Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
In 2012, Landon found himself at a crossroads in life. After spending five years in sales and management in the pharmaceutical industry in his early career, he moved into a managing partner role for Rose Rock Group, a global investment management firm specializing in Asia-specific projects. Although this career was exciting, the weeks of international travel required for the position was not conducive to the healthy and balanced family life he had often envisioned – especially with his wife, Kat, at home with four children, now 5.
In 2014, while chatting about life on their family ski boat with their children and other family members, Kat and Landon officially decided to change their life's course by quitting their jobs, moving from Pennsylvania and opening up an organic juice bar. Within a year, they opened their flagship Clean Juice store in Huntersville, North Carolina, and the rest is organic history. In 2020, Landon completed the acquisition of a non-toxic nail and beauty bar and rebranded the company to Freecoat Nails. The first franchises have been awarded, and several stores are set to open in 2021.
Landon puts his faith first and is inspired daily by entrepreneurship, leadership, business and team management. In late 2020, Landon was named one of the Most Admired CEOs by Charlotte Business Journal and is highly sought after as a public speaker. He is also an active member of the Charlotte-area Vistage Chief Executive group, his family's church in Elevation Lake Norman and spends the rest of his time chasing his five young children. Landon graduated from Moravian College with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration in 2007.
About Clean Juice®
Clean Juice was founded in 2016 as the first and only United States Department of Agriculture certified organic juice bar franchise. The company is rooted in the "healthy body and a strong spirit" (3 John 1-2) scripture, and highlights the importance of an organic, plant-based diet. Clean Juice offers organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies, wraps, açaí bowls, toasts, Greenoa® salad bowls and other healthy foods in a warm and welcoming retail experience. As of January 2021, Clean Juice has over 100 open locations with many more in development across the country and continues to seek and welcome qualified franchisees to its family of franchise partners.
For more information on Clean Juice, please visit www.cleanjuice.com.