Robert Stidham Chief Executive Officer - Franchise Dynamics

Robert Stidham is the Chief Executive Officer of Franchise Dynamics, a full-service franchise sales outsourcing firm. With company and affiliate offices in Chicago, Scottsdale, Arizona and Springfield, Missouri, Franchise Dynamics currently represents a number of emerging to large-sized franchisors in a wide variety of categories throughout the United States and worldwide. He is the Founder of the Company, a principal investor and partner in the company and a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Stidham is an accomplished franchise sales and business development executive with a proven track record of increasing franchise units, revenue and profitability while gaining market share and expanding brand awareness for both new franchise concepts and established brands. He has held a variety of positions in the franchise industry in franchise development, operations, consulting and as a franchise company president. Mr. Stidham is active in the International Franchise Association (IFA), serving as a member of the International Committee, having previously served as a member of the IFA Research Committee and the Membership Committee.

Since 1992, he has been involved with over 2,000 franchised business start-ups, multi-unit, and area development agreements in over 45 countries. Mr. Stidham’s corporate experience includes a variety of franchise categories including business and home services, and retail and food concepts for small franchisors and major companies such a MRI Worldwide, Dunhill Staffing Systems, and Harris Research, Inc. (parent company of Chem-Dry and N-Hance Wood Renewal), a Home Depot company, amongst others.

We are proud to be a past ‘Inc. Magazine’ 500|5000 Company and the company has received numerous awards for its performance. Mr. Stidham was a nominee for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ (Midwest) Awards. Mr. Stidham has written about various franchise topics for the IFA “Franchising World” magazine and has recently been interviewed for articles appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Franchise Times, Franchise Update, Newsweek and SUCCESS Magazine. He is widely quoted in the franchise and business press and a sought after franchise industry author and industry speaker.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, May 31, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
How to Find Your First Franchisees

Room: 1B01

Presented by: Robert Stidham, Chief Executive Officer, Franchise Dynamics and Charles Dobyns, CFE, President & Chief Development Officer, Franchise Dynamics

Finding your initial franchisees is often harder than it appears -- finding the right franchisees for your system is harder still. Great franchise systems are built by great franchisees. Learn how to generate leads to attract and successfully motivate the best franchisees to joining your early stage to mid-sized franchise company.
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Friday, June 1, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Closing More (and Better!) Franchise Sales!!

Room: 1B04

Presented by: Robert Stidham, Chief Executive Officer, Franchise Dynamics and Charles Dobyns, CFE, President & Chief Development Officer, Franchise Dynamics

The first rule of franchise sales is that no one ever "sells" a franchise! However, there is a process and methodology for development that creates superior outcomes. Learn how to facilitate more and better leads and franchise sales regardless of whether you concept is emerging, mid-market or you are a well-developed franchise company seeking even better results.
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