Having placed franchisees since 1992, including as a FranChoice consultant since 2001, Matt uses his extensive education, his experience as an entrepreneur and motivator, and nearly three decades in franchising to help people realize their value as business operators through a candid, informed franchise evaluation. Living in central Ohio with his family and their many adopted pets, Matt was named among the 2007 class of Columbus’ Forty Under 40 by Business First Magazine, and he’s enjoyed promoting entrepreneurial options as a guest speaker on local television and radio and in multiple and various print venues.
Matt entered the franchise industry in 1988 and has experienced diverse and formidable achievements as franchisee, company executive and general manager, brand developer, trainer and teacher, consultant, and matchmaker. Coast to coast, Matt’s helped hundreds of people identify, evaluate, and succeed in the right businesses for them, and will show you how you can leverage your existing interests, skills, and abilities to achieve your goals and live your priorities.
Matt’s lengthy experience includes assisting the national brand development of several familiar and expanding international franchise systems.
Prior to growing franchise systems, Matt trained and coached individual franchisees in performance management and multiple operations efficiency skills. As a young executive, he was known for his unrelenting commitment to franchisee and customer satisfaction, driving record results in turnaround environments for an international service franchise in northern New England and in Boston, for which he was twice named Quality GM of the Year. He completed turnarounds in the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest before focusing full-time on franchise consulting.
As a young franchisee, Matt achieved Rookie Franchisee of the Year before his 21stbirthday, then quickly tripled unit revenue. Matt was born and raised in historic Alstead, New Hampshire, and attended The Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut before exploring both Florida Southern College and Wake Forest University, achieving three business degrees. He can be reached at MStevens@FranChoice.com or by calling 614.595.3726.
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.