David J Long

CEO and Co-Founder at Orangetheory Fitness

CEO and Co-Founder at Orangetheory Fitness
February 6, 2020, Dawn worked with David J in the same group

I worked closely with Dawn during Massage Envy’s most formidable years. She is an exceptionally talented, multi-faceted marketing leader who readily weaves together data, experience and instinct to meet business objectives. A strategic and tactical hybrid, Dawn treats businesses as if they are her own, and makes the needs of those she works with and those she leads her first priority. Any brand that has her on their team is sure to win.

Teri O’Donnell

Regional Developer Massage Envy + The Joint

Marine Corps Veteran, Entrepreneur, Diesel Barbershop Franchisee
September 8, 2019, Teri worked with Dawn in different groups

I have had the pleasure to work with Dawn over the past 10+ years in 2 emerging franchise brands, Massage Envy and Amazing Lash Studio. Dawn is a consummate marketing professional who takes pride in everything she does. Dawn is creative, articulate and full of energy and enthusiasm! She brings passion & innovation with new and fresh ideas every step of the way!
I look forward to the day we will be colleagues again!

Halle Waggoner

Multi-Unit Franchise Owner-6 Locations, Amazing Lash Studio

September 4, 2019, Halle worked with Dawn in different groups
She is strong, focused and has a clear, creative vision. Her presence is magnetic and her work has been instrumental in growing the ALS brand as a whole which has directly affected me and my locations. She is loyal and thorough and genuinely strives to not only grow brands but build businesses. She is one-of-a-kind and I am grateful to have had her in my path for the duration that I did.

Joshua Grinstead

Multi-Unit / Multi-Territory Owner, GYMGUYZ

August 27, 2019, Dawn worked with Joshua in the same group
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Dawn during her time with GYMGUYZ and quickly grew to trust her judgement,
passion, and knowledge. Dawn is very smart, knowledgeable, and driven to make everything she touches shine. She is the
first and ONLY marketing officer I’ve ever worked with to let her first message be (paraphrase), “it doesn’t matter how many impressions or visibility a marketing initiative gets – what matters is does it convert to sales.” Music to a business owner’s ears. If the ultimate measure of success is ‘did you leave it better than you found it’, then Dawn has been very successful with us. Whoever gets her next – start celebrating now. She’s a superstar!

Mitchell Berman

Multi-Unit Owner, Massage Envy]

August 10, 2019, Mitchell worked with Dawn in different groups
I have had the pleasure of knowing Dawn Weiss for almost 13 years. And the great good fortune of having worked with her when she was the Director of Brand Continuity at Massage Envy. Dawn was a fierce advocate for the franchisees always appreciating the trials and tribulations of being a small business owner even when the franchisor was not and did not. That is what made her a success at Massage Envy. Dawn was instrumental in creating and maintaining some of the best marketing ideas that we ever had. I would strongly recommend Dawn Weiss; she is highly skilled at marketing, marketing strategy, and brand development. Dawn is a true professional who always gives 110%.

Joseph Paglinawan M.B.A., M.S.S.M

Franchise Owner, GYMGUYZ

August 8, 2019, Dawn worked with Joseph Paglinawan in the same group
My fiance and I, one of a few trailblazers on the West Coast, made a calculated risk and broke ground in San Diego where the GYMGUYZ brand is relatively unknown. Although San Diego is a prime location with a large population focused on health and fitness, it’s been difficult to differentiate ourselves in a highly saturated market. Dawn has been an invaluable resource in starting and growing our franchise to date. She has brought a wealth of knowledge and creative solutions upon which to build a solid foundation for our brand. We value our professional and personal relationship with Dawn and, with her expert guidance, look forward to making GYMGUYZ a household name.

Stephen Vereb

Area Developer, Amazing Lash Studio + Multi-Unit Owner, Massage Envy

February 20, 2019, Dawn worked with Stephen in the same group
I first met Dawn when we joined the Massage Envy brand over 11 years ago. At that time, there were about 300 locations open and Dawn had been at the forefront of branding and positioning Massage Envy as the brand leader in it’s category. It was an exciting time as it was one of the first service based franchises and we were in unchartered waters. Dawn was diligent with both growing and protecting the brand and the marks at the same time, Massage Envy has since grown to over 1,000 locations. I had the pleasure of re-joining Dawn in another Baby Brand named Amazing Lash Studio. Dawn joined the brand as the interim COO, while there was some transition amongst the upper echelons of leadership. Always the Team player, Dawn accepted the role of CMO at Amazing Lash Studio when the dust settled and a strong leadership team was put into place. Dawn embraced her role and was instrumental in guiding the brand from under 50 locations to over 200+ in a short span of time. During her tenure at Amazing Lash Studio, the brand received a great number of accolades including consistently moving up the rankings of top new franchises and currently sits at #4 on the Entrepreneur Magazine prestigious list. As a franchisee and Regional Developer, Dawn was always a phone call away and would willingly engage and listen to my opinions. The communication was always 2 way with Dawn, and her work ethic and passion is unparalleled. I was sad to see her move on to new challenges, but know that she will be instrumental in helping yet another brand reach it’s next level of potential. I will always keep track of where Dawn lands, as I know growth and expansion are right around the corner.

