About Us

Why Work With Us

Oakscale helps emerging brands reach their potential. We'll help you scale into an international franchise — as a partner.

Joshua Kovacs

CEO at Oakscale

Our Story

Hi, I'm Joshua Kovacs. I'm an entrepreneur, and founder of Oaksale.

Joshua Kovacs

After 10+ years in the franchise world, I understand the effort that goes into scaling your brand and bringing on trusted partners to represent your brand in new communities. The months of due diligence, reams of agreements, meeting with brokers, marketers, lead generators - it's a thankless job to be an emerging franchisor with no guarantee of success. And yet hundreds of founders embark on a franchise journey every year.

So I decided it was time to create a company to back franchise founders. Cutting out the middlemen and the complications of franchising. We partner with impressive founders and pour fuel on the fire to drive franchise growth. Ask us about our thoughts on the industry, we are always happy to share :)

Metric Collective

Oakscale was created as a subsidiary of Metric Collective.

Metric Collective owns FranchiseHelp, the largest franchise digital marketing company in the world, and FranFunnel, a SaaS franchise sales platform that was recently ranked the #1 software company in the franchise industry by Entrepreneur. Oakscale was created to fulfill a need: to help emerging franchise brands leverage enterprise sales teams.

Franchise Help the largest lead generator in the franchise industry regarding prospective franchise leads.

FranchiseHelp

The largest lead generator in franchising.

FranFunnel a sales Saas platform that helps franchise sales teams reach their leads.

FranFunnel

The #1 ranked technology company by Entrepreneur.

The Oakscale Team

Joshua Kovacs

Joshua Kovacs

Co-Founder and CEO

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Joshua Kovacs

Co-Founder and CEO

Joshua Kovacs is the CEO of Oakscale, where he leads strategy and development efforts by connecting multi-unit franchise operators and private equity to high growth, emerging franchise brands. Mr. Kovacs has over 7 years of experience in franchise development and management: as a Vice President of STEM education franchise Engineering for Kids, he helped grow the concept into an Entrepreneur's Top 500 brand with over 100 units across 6 countries, also as a franchise development consultant for Fransmart the development company behind a portfolio of successful fast-casual concepts including The Halal Guys (450+ Units in 3 years). Mr. Kovacs was awarded the Certified Franchise Executive designation by the International Franchise Association and holds a Certificate in Franchise Management from Georgetown University.

Rob Huntington

Rob Huntington

CEO of Metric Collective and Board Member

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Rob Huntington

CEO of Metric Collective and Board Member

Joseph Sexton

Joseph Sexton

Senior VP of Development

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Joseph Sexton

Senior VP of Development

Joe Sexton is the Senior Director of Development at Oakscale, where he focuses on implementing marketing and sales strategies to drive growth for the portfolio of franchise brands. Mr. Sexton has 12 years of experience in franchise marketing, sales, and development: as Director of Franchise Development for Sky Zone, the brand received many accolades including being recognized as the 2nd Fastest Growing Franchise by Franchise Times in 2017 and rising to #53 on Entrepreneur's Top 500 franchises. Prior to leading development efforts for Sky Zone, he served as Executive Director of Franchise Development for Mathnasium Learning Centers and helped grow the brand from 450 locations to over 600 locations in his tenure, landing a spot at #83 on Entrepreneur's Top 500 franchises in 2015. Mr. Sexton also has extensive franchise experience in the children's services and flexible workplace industries. 

Tyler Burdett

Tyler Burdett

Sales Development Representative

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Tyler Burdett

Sales Development Representative

Jessica Dribnack

Jessica Dribnack

Franchise Consultant

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Jessica Dribnack

Franchise Consultant

Jessica Dribnack is a Franchise Consultant with Oakscale. Her responsibilities include supporting franchise clients in their efforts to find the perfect franchise! Jessica previously worked at Huntington Learning Center a national franchise company for over 18 years. Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, cooking, entertaining family and friends, and on occasion tackling a home improvement project.

Travis Olbrich

Travis Olbrich

VP of Engineering - Metric Collective

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Travis Olbrich

VP of Engineering - Metric Collective

Our Investors / Board

Sandeep Kella founder of Metric Collective and board member of Oakscale franchise development company.

Sandeep Kella

Board Member and Co-Founder

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Sandeep Kella founder of Metric Collective and board member of Oakscale franchise development company.

Board Member and Co-Founder

Sandeep Kella is a Board member of Oakscale and Co-Founder of Metric Collective. Prior to Co-founding Metric Collective and its respective portfolio companies, Mr. Kella had 8 years of experience in turnaround investing, mergers & acquisitions, and operations. Mr. Kella served as the Vice President of Oracle Partners, a $200m middle-market private equity firm in New York City.   Mr. Kella was also the Principal and Co-Founder of Kinetic Advisors, a national advisory firm providing strategic advice to middle market companies that also made debt and private equity investments.  Mr. Kella graduated from The University of Michigan School of Engineering with a B.S.E. in Industrial & Operations Engineering.

Brett Barna an Investor and Board Member of Oakscale

Brett Barna

Investor and Board Member

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Brett Barna an Investor and Board Member of Oakscale

Investor and Board Member

Kayvon Bina a founder and board member of Oakscale

Kayvon Bina

Board Member and Co-Founder of Oakscale and Metric Collective

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Kayvon Bina a founder and board member of Oakscale

Board Member and Co-Founder of Oakscale and Metric Collective

Kayvon Bina is a Board Member of Oakscale and Co-Founder of Metric Collective. Prior to Co-founding Metric Collective and its respective portfolio companies, Mr. Bina had 9 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, and strategy consulting. Mr. Bina served as Vice President in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications group of Lazard, as an investment professional with Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, and as a consultant with Deloitte Consulting. Mr. Bina graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Symbolic Systems, with a focus in Human-Computer Interaction.

Tim Tully Investor in Oakscale

Tim Tully

Investor

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Tim Tully Investor in Oakscale

Investor

Innovating Capital an investor in Oakscale

Pen King | Innovating Capital

Investor

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Innovating Capital an investor in Oakscale

Investor

Liveris Family Office an investor in Oakscale

Liveris Family Office

Investor

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Liveris Family Office an investor in Oakscale

Investor

Private equity, venture capital, value-driven investments by the Liveris family.