Nancy Landino’s experience in franchising, market research and feasibility analysis provides an excellent base for assisting new entrepreneurs in their efforts to find a franchise opportunity that is just right for them.
Ms. Landino has been directly involved in franchising since 1985. From 1985 through the middle of 1997 she held a variety of positions with Choice Hotels International, one of the leading hotel franchisors in the world with seven different brands. She helped hundreds of franchisees join the Choice system, assisting them with site selection, market evaluation, financing and other issues as they developed their new ventures. Ms. Landino later moved into positions where she worked closely with operating hotels to help them maximize their performance. During her last two years with Choice Hotels, Ms. Landino was vice president & brand manager for Sleep Inns, directing the fastest growth in the brand’s history as the chain grew from 51 to 145 open inns. Her close involvement with the Sleep Inn franchisees also led to many new initiatives that helped minimize construction costs and improve profitability.
Ms. Landino became senior vice president of franchising for Red Roof Inns in 1997. There she was responsible for developing their national franchise program to complement the 250 company owned inns. During the next two years she created and implemented the policies, procedures and systems for the new franchise business and successfully opened 70 franchised inns. She also organized a franchisee advisory board and worked closely with Red Roof franchisees to service their needs.
Prior to entering franchising, from 1967 to 1985 Ms. Landino held numerous development and market research management positions with the national accounting and consulting firm of Laventhol & Horwath, the Florida Department of Commerce and Procter & Gamble.
Today as an independent consultant with FranChoice, Ms. Landino uses her extensive franchising and business experience to help people evaluate different franchise opportunities nationwide. She resides in Payson, AZ and can be reached by email at NLandino@FranChoice.com or by calling 928-468-0026.
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.