Alexander (Alex) Klaus

Multi-Unit Franchisee, Massage Envy + Regional Developer, The Joint

March 22, 2016, Alexander worked with Dawn but at different companies
I have known Dawn since 2008 through my roles as a franchisee and later as Regional Developer in two franchise systems. Dawn has always been a pleasure to work with. Professionally, she was always prompt, direct and added value to our local and regional requests and inquiries. Further, I witnessed her creating and managing large national projects on behalf of the franchise brands, always with a passion for building strong brands nationally, regionally and locally, at the same time. Personally, I have always valued Dawn for her high emotional intelligence, intelligence, hard work, and thoughtful process. I’d be happy to work with her again in the future.

Cara Stathas

Franchisee, GYMGUYZ

August 26, 2019, Cara worked with Dawn in different groups
Dawn is one in a million. I’ve worked in the advertising industry for the past 15 years and there are few people that I’ve come across who are as professional and knowledgeable as Dawn. She’s confident in her abilities, and she delivers on hercommitments. She has provided tremendous value during the time that I’ve worked with her at GYMGUYZ. Additionally, her work ethic is second to none. I highly recommend Dawn to any company that wants to take themselves to the next level.

Joe Burum

Multi-Unit Franchise Owner, The Joint + Amazing Lash Studio

September 4, 2019, Dawn worked with Joe in the same group
I had the pleasure of working with Dawn during her time at Amazing Lash Studio as head of marketing. She was innovative and creative, and always seriously considered the input of the franchise community as she created powerful and effective campaigns.

Lance Ko

Franchise Owner, GYMGUYZ

September 4, 2019, Dawn worked with Lance in the same group
I had the pleasure of working with Dawn as the Chief Marketing Officer at GYMGUYZ. She has lots of knowledge in her field
and exceptional coaching skills that bring new revolutionary marketing ideas that help my franchise business grow. She consistently demonstrates a solid work ethic and always has the time answering all my questions. I find her enthusiasm and dedication both inspiring and motivating. I recommend Dawn for any position that will draw upon her skills and her proven record of contribution to marketing. She was a remarkable colleague and mentor.

Leslie Dempsey

Franchise Owner, GYMGUYZ

August 8, 2019, Dawn worked with Leslie in the same group
I enjoy working with Dawn because of how well spoken, intelligent, hard working, motivated and knowledgeable she is about franchises and marketing the GYMGUYZ model. At GYMGUYZ we have a family culture and she has adopted that whole heartedly. Our team meetings are productive, fun, and I respect how she asks us for ideas that we can implement all together. A true professional and a joy to work with.

Kimberly Kleinops Wolff

Marketing Manager, Amazing Lash Studio

Marketing Manager at Amazing Lash StudioJuly 4, 2018, Kimberly reported directly to Dawn
Once in a while you get to experience the opportunity to work for and with someone who is a leader in the industry, innovative,
honest, as well as someone who is loyal to her company people. She truly cares for her team and company. Dawn’s passion
for our brand and franchising is contagious and I learn from her every day. She is a visionary and understands what it takes
to get there. I can honestly say that I have never worked for anyone who is so eloquent in her delivery and knowledge of the
franchise space. I learn from her every day and am always amazed at her ability to juggle so many things at one time. She has given me the tools and confidence to know that I can succeed in business and life. That is truly what it means to be a great boss and mentor. I am privileged that I have the opportunity to work for and with her. I just want to say thank you, Dawn, for everything you do!

Jay Baer

Keynote Speaker (Hall of Fame), Marketing Strategist, New York Times Best Selling Author, 6-Time Published Author

September 4, 2019, Dawn was a client of Jay’s
I’ve worked with Dawn for years, and my firms have provided marketing strategy services to her and her teams on multiple occasions. Dawn is one of the most driven, energetic, forward-thinking, and courageous business and marketing leaders I’ve ever known. She has a rare blend of infectious enthusiasm and world-class smarts. She’s proven herself over and over and over again. If you can work with her, do it!

Brenda Jallo Digati

Team Member at Massage Envy + Employee at The Joint

Local Marketing Manager at Deka Lash
March 30, 2015, Brenda reported directly to Dawn

I worked with Dawn for 5+ years. She’s a hardworking and dedicated individual. Dawn has creative ideas, a strong work ethic and excellent execution. Her motivation and drive will add immediate value to any organization she is a part of. Select recommendations shown above. Edit to contents not made, to preserve recommendations as provided on LinkedIn. For additional recommendations, please visit: