Joyce is an innovative global executive with extensive expertise in franchising, distribution and supply chain ecosystems who has structured and negotiated international cross-border deals in over 60 countries with particular expertise in Asia, MENA and Latin America. She has shaped numerous M&A transactions in a wide range of industries that have led to increased sales and market penetration. She is especially knowledgeable in the energy, transportation, consumer goods and food products industries. She brings to board service the ability to assess risk and strategy for companies driving both international and domestic growth through innovative franchising, distribution and supply chain arrangements.

She has worked with a variety of companies; everything from start-ups to private equity firms to the largest global restaurant chains, retail chains and manufacturing facilities. She is extremely valuable in assessing risk, guiding implementation of supply chain strategy and creating structures for international trade. She has led the negotiation of hundreds of product distribution models and supply chain arrangements from design services, purchasing cooperatives and buying groups, to contract manufacturing to logistics. She structured the initial franchise program for Keller Williams, one of the world’s largest real estate companies and also negotiated the IHOP-Applebee’s purchasing cooperative arrangement, the first purchasing cooperative in the U.S. casual dining segment. She has also put together supply chain deals using blockchain platforms and smart contracts.

Joyce has held the Chambers USA prestigious Band 1 ranking in franchising for over 14 consecutive years being one of only a handful of executives to hold such recognition and is the recipient of numerous leadership awards from the International Franchise Association, Women’s Foodservice Forum, Franchise Times, and Dallas Business Journal. She is also a widely published author including her work as co-author of Franchise Management For Dummies, a Dummies series global publication.

On a pro-bono basis, Joyce has used her extensive knowledge in licensing and product distribution methodologies to advise U.S. companies desiring to export intellectual property and technologies to improve the economies of underserved markets. Joyce is a Board Advisor for the National Restaurant Association’s Supply Chain Expert Exchange and acts as subcommittee Chair for the International Franchise Association’s International Committee. Formerly she served on the Board of the International Franchise Association and its Educational Foundation as well as the National Restaurant Association Foundation.

Joyce received her Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Texas State University. She lives with her husband in Dallas, TX and enjoys volunteering to support young adults, horseback riding, writing and movies.

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