Big challenge: Staying present as you grow
Shirin Kanji works for his family’s business. But it’s a far cry from a mom-and-pop operation.
Kanji serves as president of Impact RTO Holdings, a subsidiary of Impact Properties, a company his father started 35 years ago that’s focused on multi-unit franchising within hotels, restaurants, and retail. Kanji and his team focus primarily on the organization’s retail arm, specifically the 75 Rent-A-Centers they operate across eight states in the Southeast.
“I created our retail division in 2015 with the acquisition of 40 Rent-A-Center stores, and now we have almost doubled that count, which is fast,” Kanji says. “This business for us has always been about people, and how we treat our customers and our employees. We want the presence and culture of our family to be felt, even as we grow.”