Richard Pope
Richard Pope
Cave Creek, AZ
(800) 780-3985
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Richard Pope

Making the decision to go into business for yourself can be exciting, liberating and rewarding, so what’s holding you back? Buying a business can be a life changing event and you don’t want to make a mistake. You need professional help to navigate through all the available options to find the one that is right for you and that’s where Richard Pope comes in. He listens closely to what you have to say and is a master at matching you up with franchise opportunities that will fit you and your personality and will help you meet your goals and objectives.

Richard’s entire career has been in the world of franchising including hospitality, food and automotive. He is a franchise business expert that has experience on both sides of the fence – franchise business operations and development. When Richard says he understands you, trust him, he does. He has an exemplary career record spanning over 30 years in franchising, having operated at the highest levels of franchise business development for worldwide franchise giants like Ramada Inns and Midas International Corporation. Richard also served as Senior Vice President for Swensen’s Ice Cream and as Executive Vice President for Frozen Fusion. He has travelled the globe installing franchises in places like Brazil and Taiwan, Honduras, and Singapore. Throughout his career as a specialist in franchise business development, Richard has helped thousands of people realize their dreams of becoming franchise business owners.

Richard, a native of Kentucky and graduate of Berea College business school has called Arizona home for over 25 years. He now resides in Cave Creek, AZ, with his wife, Daryl Kilbourne. Richard and Daryl met and married in college. They have two children and one grandson they dote on. Richard’s favorite pastime is golf. When you don’t find Richard in his office he may be on a golf course somewhere. When you speak with Richard you will be very comfortable and get the feeling that you have known him for a long time. Richard loves what he does and is a strong advocate of franchise business ownership, having placed not only a number of his closest friends but also members of his immediate family in franchise businesses. His friends, family and past candidates will attest that he truly does have your best interests at heart. With FranChoice since 2002, Richard is a public speaker and has written and published numerous articles related to franchising. He has received many accolades for his work in franchising and is a member of FranChoice’s prestigious Century Club.

Please contact Richard at 800-780-3985 or drop him an email at

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.

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