Since 1992, Mr. Stidham has been involved with over 1,700 franchised business start-ups, multi-unit, and area development agreements in over 45 countries. Mr. Stidham’s 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, Oberweis Ice Cream and Harris Research, Inc. (parent company of Chem-Dry and N-Hance Wood Renewal), a Home Depot company. He has recently written about various franchise topics for “Franchising World” magazine and has recently been interviewed for articles appearing in Franchise Update and the current franchising issue of SUCCESS Magazine.
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 also president of Franchise Dynamics, a full-service franchise sales outsourcing firm.
Mr. Stidham attended DePaul University for his undergraduate studies and has completed graduate studies at Loyola University Chicago.