Andy Banker
Andy Banker
Overland Park, KS
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Andy Banker

Andy is passionate about getting people out of the rat race! Andy is an 18 year veteran of the franchising world, but his career began with a nine year tenure with Gateway computers. Andy could not stay in corporate America for one nanosecond longer. With the collapse of the tech bubble in the early 2000’s, many of Andy’s friends and colleagues lost their stable corporate jobs and were left looking at an uncertain future. His boss was ridiculously horrible. It was then that he decided that no one else would determine his future and he would be in active control of his own destiny. In order to create his ideal career, he decided it needed to have three characteristics: 1) The industry needed to be recession resistant, 2) He needed to be the boss and 3) It needed to create equity and cash flow leveraging other peoples’ time and money.

In 2004, with his wife 7 1/2 months pregnant with their first child and all of his bills paid for one full year he decided to leave the constraints of corporate America for good. He went all in with his first franchise, Liberty Tax Service. Andy’s initial year was so successful that he was awarded the “International Franchisee of the year” by the International Franchise Association.

After the success of his first year, Andy rapidly grew his business from there. Over the next few years, he expanded his business by adding multiple units in multiple states as a franchisee/area developer. He began acquiring entire cities as an Area Developer in El Paso, Dallas, Nashville, and Tulsa. In addition to Liberty Tax, Andy has become one of the largest Area Developers for Siempre Tax+ franchise, which is one of the only Hispanic brands for tax preparers in the nation.

Now, after a successful exit from his franchise, Andy believes he was put on this earth to help people out of the rat race and into great franchises that fits them perfectly!

Andy lives in Kansas City and part time at the Lake of the Ozarks during the summer. He and his wife, Kristin, have been married for 20 years and they have two children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, coaching his kids in sports, and church related activities. He can be reached at or 913-669-2982.

Who We Are

Founded in 2000 by Jeff Elgin, FranChoice is the premier franchise consulting company in the United States.  FranChoice matches would-be entrepreneurs with a franchise opportunity that best matches their needs, skills and interests.  Our Mission Statement is “Helping People Realize Their Dreams” and our consultants are the best in the industry at helping people find the perfect business for them.

What we do

FranChoice helps people realize their dreams of business ownership. People come to us who are interested in becoming a franchise owner but don’t know where to start.  Sometimes our candidates have tried to do their own research, and have become overwhelmed by it and are looking for expert guidance.  There are thousands of franchise companies in existence and trying to find the perfect fit can be confusing and frustrating.  That’s where our industry expert consultants come in.

How We Do It

We get to know our candidates and take them through a very thorough consultation process.  Our consultants gain an in-depth understanding of the candidate’s goals for business ownership, their desired role in the business and all kinds of details relating to the characteristics the business must have to meet their needs.

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