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7 12, 2023

Allison Zorich Promoted to Chief Development Officer at FranDevCo

2023-12-11T10:23:58-05:00December 7th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Zorich brings experience in franchise growth and track record of success to new role

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FranDevCo, a leading franchise development company, is delighted to announce the promotion of Allison Zorich to the position of Chief Development Officer. As an accomplished professional and dedicated leader, Zorich has proven her extraordinary expertise in franchise development throughout her career. Her promotion will strengthen FranDevCo’s position as a trailblazer in the industry.

Zorich joined FranDevCo in January 2023 as Vice President of Franchise Development, bringing with her a wealth of experience and knowledge gained throughout many years in the franchising sector. During her time at FranDevCo, Zorich has led numerous successful initiatives that have significantly contributed to the company’s growth and success. Prior to her role with FranDevCo, Zorich spearheaded franchise development at Premium Service Brands and spent nearly a decade as a leader in business development at Guidant Financial.

“Allison’s promotion to Chief Development Officer is a testament to her remarkable contributions and unwavering dedication to FranDevCo,” said Sung Ohm, CEO of FranDevCo. “Her extensive experience in franchise development, coupled with her exceptional leadership skills, make her the perfect fit for this pivotal role. We are confident that under Allison’s guidance, FranDevCo will continue to strengthen its position as an industry leader.”

Zorich has been a driving force behind key strategic decisions that have guided FranDevCo’s expansion to new heights and gained substantial recognition for her exceptional leadership skills. Her ability to identify untapped growth opportunities and build strong relationships with partners and stakeholders has been instrumental to the company’s continuous achievements.

As Chief Development Officer, Zorich will further enhance FranDevCo’s vision of providing unmatched services to franchisees and facilitating the growth of franchise concepts across a variety of industries. Her outstanding track record and deep understanding of the franchising landscape will enable her to lead FranDevCo’s development team toward new heights, ensuring the company remains at the forefront of industry innovation.

“I am honored and thrilled to be taking on the role of Chief Development Officer at FranDevCo,” Zorich said. “I am grateful for the confidence that the company has placed in me, and I am committed to ensuring our franchise partners and clients achieve unparalleled success in their ventures. Together with our exceptional team, we will drive FranDevCo’s continued growth and innovation.”

With Allison Zorich now at the helm as Chief Development Officer, FranDevCo is poised for continued success and anticipates further expansion of its franchise development offerings. Zorich’s promotion represents FranDevCo’s commitment to nurturing talent within the organization, solidifying its position as a leader within the franchising industry.

About FranDevCo:

FranDevCo is a franchise development company that specializes in working with emerging and growth-oriented brands. Their primary goal is to foster rapid, sustainable growth by connecting exceptional franchisees with the perfect franchise opportunity. FranDevCo’s mission is centered around driving successful growth through collaboration, efficient processes, and a track record of proven systems. They currently partner with a range of notable brands, including Costa Oil, Temporary Wall Systems, Crushr, beem Light Sauna, Corporate Cleaning Group, Chatime, PatchMaster, Floyd’s 99 Barbershop and the latest addition, IV Nutrition. For more information about FranDevCo, visit their website at frandev.co.

1 06, 2023

FranDevCo Welcomes Experienced Franchise Attorney Drew Chalfant as Partner, COO

2023-06-01T10:21:09-04:00June 1st, 2023|Tags: , , |

Seasoned Franchising Veteran Brings Best Practices in Franchise Compliance to Top-Tier Franchise Sales Organization.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FranDevCo, a franchise development company specializing in emerging and growth-oriented franchise brands announces the appointment of Drew Chalfant as its new Chief Operating Officer. Chalfant is coming in as both Chief Operating Officer and a partner alongside franchise-industry veterans Jeff Dudan, Michael Abdy, and Sung Ohm.

Chalfant began his franchising industry career eight years ago as in-house legal counsel for St. Gregory Development Group. Over the years, he has served as in-house legal counsel for CycleBar, Fueled Collective and Shred415, as well as co-founder and managing partner of Roda Chalfant Franchise Law, a boutique franchise law firm that was named an Entrepreneur Magazine “Top Franchise Supplier” in the legal category in its second year of existence. In that role, Chalfant managed a team of attorneys that took over 100 franchisors to market through preparation of their Franchise Disclosure Documents and all related agreements.

The role at FranDevCo is an opportunity for Chalfant to combine his franchise legal expertise with his passion for the franchise business growth model and franchise development. 

