Having placed franchisees since 1992, including as a FranChoice consultant since 2001, Matt uses his extensive education, his experience as an entrepreneur and motivator, and more than three decades in franchising to help people realize their value as business operators through a candid, informed franchise evaluation. Residing in both New Hampshire and Ohio, Matt was named among the 2007 class of Columbus’ Forty Under 40 by Business First Magazine, and he’s enjoyed promoting entrepreneurial options as a guest speaker in both featured and secondary roles.
Matt entered the franchise industry in 1988 and has experienced diverse and formidable achievements as franchisee, company executive and general manager, brand developer, trainer and teacher, consultant, and matchmaker. Coast to coast, Matt’s helped hundreds of people identify, evaluate, and succeed in the right businesses for them, and will show you how you can leverage your existing interests, skills, and abilities to achieve your goals and live your priorities.
Matt’s lengthy experience includes assisting the national brand development of several familiar and expanding international franchise systems.
Prior to growing franchise systems, Matt trained and coached individual franchisees in performance management and multiple operations efficiency skills. As a young executive, he was known for his unrelenting commitment to franchisee and customer satisfaction, driving record results in turnaround environments for an international service franchise in northern New England and in Boston, for which he was twice named Quality GM of the Year. He completed turnarounds in the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest before focusing full-time on franchise consulting.
As a young franchisee, Matt achieved Rookie Franchisee of the Year before his 21st birthday, then quickly tripled unit revenue. Matt was born and raised in historic Alstead, NH, and attended The Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut before exploring both Florida Southern College and Wake Forest University, achieving three business degrees. He can be reached at MStevens@FranChoice.com or by calling 614.595.3726.