Chris Hilgers is a proven business leader with great passion to help people achieve their dream of being a franchise owner. He has over 20 years as a corporate leader across multiple industries, in addition to working with small businesses. This combination allows Chris to offer his candidates a broad breadth of knowledge and experience. Chris happily puts dedication, desire, determination and energy into your franchise search so that you can find the right franchise that meets your lifestyle and financial goals.
Chris’ passion for business ownership stems from being raised in an entrepreneurial family; His family owned several successful franchise businesses, which he was intimately involved with. Hilgers also has 20 years of proven success within large organizations – both domestically and internationally. He played sales, marketing and business development leadership roles at Electrolux, Toro and Maytag. In each of these roles he worked closely to build organizations that relied heavily on developing franchise dealer networks. In his most recent role with Electrolux as GM – National Accounts / Business Development, he led efforts dealing with large national accounts and also the development of a new business channel through service related businesses. At Toro, he led the International Consumer Products business into new markets through the development of new market approaches and products/services. Chris is adept at leading by example and helping guide people to reach positive decisions with subtle guidance.
Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and a minor in German. He now resides in Evergreen, CO and enjoys spending his time with his family. He is an avid sports fan that enjoys coaching sports, outdoor activities, travel, learning new cultures, exercising and self-improvement programs.
Chris Hilgers and the FranChoice system will help to make your journey into franchising a very empowering and rewarding process. These will be the steps that propel you take control of your life and fulfill your dreams.
You can reach Chris Hilgers at CHilgers@FranChoice.com or 303-284-7427.
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.