Kristen Schultz
Kristen Schultz
Newbury, NH
(978) 935-1706
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Kristen Schultz

Kristen Schultz has had a long, diverse career path leading her to franchise consulting. Kristen started out as a hairdresser and quickly moved through the ranks of her profession as a leader in the haircare industry. She worked as the Regional Director of Education for a New York based salon/haircare company and worked national hair care conventions as a platform artist.

From there, Kristen began her career in education first as a cosmetology instructor and then as a high school English teacher. As a high school teacher, Kristen sought to make policy changes to the benefit of all students, but those changes are not made at the classroom level. In order to make a stronger impact for her students, Kristen became a union official. She was elected vice president for both her local and state unions and began policy and advocacy work at the state and district level. Kristen worked successfully in these roles until relocating to a different state in 2020.

Kristen and her husband have since joined FranChoice and, as a team, work as independent franchise consultants. In keeping with her passion for education and community, Kristen is also a sitting school board member, housing committee member, and advisor for the local nonprofit community center.

Kristen holds her BA in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and a Master of Science in Law degree with a specialization in Labor and Employment Law from Champlain College in Vermont.

Kristen can be reached at or by calling (978) 935-1706.

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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