Stephen Maeker is a passionate consultant with a diverse professional background that offers wide-breadth knowledge to aid in helping candidates. His desire is centered on developing and nurturing strong relationships that translate into business success for everyone. With a solid franchising history under his belt, Stephen can call on many real life experiences when assisting candidates in the franchise buying process.
Stephen, a native Texan, has over 2 decades of domestic and international director level experience with franchising leaders including Mobil Oil, TGI Friday’s, Jack in the Box and most recently Papa Murphy’s – where he served as Vice President of Franchise Sales for the world’s largest Take ‘N’ Bake pizza company. Stephen has built his professional reputation on two simple facts – he cares about people and is an outstanding business partner – having helped hundreds of people realize their professional dreams.
He earned his BBA in Finance & Management from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA in Entrepreneurial Ventures & Marketing from the University of Southern California. He lives in Katy, Texas, with his wife, Christy, and 2 children – Sydney and Barnes. He enjoys being with his family, playing tennis, fishing, traveling and teaching both second grade Sunday school and college.
Stephen looks forward to getting to know his candidates and helping them smoothly navigate through the many franchise choices available today. With the sole objective of identifying the best possible fit for the specific candidate and his/her family, Stephen is sure to help each candidate find the perfect fit.
Stephen can be reached by either calling 281-395-3509 or 713-397-4615, or via email at SMaeker@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.