David Busker has succeeded in multiple aspects of business as CEO, CFO, business owner, raising capital and building businesses from scratch as well as being a franchisee himself. With experience in all areas of business leadership, a strong financial background, being a CPA and having 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, David is in a unique position to advise candidates. Finding the perfectly matched franchise is a given, but helping candidates understand and work through the risks associated with going into business is where David’s experience and technical expertise is invaluable.
After starting as a CPA with a worldwide Big 6 accounting firm, David took an opportunity to join Charter Communications and as the Director of Finance & Acquisitions, led financial transactions totaling nearly $2.0 billion. David then joined Koch Development as CFO and later CEO, overseeing a portfolio of hundreds of millions in commercial real estate and new location-based attraction businesses. Most recently, David was Regional Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Practice Leader for PlaceValue, a commercial real estate consulting firm before entering the franchise world as a franchisee for CycleBar, a boutique fitness franchise offering premium indoor cycling.
David has joined FranChoice because he has a passion for building new businesses and sharing his experience and technical skills with candidates across the country. As a franchisee, David fully understands the emotional demands and mental transition candidates need to go through to switch from working for others to owning their future. His commitment is to spend as much time and effort as needed to help candidates reach their personal and professional goals.
David lives in Saint Louis, MO with his wife Amy and their three children. David can be reached at 314-395-3586 or via email at DBusker@FranChoice.com.
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.