David Hicks, Co-President, HomeVestors of America, Inc.


David Hicks is co-president of Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc., the largest professional house buying franchise in the U.S. with more than 60,000 houses bought since 1996. Since joining HomeVestors in 2005 as Director of Franchise Systems, Mr. Hicks quickly developed a process for coaching franchisees. From 2006-2009, he coordinated the franchisee support for the company as vice president of operations. In January 2009, he became co-president of the company with Kenneth Channell, and since that time, company growth has been record-setting with the total number of franchisees more than tripling to 556.


Before joining HomeVestors, Mr. Hicks was president of NEFX, Inc. in Richardson, Texas from 1999 – 2005, and president of Success Motivation Institute in Waco, Texas prior to 1999. Mr. Hicks graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Ken Channell, Co-President, HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Ken Channell has focused his career on organizational development and helping franchisees and their teams focus on using their strength to develop profitable businesses. Mr. Channell started as Director of Training in 1998 and was promoted to Vice President Team Development in 2005 before becoming Co-President in 2009.  He has been in real estate franchising since 1977, beginning his career with the Gallery of Homes and later becoming vice president of marketing for ERA International in 1987, where he served for the next nine years. Mr. Channell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University, and a Master of Arts degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.