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Last Updated: June-25-2014
Franchise Resales General Experts
Johnny Sellyn has been involved in franchising for over 20 years. Initially as founding director of the franchise consultancy division of one of world's leading CPA's and Business advisers. This followed a successful 30-year career in retail. In more recent times Johnny has created and run some of the leading franchise websites in the US, UK South Africa and Australia. Franchise resales .com was created for the US Franchise marketplace and is solely dedicated to connect existing franchise sellers with buyers. More than half the buyers looking to buy a franchise in the US would consider a resale before a new franchise.
Yvette Is the Marketing Director at franchiseresales.com focusing on the Resale of established and existing franchise businesses. Originally from the UK, Yvette has seen the difference in attitudes across the continents towards selling an existing franchise. Having worked with many companies and trade associations, she believes strongly that selling a franchise isn’t something to wait on a crisis for. Pre-planning an exit strategy from day 1 is crucial.
Nancy has over 20 years of experience in the franchise industry, having started her career in franchising as an executive recruiter and later specializing in Franchise Resales. She has built relationships that have spanned decades with industry professionals and internationally recognized brands.
Franchise Resale Law Experts
Shelton & Power, LLC
Jason is a nationally known guest speaker to over 300 people per year. He educates others about the benefits of franchising their business and tips for buying a franchise. In February 2013, he was awarded the elite title of Certified Franchise Executive. He also co-authored “How to Buy a Franchise with your Retirement Funds”, in 2010.
Franchise Resale Operations Experts
Charlie is an accomplished franchising executive with over 24 years of franchise experience. Charlie has worked for major franchise corporations, primarily in senior-level franchise support capacities. His employers have included Ford Motor Company, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster and Miracle Method. In addition to his corporate experience, Charlie has also been a franchisee with The Entrepreneur's Source where he coached individuals with an interest in franchise business ownership.
Franchise Resale Franchisee Experts
Ex-multi-unit franchisee for Sylvan Learning Centers
Bob Taffet graduated from Rutgers University and received his commission in the United States Air Force (USAF). He was awarded his pilot’s wings and flew fighter aircraft for twenty three years. Upon his retirement from the USAF at the rank of Colonel, Bob became the first Director of the Alabama TechnaCenter.
In 1976 his wife with two silent partners, opened and became the Director of three Sylvan Learning Center franchises in Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and Auburn, Alabama. On retirement in 2005, Bob started working at the Sylvan in Montgomery on a full time basis. In 2011, their Center was rated as number 28 in the world out of over 850 centers. After 25 years of operation, the decision was made to put the Center up for sale with Franchise Resales, LLC, and in March 2012 the sale was closed.