Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
J. Todd Neel oversees site selection, construction, studio layout and design of every Sola Salon Studios location. He is also responsible for managing the overall financials, operations and franchisee support at the corporate level. Todd knows the Sola Salon Studios business inside and out—not only on the corporate level but also as a 50% franchisee owner in three Sola Locations in Indianapolis.
As the first employee hired by Sola co-founders Stratton and Matt in 2005, Todd was struck by the power of Sola from the very beginning. "Early on, stylists cried tears of joy when they signed up for a studio. They were excited to open their own business, and after several stylists cried out of joy (or exhaustion of where they were at), I knew this was something big."
As a member of the Sola team since the opening of the first Sola location in Denver, Todd has been a part of the development of the company every step along the way. His considerable knowledge of the Sola experience and his meaningful relationships with the franchisee community are invaluable to the continued growth and success of the Sola brand.
Before joining Sola, Todd spent six years as the codirector of acquisitions for Affordable Residential Communities, where he managed seven acquisition teams and completed the purchase of $1.5 billion in real estate assets. His extensive experience includes managing acquisitions for Aramark and working as a senior auditor and certified public accountant.