Patrick Donohue loves to leverage his extensive business background in order to help others find personal satisfaction in growing successful businesses. He is passionate about working alongside you during your franchise investigation process to assist you in finding the best fit for you.
For 23 years, Patrick M. Donohue has created long-term partnerships on behalf of major, nationally-recognized brands. Before joining the MAACO team in late 2003, he was National Sales Director at Orion Telecommunications, and prior to that, Regional Sales Director at Bacardi USA and E&J GALLO Winery.
Patrick began his franchising career ten years ago as national sales director of Driven Brands. In 2008, he was promoted to Vice President of Franchise Development and in his first year was responsible for the largest shop increase in the company’s recent history. During his time in that role, he developed, coordinated and managed his team of consultative professionals to handle the entire development process – from recruitment to opening. He also established a conversion program for the first time in the company’s 40-year history.
In 2009, Patrick’s role was expanded to Vice President of Sales for all of Driven Brands. He ran four sales divisions across five brands including MEINEKE and MAACO. The national accounts sales team grew rapidly – boasting annual sales of $1,000,000 in 2003 to $46,000,000 in 2012. Also in 2009, Patrick took on the product sales division – growing the revenue to $39,000,000 and doubling the profitability in three years. Unique to many franchise concepts, the product sales group’s mission statement was to accept the buying responsibilities for all stores in order to relieve these cumbersome tasks while leveraging incredible buying power.
An urban youth advocate, Patrick Donohue was a natural choice to spearhead MAACO’s apprenticeship program with West Philadelphia High School Auto Academy students in partnership with non-profit Philadelphia Academies. Donohue is the outgoing Chairman on the board of Philadelphia Academies and has served Youth Action, a grassroots organization that encourages young people to effect positive change in their communities.
A graduate of Binghamton University, Donohue resides in Chalfont, Pa., with his wife Kristen and three children. You can reach him at 215-491-3726 or PDonohue@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.