Linda is the Vice President of New Business Development for FranChoice Inc.
Linda began her career in the world of franchising right out of college. In working for International Dairy Queen as a trainer opening new stores and then as a District Manager, she formed the basis for a career spent working with businesses in every facet of their operation.
She also spent a number of years in business to business sales, eventually moving away from sales as she was recruited to a new venture – creating a company focused on advising Fortune 500 companies in the area of waste removal expense reduction. Linda created the organizational structure for the operational and client management sides of the business, as well as developed key performance indicators and negotiated deals with major vendors.
Drawn by the opportunity to once again create something new, Linda assisted in starting a new division for another local company, this time specializing in business to business internet commerce. In addition to creating client implementation programs, performance metrics and operational procedures, she specialized in using her leadership skills to train and motivate employees at all levels. This combination of skills led to record high levels of performance and retention.
After the dot-com bubble burst, Linda left the corporate world to form her own consulting company, where she focused on working with start up companies to create and implement client retention and growth strategies, project plans and operational processes.
Since joining FranChoice in 2005, she has held numerous roles within the company including executive level management of technology, marketing and consultant development. She currently oversees all facets of the consultant management side of the business as well as the operational aspects of new business development.