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Press Release
: : 6 January, 2003


Franchise Recruiters Ltd.®, an international executive search corporation, and Jerry Wilkerson are celebrating 25 years in the business of franchising. With 2002 surpassing the best years of the firm, Franchise Recruiters plans on expanding aggressively in the U.S.

Wilkerson founded Franchise Recruiters Ltd. in 1984 after leaving his leadership position at the International Franchise Association (IFA) in Washington, D.C. His career in franchising began at the IFA in December 1977 as Chief Lobbyist, and Director of Public Affairs. Wilkerson was later selected by the Board as the acting President of the association.

Today, the executive recruiting corporation, with offices in the U.S. and Canada, has skillfully placed over 400 franchise management experienced professionals with major franchisors in positions of decision-making responsibility around the globe. While focusing on the U.S., the firm has completed search contracts in Europe, the Middle East, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, Africa, South America, and most recently China.

On the anniversary of a quarter century in franchising Wilkerson said, "The truest success of a person is found in the friendships made along the way in life. I am privileged to have worked with many of the entrepreneurs who have changed the face of the world as we know it today through the business of franchising."

Wilkerson plans to expand Franchise Recruiters Ltd. with partners and additional offices in the U.S., a corporate structure similar to his operations in Canada. The recruiting firm will develop strategic alliances focused on franchise hiring solutions and on providing superior personal service for franchisors through offices located in selected marketing areas.

"When setting out to build Franchise Recruiters, I did not plan to follow a well-worn path. I wanted to go where there was no path and to leave a trail," Wilkerson stated. "We will continue on that course through the next generation of franchise management recruiting while consistently striving to meet and exceed the highest business standards."

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Jerry Wilkerson is the former president and executive director of the International Franchise Association in Washington, D.C., and founder of Franchise Recruiters Ltd.® an international franchise management executive search corporation with offices in Toronto and Chicago

Phone: 800.334.6257


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