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Welcoming Dru Carpenito

By FranChoice | May 3, 2017
Dru Carpenito

FranChoice welcomes new consultant Dru Carpenito!

FranChoice welcomes Dru Carpenito as a new consultant. Like many of his candidates, franchising found Dru, and once he experienced it, he was hooked.  As a result, his entire career has been spent in the franchise industry. Prior to joining FranChoice, Dru held senior executive positions with two highly successful franchise service brands. Through his achievements, he has built a reputation as a highly respected and regarded professional within the industry.

What drives Dru to succeed?

Dru’s love for franchising is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and his passion for helping people achieve their goals and dreams through business ownership. With experience in a variety of leadership positions, Dru has a true insider’s perspective of franchising.

Dru’s background

Dru started his career with AdvantaClean, the nationwide leader in light environmental services. When he joined the company AdvantaClean was beginning to franchise its model which would mark the beginning of its rise. Dru pioneered the company’s franchise expansion where they opened over 150 locations across North America in a few short years. Today, AdvantaClean is consistently ranked as one of the best franchises to own by Entrepreneur Magazine.  It has also been featured on CBS’ Undercover Boss and the Wall Street Journal.

Following his successful startup experience, Dru joined another reputable franchise concept. In 2014, he began leading global franchise expansion for Tutor Doctor.  Tutor Doctor is a worldwide leader in-home tutoring. At the time, Tutor Doctor was a maturing franchise brand with hundreds of franchises across 14 countries.  After growing significantly, system growth hit a plateau for a few years. In a short time, Dru was able to move the needle and lead a team that would drive unprecedented growth. The company’s growth under Dru broke every prior company record. New franchise owners joined the company faster than ever around the entire world.

Dru has translated his experience into franchise consulting

Today, Dru has translated his vast franchise experience into a consulting service.  As a FranChoice consultant he helps people invest in a franchise that is the right fit for them. Dru guides his candidates through a detailed investigative process that enables him to understand their ideal business characteristics, goals and other important attributes. From there, he matches his candidates with a franchise business model that is aligned with their ideal traits and aspirations.

Dru lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children.

To learn more about Dru Carpenito or any of the other industry expert FranChoice consultants, visit our website at www.franchoice.com


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Welcoming Linda Cayle!

By Linda Menter | May 1, 2017
Linda Cayle

FranChoice welcomes returning consultant Linda Cayle!

Linda Cayle possesses a passion for helping people realize their dreams of business ownership. As a franchise consultant, she is committed to matching prospective buyers to perfect franchise opportunities available nationwide. She accomplishes this precise task by using a proven method of extracting every attribute that her prospective buyers possess. Linda is currently a franchise consultant at FranChoice, a company designed to match the right franchise for prospective buyers.

Linda graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business-to-Business Communications. Her focus became the company/client relationship and how companies can provide clients a unique and extraordinary experience.

Linda’s innate ability to make successful connections between people and departments within an organization led her to Manpower.  Manpower is a multinational human resource consulting firm providing recruitment and assessment, training and development, career management, outsourcing, and workforce consulting. Recognized for her talents, she was quickly promoted to On-site Manager at one of Manpower’s largest accounts, Brady Corporation. She managed over 150 employees and was awarded the Beacon Award for the highest retention rate of her temporary employee staff.

Linda’s experience in franchising

After 17 years of experience, Linda has a keen sense of understanding people’s needs and a desire for business ownership. Linda worked for five years as a FranChoice consultant during the pioneering stages, beginning in year 2000. In 2005, Linda and her husband, Marc Cayle, who is also a FranChoice consultant, bought, developed and sold their top ten and award wining, three-territory Comfort Keepers franchise. Linda’s combined experience in owning a franchise as well as being a franchise consultant has provided her the insights and clear realization of what it takes to educate others in becoming a franchise owner. She understands numerous aspects of franchise ownership including financials, ideal demographics, employee recruitment and retention and building a sustainable culture.

Linda understands the difference between leaders and contenders in the franchise industry.  She has a keen sense relating to the candidate– consultant relationship and what is necessary in order to make the perfect match. Her listening skills, broad knowledge and discriminating judgment in the franchise industry are paramount in helping people control their destiny.

Linda currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, two children and two dogs. She relishes family time, traveling and cruising with other yacht club members to explore the Michigan and Wisconsin coasts.  She also enjoys volunteering for various fundraisers, and living a life that the freedom of business ownership affords.

To learn more about Linda Cayle or any of the other industry expert FranChoice consultants, visit our website at www.franchoice.com

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