Seasoned business professionals - and Unishippers franchise owners - take leadership to a new level.
Members of the Unishippers executive management team are experienced
professionals with diverse backgrounds who are also successful Unishippers
franchisees. Learn more about this group of strong, visionary leaders.
Chief Executive Officer and Franchisee
Dan has served as an executive at Unishippers since October 2002, and was appointed CEO in
January 2011. In addition to Lockwood's corporate responsibilities, he remains a part owner of seven
Unishippers franchise locations. Prior to joining Unishippers, Lockwood was a General Manager with
Traditional Concepts, and also worked for Seaco as a dolphin trainer in a Navy contracted marine
mammal program. Lockwood earned his bachelor's degree from San Diego State University.
President and Franchisee
Kevin has served as President of Unishippers since January 2011. Lathrop began his Unishippers
career in 1992 as owner of the Orange County North franchise, and he remains a part owner of seven
Unishippers franchise locations today. Prior to joining Unishippers, he worked for Hughes Aircraft
Company in a variety of engineering and management positions. Lathrop earned a bachelor's degree
from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of
Management, University of California, Los Angeles.
Executive Vice President, COO and Franchisee
Steve began his Unishippers career as a franchise owner in Ohio in 1988 and was one of Unishippers
first franchisees. In September 1999 he joined the corporate office, serving as Chief Operations Officer
and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Unishippers, Leavitt spent 16 years owning and managing
six "Yankee Lunch" fast-food restaurants. He also has worked as a real estate broker.
Vice President, CFO
Dennis joined Unishippers in 1996 as a Controller, and since July 1999 he's served as Chief Financial
Officer and Vice President. Prior to joining Unishippers, he worked for two other franchise systems in
the sporting apparel and restaurant industries. Heaps earned a bachelor's and a Masters of Professional
Accounting degree from the University of Utah.
Vice President, Sales
Joe joined Unishippers in 2008 after a 17-year career at DHL, where he worked in various capacities
such Sales Representative, Sales Manager, Regional Director, Vice President of Marketing, Vice
President of Field Sales, and, most recently, Vice President of Channel Sales and Telesales. He has
a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California.
Vice President, Technology
Alan joined Unishippers in 2004 as the Director of Technology and since September 2014 he's served
as Vice President of Technology. Prior to joining Unishippers, he was VP of Engineering at FutureSmart
Networks and Director of Engineering at Citrix Systems and Novell. Alan started his career as a computer
chip designer at Amdahl Corporation and earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from
Brigham Young University.
Senior Director, Franchise Operations
Alison Smith has served as Unishippers’ Senior Director of Franchise Operations since October of 2014.
She began her career with Unishippers as a Marketing Manager and was soon promoted to Director of
Marketing. She then took on leadership roles in numerous departments, including Franchise Development,
Franchise Relations and Support and Products. Prior to Unishippers, Ms. Smith was a Senior Marketing
Manager for Hanley-Wood Publishing and the Travel Industry Association of America. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration from
American University. Smith and her husband own a The Little Gym franchise located in Cottonwood
Heights, Utah that they have owned and operated since 2006.
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