“While I found great fulfillment working with mainly emerging brands during my time at the law firm, I look forward to putting my background and experience in franchising to work at FranDevCo, where our brands are positioned in a more adolescent to mature stage of their brand lifecycle,” Chalfant said. “Franchising is truly a force multiplier. I’m honored and humbled to have the opportunity to help drive smart growth across the many great brands that FranDevCo works with.”

As COO, Chalfant will support and manage all key business operations, including sales, marketing, business development, finance, operations, and compliance. Chalfant will be responsible for enhancing FranDevCo’s reputation in the franchise industry as a top-tier franchise sales organization. He’ll also leverage his background as a franchise attorney to build upon the current best practices in franchise compliance – allowing the brands that FranDevCo represents to grow with confidence within the regulatory framework of the franchise industry.

“With franchising being such a heavily regulated industry full of nuance and complexity, Drew’s legal background and vast franchise experience brings significant value to our organization,” said FranDevCo’s President and CEO Sung Ohm. “He will be instrumental in continuing to deliver on the FranDevCo mission of helping entrepreneurs find financial independence through franchising.”

FranDevCo provides outsourced franchise development services to national and international brands as they look to increase their footprint. The brand curates the entire franchise sales lifecycle from initial lead generation through prospect education to deal closure. FranDevCo works with franchisors to perfect their entire development process, bring qualified franchise leads, and drive explosive growth.

FranDevCo has the exclusive development rights for 12-plus national franchisors and has successfully awarded hundreds of franchise territories since inception. Chalfant joins an elite team of franchise professionals by partnering at FranDevCo with Homefront Brands’ Chairman and CEO Jeff Dudan, FranDevCo CEO and partner Sung Ohm, and seasoned middle-market private equity franchise investor Michael Abdy. FranDevCo provides an unparalleled level of real-world franchise development experience to franchisors as they look to grow their footprint.

For more information about FranDevCo, visit frandev.co.

About FranDevCo

FranDevCo is a franchise development company that works with emerging and growth-focused brands to produce rapid, sustainable growth by connecting top-performing franchisees to the right franchise opportunity. FranDevCo’s mission is to drive successful growth through collaboration, processes, and proven systems. Current partner brands include Costa Oil, Temporary Wall Systems, Crushr, beem Light Sauna, Corporate Cleaning Group, Kitchen Solvers, Bigfoot Forestry, Massage Heights, and PatchMaster. Learn more about FranDevCo at frandev.co.

31 01, 2023

FranDevCo Announces Massage Heights as Newest Partnering Brand

2023-01-31T10:16:19-05:00January 31st, 2023|Tags: , , |

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — FranDevCo, a franchise development company specializing in expanding, emerging, and growth-oriented franchise brands, is announcing a new partnership with the North American spa franchise, Massage Heights. Massage Heights is a family-owned massage and wellness franchise offering personalized, high-quality massage, skincare, and wellness services.

“FranDevCo’s team of experienced franchise experts and Massage Heights’ excellent reputation are a perfect match for bringing high-end but affordable spa services to even more communities across North America,” said FranDevCo’s President and CEO Sung Ohm. “We look forward to helping Massage Heights grow their footprint while continuing to deliver on our mission of helping entrepreneurs find financial independence through franchising.”

Massage Heights was founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 2004 by Shane Evans and her husband, Wayne Evans. The business concept was based on the idea that more people should have access to affordable, professional massage services in upscale environments. Since opening the first franchise location in San Antonio in 2005, Massage Heights has expanded to 117 locations in more than a dozen states across North America.

“We are excited to enter into this partnership with FranDevCo so we can continue to deliver on our founder’s vision of making massage, skincare and wellness services cost-effective and accessible,” said Massage Heights’ CEO and President, Susan Boresow. “Our support team has all of the knowledge and experience to ensure new franchisees are set up for success from the beginning.”

Massage Heights is well-positioned for continued expansion in the $18 billion massage industry and the $14 billion facial industry. As more consumers and healthcare providers recognize the efficacy of Massage Heights’ service offerings, the company will boost the health and wellness of its guests in the communities that they serve. FranDevCo is ready to capitalize on favorable market conditions by connecting qualified franchisees with this established franchise concept based on a strong margin, recurring revenue model, as well as providing proven programs and support.

For more information about FranDevCo, visit frandev.co. To learn more about Massage Heights, visit www.massageheights.com.

About FranDevCo

FranDevCo is a franchise development company that works with emerging and grow-focused brands to produce rapid, sustainable growth by connecting top-performing franchises to the right franchise opportunity. FranDevCo’s mission is to drive successful growth through collaboration, processes and proven systems. Current partner brands include Costa Oil, Crushr and PatchMaster. Learn more about FranDevCo at frandev.co.