Raymond M. Spears
Chairman, Equity One Franchisors
Raymond M. Spears’ managerial and administrative experience make him an asset to Equity One Franchisors in directing staff, solving problems and implementing change. Spears’ additional responsibilities include setting and accomplishing goals, forecasting growth and profitability, and monitoring performance. He is also the President and Owner of Duxbury, Inc., a management consulting firm.
With over 20 years of banking experience, Spears has held top executive positions with several successful banks throughout the course of his career. As President and COO, he directed a $2 billion publicly held bank holding company after rising through the ranks of one of its subsidiary banks. He has managed the growth of entrepreneurial companies, and positioned a rapidly growing company to take its place as the recognized leader in the industry.
Previously, Spears has implemented new procedures to solve operational problems and developed marketing programs to support customer growth and retention. He has also consolidated and centralized operating functions, standardized operations and improved communications to increase the efficiency of companies with which he has worked.
Spears graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL. He has been a Certified Missouri Real Estate Broker since 1973.