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Sarah Yatchak

Vice President of Operations

Sarah Yatchak, an attorney by trade and a franchising veteran of more than 20 years, began serving as Great Clips, Inc.'s Vice President of Operations in June 2022. Prior to that, she held multiple roles with the company, including Vice President of Legal & General Counsel, where she partnered proactively with business leaders to help minimize risk while executing growth-oriented strategies and initiatives.

Sarah's unique blend of business and legal acumen, along with her focus on relationship building, allows her to connect the people and ideas necessary to help ensure a sound operating environment for business success and the continued growth of the Great Clips brand. She is known for her deep understanding of franchise relationship issues, having spent her first several years practicing with Dady & Gardner, where she exclusively litigated on behalf of franchisees. In addition, immediately prior to joining Great Clips, Inc., Sarah simultaneously held two business roles at Buffalo Wild Wings International, Inc., one of which was focused on change management related to business-impact initiatives and the other focused on strategic domestic expansion efforts. Over the course of her career, Sarah has authored several articles and spoken at various national and regional franchise events on business and legal topics. She also is a strong advocate for the franchise business model and works closely with the International Franchise Association's government relations and legislative committees to protect and preserve the model.

Sarah received her J.D. with honors from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She enjoys being involved in causes that support children and families in her community and is particularly passionate about supporting the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.