Pete Gilfillan is a passionate business leader who is driven to help people achieve their dream to be a franchise owner. With over 20 years as a corporate executive across multiple industries combined with a history of small business ownership, Pete offers a wide breadth of experience to his clients. His passion, knowledge and energy combined with his determination to find the right franchise that meets your lifestyle and financial goals is what sets Pete Gilfillan apart.
Pete’s passion for business ownership stems from being raised in an entrepreneurial family; His father and grandfather both owned successful franchise businesses before Pete took on business ownership for himself. Gilfillan currently owns a multi-state master license with Junk-King Franchise Systems, Inc. In addition to his franchise ownership experience, Gilfillan also has 20 years of proven success leading large organizations – including a Fortune 5 automotive manufacturer and the world’s third largest construction equipment manufacturer. During his 17 years at Ford Motor Company, he rapidly advanced through a variety of regional and national positions, each with increasing levels of responsibility. As General Manager, he guided an organization spanning up to 10 states and 600 franchise dealerships generating $5 billion in revenue.
Gilfillan graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing degree. He now resides in Naperville, IL and enjoys spending his time with his family. He enjoys coaching sports, outdoor activities, exercising and is an avid reader of self-improvement books.
Looking for a franchise among the thousands of concepts available today can be stressful and confusing, but with Pete and the FranChoice system it will be an easy and successful process. Pete looks forward to joining you in your journey to find a franchise that will allow you to take control of your destiny and fulfill all of your dreams.
You can reach Pete at PGilfillan@FranChoice.com or 1-855-904-7900.
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.