Chairman and Global CEO
Rod Young has more than 30 years’ experience in franchising, licensing and business development in the United States, Australia, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and India, and is a recognized expert in the franchise industry.
Young’s business interests have included roles as both a franchisee and franchisor. As well as Chairman and Global CEO of Cartridge World, he is the Managing Director of DC Strategy and DCS Lawyers, Chairman of Hairhouse Warehouse (2011 Australian Franchisor of the Year), and he serves on the Board of several national and international companies.
Young is a recognized authority in franchising and business management, and has been interviewed extensively on television, radio and print, as well as a popular industry speaker at business seminars and conferences in the United States, Australia, China, Asia and India.
William D. Swanson
Global CFO and CWNA CEO
Bill Swanson brings broad leadership experience in both finance and operations to Cartridge World. Swanson, an expert in financial and operational management, has proven himself through more than 25 years of experience. He joined Cartridge World in 2011 as its Global Chief Financial Officer and added the responsibilities of Cartridge World’s North American Chief Executive Officer in 2012.
Swanson held finance positions as the Corporate Treasurer of Staples, CFO of Staples European Catalog division, and VP of Finance at Quill Corporation. Operational experience includes General Manager of Medical Arts Press in Minneapolis and, most recently, COO of TonerHead, a designer and manufacturer of ink and toner refilling and testing equipment.
Swanson earned his CPA from the State of Illinois, his Certified Treasury Professional designation, and BA degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.