Shelley Berman

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Shelley has held an array of senior marketing and leadership positions across multiple verticals and geographies.

The focus of her early career was in Consumer Package Goods with Colgate Palmolive South Africa, where she held a broad range of leadership roles, ranging from classical brand management to heading up all corporate research, in tandem with spearheading cross-category promotional strategies. Her Pan African experience and decade of proficiency culminated in a number of Global Marketing Awards

In Canada, Shelley has leveraged her marketing flair in the technology sector as Director of Communications for Mobile Data Solutions Inc., Brand Director at Mars Canada Inc., and Vice-President of Marketing at Cara Foods Inc. for Kelsey's, Montana's and Milestones. Most recently, Shelley held the position of Vice President Marketing for Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters, where she was instrumental in shaping the brand’s identity, as well as growing her team to support the five-year strategic plan and grassroots tactical approach. Shelley has a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Psychology.

Scott McCarthy

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Scott has extensive experience in the Canadian franchise landscape working with some of the most well established brands in Canada and the United States. Scott began his career at Tim Hortons as a multi-unit franchise owner/operator. After ten years with Tim Hortons, Scott expanded his horizons and joined Kelsey's as a Franchisee owner/operator.

Having over 15 years experience as a Franchisee, Scott made a deliberate move to apply his talent and knowledge to corporate operations, joining companies such as Sunoco, McDonald’s, Medicine Shoppe/Rexall Inc., Luxottica Retail and Pearle Vision Canada. In that time, he led, planned and opened nearly 200 franchised locations.

Most recently Scott held the position of Vice President of Operations where he led the operations team at Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters. His entrepreneurial flair, passion for spotlighting his teams’ strengths and motivating new process and systems, enabled the company’s rapid evolution and ability to more than double the business in three years. Scott’s natural management style is one of recognizing and inspiring team members, which lead to the discovery and move to Kudos® as an important step change for his personal and professional career.