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Growth of iFranchise Group’s Franchise Consulting Team Continues

Leading franchise consulting company brought on additional team members this year to meet increasing demand for franchise development and consulting services

HOMEWOOD, ILLINOIS – The nation’s leading franchise consulting firm, Chicago-area based iFranchise Group, announced that since March 2022, it has brought on four new consultants to the firm’s growing franchise analysis and strategic planning teams.

The company stated that Joe Lutz and Larry Oberly have joined the organization as Senior Franchise Consultants in Strategic Planning. Each brings decades of experience in franchise development, with experience in international expansion, operations, and strategic growth, having been involved with recognized franchise brands that include Long John Silver’s, Cinnabon, Taco Bell, Fast Signs, SpeedPro, Baskin Robbins, and others.

“We are extremely pleased to continue to expand our team of experienced franchise development professionals,” said iFranchise Group President Dave Hood, “Joe and Larry bring years of franchising experience to the table, and their and professional backgrounds will provide even more expertise to our clients looking to franchise their businesses or improve their existing franchise systems.”

iFranchise Group CEO Mark Siebert commented on the continued strong interest in franchising, as he also announced the addition of two franchise analysts to the team in 2022. Bernard Ramchatesingh and Isema Osaaga bring ample experience in foodservice, healthcare, technology, and more to the organization, and will play important roles in determining companies’ readiness for franchising and presenting appropriate franchise consulting services to them. Said Siebert, “We continue to see market dynamics that are prime for franchise growth, and we expect that franchising will remain a viable business strategy for many more companies in the months ahead. This is why we continue to build our team, and we are excited to have Bernard and Isema on the front lines to help guide more companies on their franchising strategies.”

iFranchise Group provides highly customized franchise consulting, development, operations, and marketing solutions across a wide range of industries to companies looking to franchise a business or improve their existing franchise systems.  For over two decades, the company has worked with hundreds of emerging and established franchise systems, as well as licensing and dealership organizations.

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iFranchise Group ( is the nation’s leading franchise consulting firm. iFranchise Group offers the skills of the nation’s top franchise experts in franchise strategic planning, operations training and documentation, franchise marketing and sales, and franchise best practices for emerging and established franchise companies worldwide.

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