Steve brings over 40 years of management experience in operations and sales working in both start-ups and multinational corporations including Digital Equipment Corporation and IBM. Steve was the co-founder of a successful and growing franchise services brand called Supporting Strategies and as head of franchise development Steve grew the brand to over 100 locations. Steve was the co-founder and President of Kerotec, a mid-size computer peripheral distributor serving the Western European market, as well as the co-founder of Splash Auto Washes. He led both organizations to successful acquisition. Steve has been a professor of International Operations and Six Sigma Quality Control at both WPI and and the University of Massachusetts. He holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Lowell. Steve is an active Firefighter/EMS for the Town of Newbury NH.
Steve can be reached at SSchultz@FranChoice.com or by calling (978) 479-2871.
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.