Franchise industry expert, Marc A. Kiekenapp, was recently named
Executive Vice President of FranchiseBuyer, a franchise consulting
service that matches highly qualified prospective franchisees with
equally high quality franchise opportunities. FranchiseBuyer is
a subsidiary of Franchise Solutions Corp., the ten-year-old leader
in online franchise recruitment and marketing. Kiekenapp brings
to the position over 22 years of experience in the franchise industry.
In 2000, he was recognized as one of the top three franchise sales
executives by Franchise Update magazine.
"Marc's promotion to EVP of FranchiseBuyer, LLC is an exciting
milestone in the Company's growth and a real indicator of the great
results already being delivered for participating franchisors in
less than a year since its launch. For more than 20 years, Marc
has distinguished himself as a talented franchise development professional
and is committed to applying his skills and experience to establish
FranchiseBuyer as a leading company in the franchise recruitment
space. I look forward to Marc's ownership of and contribution to
accelerated growth on all fronts for FranchiseBuyer," stated
Matt Alden, General Manager of Franchise Solutions Corp. and FranchiseBuyer.
Kiekenapp commented, This is an exciting opportunity to build
a consultant network and match people to great opportunities. In
22 years of being in franchising, I will finally be able to bring
people together with the right businesses. Being with just one company
in the past, I couldnt always accomplish this.
My passion is training and managing a sales force and with
FranchiseBuyer I will be training and managing franchise consultants,
Marc Kiekenapps accomplishments in the franchise industry
span over two decades. He is a co-founder and a principal of System
Builders, LLC, a national franchise consulting company that helps
franchisors increase their brand equity through the sale of new
units. Prior to founding System Builders, Marc served Service Brands
International (Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman, and 1-800-DryClean) as
its Vice President of Development. His franchise background includes
Decorating Den, where he served as the companys Director of
Development, and Sir Speedy.
FranchiseBuyer is unique because we offer both franchisors
and prospective franchisees an even playing field. All franchisors
pay the same fees, so theres no benefit to us in sending prospects
to a specific opportunity. Instead, we match the correct opportunity
with each individual. I am very excited to be involved with such
a great concept, said Kiekenapp.