Ray Fanning, CFE, is an expert in the fields of Franchise Development, Franchise Operations and Franchise Training. His franchise experience includes serving as the president of a retail franchise (Microplay Interactive), vice president and director of franchise operations at a service franchise (Case Handyman Services) and as the chief operating officer of an international casual food franchise (Levante Restaurant Group). Today as an Independent Consultant with FranChoice, Mr. Fanning enthusiastically brings his thorough understanding of the franchise industry to help others find their best opportunity.
Mr. Fanning’s professional credentials include a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree with a concentration in entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland. He has earned the distinguished Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation from the International Franchise Association for his work and study in the franchise industry. He serves on the Strategic Advisory Board of St. Thomas University’s Institute of Franchise Management and lectures on the topic of franchising at Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, and for numerous professional organizations.
As an independent consultant with FranChoice, Mr. Fanning utilizes his previous experience, as well as his close relationships in the franchise community, to help you find the business opportunity to achieve your goals and dreams.
Ray lives with his wife and young son in Severna Park, Maryland and can be reached at RFanning@FranChoice.com or by calling 800-661-FRAN (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.