Frank Krasovec is CEO of Norwood Investments, an entrepreneur driven investment and advisory firm.  For over 40 years, in this role Frank has developed, directed and provided strategic relationship development for companies in the United States, Europe, Middle East, China and Asia.

CURRENT ACTIVITY

DOMINOS CHINA – DASH BRANDS, LTD. – Frank serves as Chairman and is the co-founder and primary sponsor of Dash Brands, a major quick service restaurant platform in China.  In 2011, the company purchased the development rights for Domino’s Pizza in Shanghai, Beijing and adjacent regions.  In 2017, Dash obtained exclusive rights from Domino’s to develop all of China, Hong Kong and Macau.  Dash’s strategy is to anchor the Tier I Cities in China and seek a listing on a major stock exchange.  The opportunity is to own 700 or more stores over the next 5 years.

MIDDLE EAST, CHINESE AND ASIAN INVESTMENT RELATIONSHIPS – Active and material investments.

FASTMED, PLANET FITNESS, and PACIFIC SPRINGBOARD – The Brands are expanding in the U.S. and internationally.  Pacific Springboard is staffed with seasoned professionals to assist each Brand in their Global growth.

REUNION REAL ESTATE – CEO – Texas and Florida commercial and residential real estate development enterprise.

SWIFTARC CAPITAL – Senior Advisor – International investment fund for public consumer goods companies in frontier markets.  Solid returns since inception.

APPCOLONY – Serving as a long term advisor to Ted Hellard, founder of Critical Mass, now a subsidiary of OMNICOM (OMC), Frank has worked with Ted on investor introductions, consumer brands platform expertise and provided seed capital for Critical Mass. Recently MakeShift, a mobile broad based scheduling software endeavor, has been launched with Frank’s guidance. www.appcolony.ca and www.makeshift.ca

TEXAS NEXT CAPITAL – Senior advisor and partner in Texas focused buyout fund.

PREVIOUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Prior to this Frank was lead investor, director and / or CEO for:

CEO Norwood Promotional Products (NASDAQ)

Board Member Polyconcepts Europe and Asia

Partner – Rust Investment Group – U.S., European and South American Cable TV, U.S. Media, Venture Capital

Bankers & Equity Partners – Allen & Co., Merrill Lynch, BC Partners

CHAIRMAN – LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE/NORWOOD PROPERTIES – The Real Estate companies were started in 1979 and eventually liquidated/sold in 2005 with Blackstone buying Carr America’s (NASDAQ) office portfolio which was seeded by Littlefield Real Estate.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENTS over 30 years included:

  • 4,000 apartments in Austin, Houston and San Antonio, TX
  • 2,500,000 sq. ft. of Class A and A- office space in Downtown or Suburban Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Corpus Christi
  • 1,800,000 sq. ft. of Class A or A minus office & industrial in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas
    • Institutional Partners included Taylor-Wimpy (U.K.)
    • Shell Oil Pension Fund
    • GE Real Estate
    • Fidelity

LAND DEVELOPMENT – 1,200 acres of Residential and Commercial land in Austin and surrounding communities.  Taylor Morrison (NYSE) was JV Partner in recent residential developments.

A graduate of Ohio University, undergraduate and MBA programs, Frank served as Chairman of the Ohio University Foundation Board of Directors and as a trustee on the Ohio University Board of Regents.  He now serves on the Board of Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, the oldest university in Texas; Chartered in 1840.

Frank has 2 grown children and lives in Austin Texas with his wife Margaret. He serves on the Advisory Board of Moody Bank, Boards of the Paramount and State Theatres, and is a Young President’s Organization (YPO) Gold Member.