Franchise Consulting & Recruiting Firms Create Strategic Alliance – September 2010


iFranchise Group and Franchise Recruiters Join Capodice & Associates to Manage Combined Franchise Executive Search Functions

September 2010: HOMEWOOD, IL – iFranchise Group, a leading franchise consulting firm based near Chicago, and its strategic partner, Franchise Recruiters, announced that they had recently formed an alliance with Capodice & Associates (, a top firm in the executive search industry specializing in restaurant, hospitality, franchise and real estate development sectors. Franchise Recruiters, iFranchise Group and Capodice & Associates have joined forces to carry forward the work and reputation established by Franchise Recruiters Ltd. (  since its beginnings in 1978, in assisting franchise companies and job seekers in their search for qualified candidates and appropriate career paths, respectively.

“By merging the huge database of names that both Franchise Recruiters and Capodice & Associates have developed over the years, employers and candidates now have access to one of the largest resources for franchise management personnel in the world,” says Franchise Recruiters founder, Jerry Wilkerson. “This is a relationship with great synergies, and I know it will mean optimal yields for franchisors and franchise executives alike, now and in the future.”

Peter Capodice, President of Capodice & Associates adds, “Our unique personality profiling has traditionally allowed us to optimize the matching process between companies and executives; we are one of the only firms in the industry who conduct such extensive analyses, and it has helped us generate proven results year after year. We are excited to now be aligning ourselves with Franchise Recruiters and iFranchise Group, to be able to provide customized, high-quality executive search services even deeper into the franchise community.”

“After years of knowing and working directly with Jerry Wilkerson, I recognize the quality of his work,” says Mark Siebert, CEO of iFranchise Group. “Now, as we continue to uphold the Franchise Recruiters name and book of business, we are proud to have Peter Capodice as part of our team of franchise industry experts. This combination of resources and skill sets will be an incredible asset to the franchising industry as a whole.”

Franchise companies and franchise executives interested in executive search and placement services are invited to contact the firms to learn more about their options. More information can also be obtained at


About iFranchise Group:  iFranchise Group is a leading franchise consulting firm that offers the skills of the nation’s top professionals in franchise strategic planning, operations training and documentation, franchise marketing and sales, advertising fund management, franchise recruitment, and development of Internet-based applications for emerging and established franchise companies worldwide. Since its inception in 1998, iFranchise Group has dedicated its efforts to establishing long-term, strategic relationships with franchisors, both new and established, and other companies seeking consultative guidance with business expansion strategies. With a staff of franchise consultants with a combined 450+ years of experience in franchise development and implementation, iFranchise Group has worked with over 30 Fortune 2000 companies and with 98 of the world’s top 200 franchisors as rated by Franchise Times magazine. iFranchise Group’s alliance with the Franchise Recruiters brand represents yet another facet of franchise industry expertise that the firm brings to franchise companies and contacts around the globe.

About Capodice & Associates:  Capodice & Associates (, has quickly earned its preeminent reputation in the executive search industry by its strong commitment to delivering promised levels of client service and the nurturing of productive client relationships. An important key to success is the firm’s ability to be flexible and effective in dealing with the ever-changing priorities and needs of its clients. From a dynamic blend of professional search talent, to the most comprehensive assessment tools on the market, Capodice & Associates provides its clients peace of mind, knowing their next hire will be a long-term success.