David Henderson started his professional career in the United States Marine Corps in 1985. After serving as a Field Marine for 4 years, Mr. Henderson was selected to the Marine Corps Recruiting School in San Diego, CA. Upon graduating he was assigned to Recruiting Station Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Henderson was named Marine Recruiter of the Year in 1991. Sergeant Henderson was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1992.
Mr. Henderson started his private career with Gilbert/Robinson, Inc. (later known as Houlihan’s Restaurant Group) in Kansas City, MO as a Regional Recruiter. He quickly transferred his recruiting and leadership skills to corporate America where he excelled through the ranks. Mr. Henderson spent time as a Manager of Recruiting and was later promoted to Director of Professional Staffing with complete responsibility for the Employment Department.
In 1997, Mr. Henderson was recruited to Nashville, TN to lead the Employment, Recruiting and Selection divisions for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. As the Director of Employment, Mr. Henderson had total responsibility for both the executive selection function as well as overseeing the field management recruiting process.
In late 1999, Mr. Henderson started one of his first companies, H&A Recruiting, Inc., specializing in the hospitality and accounting industries. H&A Recruiting experienced steady growth while branching out into a multitude of other industries. In 2004, H&A Recruiting was acquired by J.R. Adams & Associates, Inc., a retained executive search firm established in 1970. Mr. Henderson was named Vice President of Operations overseeing both the Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL offices. In 2009, Mr. Henderson was promoted to his current position, President, obtaining complete ownership with operational and administrative responsibility for the organization.
After a lengthy relationship with FranChoice as a referral partner, Mr. Henderson officially joined the organization as a Franchise Consultant in 2017. In this role, he is helping people realize the American dream of owning their own business through franchising.
During Mr. Henderson’s career, he has been a small business owner, owned or had ownership in multiple franchise businesses, as well as owned and operated a licensed business.
Mr. Henderson currently resides in the greater Nashville, Tennessee area with his wife and 2 children.
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.