Corey Stender

Corey cultivated his leadership skills and indomitable spirit during his tenure as an Airborne Infantryman in the US Army. Immersed in the intricacies of teamwork on a micro level, he grasped the importance of contributing to the greater mission. Transitioning from military service, Corey seamlessly translated these skills into aiding individuals in realizing their entrepreneurial aspirations.

Venturing into the realm of business, Mr. Stender’s academic journey led him to the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he delved into the intricacies of Hotel & Restaurant Management. Following his studies, he dedicated twenty-one years to brokering investment grade hotels for a boutique real estate firm in Minnesota. Overseeing more than 200 transactions for diverse investors, from prominent REITs to first-time hotel owners, Corey discerned that attentive listening was the cornerstone in successful transactions, contributing to his success and status as one of the premier hotel brokers in the Midwest.

As a consultant at FranChoice, Corey leverages his passion for business to inspire individuals on their path to financial independence. Drawing from his personal journey as a multi-unit franchisee, he comprehends the unique trajectories of each individual’s entrepreneurial path. Corey’s dedication to his candidates permeates every state of the consulting process, showcasing his genuine commitment and passion.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Corey channels his energy into mentoring veterans transitioning to civilian life. In his leisure moments, he finds joy in the company of his wife, Rachel, and enthusiastically partakes in the adventures of chasing his young son Rogan on both the slopes and golf course.

Corey can be reached at (952) 223-7369 or