15 years ago Dan pursued his long felt dream to be a business owner after realizing that his 401k was not going to provide the longevity he had once hoped it would. He purchased his first franchise while he was still part of the corporate world. He quickly grew the business from 1 to 5 locations and at that point he left the comforts of the corporate world behind for good.
Since then Dan has been involved with several franchise companies on many levels from franchise ownership to participation in National Advisory councils. Dan has experienced first hand what makes a great franchisee great as well as what makes a great franchisor great. His drive and passion to improve daily have given him access and insight to parts of the franchising world only seen by a few. He has received numerous company accolades and awards including being recognized as the Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association.
In his role as an independent consultant with FranChoice, Dan is able to take his years of experience on all fronts from operational to financial all the way to the emotional elements of business ownership and translate that shared wisdom with candidates looking for the best fit for their lives. Dan’s passion is to help others experience the success of franchising that he has and had not dreamed possible.
Dan and his family recently sold one of their larger operations and have moved to the sunny beaches of Southern California to enjoy life at the beach complete with evening walks watching the sun set into the waters of the Pacific. He can be reached via email at DCastellini@FranChoice.com or by phone at (559)799-1018.
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.