The Strike file Featured

12:21pm EDT September 28, 2005
Born: Salt Lake City

Education: Harvard College, Harvard Business School

First job: Bain & Co., Boston, management strategy consultant

Community service: I was on the board of the Cincinnati Council on World Affairs.

What is the greatest business lesson you’ve learned?

To be willing to think creatively and act on what you believe.

What has been your greatest business challenge?

I would say working with the large variety of franchisees that we have, with their different personalities and interests, and being in different stages of life and their careers. Being able to provide what we need to provide to help each of them meet their goals, and at the same time, maintain the integrity of the franchise.

Whom do you admire most and why?

I admire my father [George Strike, principle owner and chairman of the board of Martin Franchises Inc.] because of his integrity and the consistently thoughtful way he treats people.