “decades of combined executive leadership, franchise excellence and logistics industry experience’.

Thame spent almost 11 years as managing director of Fastway Couriers, which then became Aramex, prior to joining Snap.

“Richard is well positioned to build on the growth and success that CP has achieved. He is passionate about working with teams and leveraging technology platforms to create a better experience for customers and employees and working with franchisees to grow their businesses,” CouriersPlease said.

When the new CEO takes up the role in mid February John Venetsanos will return to an expanded CFO role.

Thame said “It has been a privilege to lead the Snap brand through such a challenging time, working with an amazing group of franchise partners. I have also had the benefit of a very supportive board, as we worked together to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, with one goal, to ensure we left no one behind.”

Anne Cashman, chair of Snap Franchising, said “Richard has done an extraordinary job for Snap over the past two years, leading our outstanding management team and franchisees through the Covid-19 crisis, whilst overseeing a revolution of how we do business with the launch of Snap-Online.

“At Snap we have always been a market leader as a franchise operation and with the opening of new markets through the evolution of our online offering we have never been in a stronger position in our over 120 years as a business than we are today to take advantage of the positive economic conditions that are expected in 2022,” she said.

Snap is planning to complete its CEO recruitment process early in the New Year.

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