Gary Green, Chairman of Strategic Franchising Systems, Inc., is one of America's most successful and prolific franchise developers with more than 30 years of franchising experience. Gary is a serial entrepreneur who has developed, launched and led dozens of businesses, including several franchise systems recognized as number 1 in their industry and producing thousands of franchises in over 16 countries. More specifically, Gary has been involved with the launch of eight national franchise systems, has overseen three successful exits, and is currently affiliated with five national franchise brands. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), this kind of repeated and sustained success ranks Gary among the top Franchisors in the nation.
Today, he enjoys spending time mentoring and helping people become successful business owners. His inspirational e-book is filled with his real-life lessons with examples of how becoming a business owner can give people the freedom, wealth and financial security they deserve. To get a digital copy of his book for free, click here.
Dan Murphy is President and Co-Founder of the Franchise Funding Group, retired CEO/Co-Founder of The Growth Coach franchise system, and co-developer, equity owner, and Board Member of four additional franchise systems: Caring Transitions, TruBlue House Care, Pet Wants, and Fresh Coat. For FFG, he oversaw our investment in and support of Pet Wants Franchise and The Dog Wizard Franchise.
Under his leadership, Growth Coach was ranked as the #1 coaching/consulting franchise in the world by Entrepreneur Magazine in late 2013 and has since expanded to locations in 16 countries. Prior to getting into franchising in 2002, Dan owned his own business coaching company for over a decade and helped hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve greater success and personal balance. For a free digital copy of Dan's highly regarded business coaching and development book, "Becoming a Strategic Business Owner", click here. And before coaching, Dan was a CPA, Audit Manager, and Director of Business Development with the international accounting/consulting firm of Deloitte & Touche in Cincinnati for seven years.
Emma Dickison is an original FFG Board Member and investor. She is currently CEO and President of Home Helpers Franchise System with more than 25 years of experience in franchise management. Before joining Home Helpers in 2007, Emma helped build two of the country’s top franchise brands as Vice President of Global Franchise Operations for Sylvan Learning Center as well as National Director of Domestic Franchise Operations at Blockbuster.
Under Emma’s leadership, Home Helpers has experienced tremendous double digit growth. Home Helpers continues to lead the senior care industry and was ranked “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur Magazine for five consecutive years.
Emma has served as a board member of the Women’s Franchise and Distribution Forum and is active in the Home Care Association and International Franchise Association.
Chris Seman has been an FFG Advisory Board Member since early 2017. Since June 2017, Chris has been the Chief Operating Officer at Strategic Franchising Systems in Cincinnati and in that leadership role oversees all shared resources and five franchise brands: Growth Coach, Fresh Coat, Caring Transition, TruBlue Total House Care, and Pet Wants. In addition, since early 2012, Chris also serves as President of Caring Transitions. Prior to that, Chris was Vice President of Operations for Mr. Handyman International from March 2007 through December 2011, and their National Director of Operations from January 2005 through March 2007. Prior to this, Chris owned and operated his own successful Mr. Handyman franchise and knows firsthand the critical importance of having world-class training, marketing, peer-to-peer learning, and operational support programs in place to enhance the success and satisfaction of all franchise owners in a thriving franchise system.
Steve Kwon joined our FFG Advisory Board in early 2018. Steve is Senior Vice President of Franchising for all five of the Strategic Franchising brands: Growth Coach, Fresh Coat, Caring Transition, TruBlue Total House Care, and Pet Wants. Prior to that, in 2016 and 2017, he was Vice President of Franchising for both Fresh Coat and Caring Transitions and had tremendous success. Before joining Strategic, Steve already had a successful 20-year track record in franchise development, taking emerging companies and turning them into national brands and household names. Steve's high energy, strong work ethic, and passion for helping people become business owners catapulted the franchises he led to unprecedented heights and levels of expansion – such as Mathnasium, which became a premier afterschool supplemental education franchise under his leadership as VP of Franchising. He is doing the same for all the Strategic Franchising brands.
Jeff has been our General Counsel and Secretary since February 2018. He has also been the General Counsel and Secretary of our franchise system affiliates Growth Coach, Fresh Coat and Caring Transitions since September 2007, of TruBlue Total House Care since May 2011, of Pet Wants since August 2015, and has been Vice President of all of these franchise system affiliates since February 2018. He was General Counsel of H.H. Franchising Systems, Inc. (Home Helpers) in Cincinnati, Ohio from September 2007 through February 1, 2018. From July 2002 to September 2007, Jeff practiced law with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P. in Cincinnati, Ohio.