Senior Franchise Consultant
iFranchise Group, Inc.
As a Senior Consultant, Mr. Jöcker consults with established franchisors as well as emerging franchisors across numerous industry segments, both domestically and internationally. A native Spanish speaker, he works with iFranchise Group’s Spanish-speaking prospects and clients, and provides franchise feasibility assessments for prospects throughout North and South America.
Previously, as a research consultant for iFranchise Group, Mr. Jöcker’s role included performing primary and secondary research through the benchmarking and the conducting of interviews across multiple franchise concepts and preparing reports for franchisor clients. He consulted on franchise projects for a variety of companies and organizations, such as Charter Fitness, Dale Carnegie Training, Havaianas, Mosquito Shield, Newk’s Eatery, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Shelf Genie, Swarovski, and others.
Mr. Jöcker’s more than 15 years of experience in franchising includes working on both the franchisor and franchisee side of a multi-national home improvement company. During his career with Bath Fitter, Mr. Jöcker managed corporate and franchise operations in various regions of the country. He was responsible for branch start up and ongoing operations, including the hiring and training of staff at all levels, client project management, customer service, inventory, monitoring of P&Ls, and more.
He successfully launched an award-winning regional hub operation in the Midwest and took it to profitability within two years. From there, he trained Branch Managers and sales and installation staff from across the region as additional corporate locations were opened. He also owned a franchise location of the same system in the Southwestern U.S., and completed his tenure with the company managing a corporate-owned branch that completed residential, commercial, and government projects across the entire state of Texas.
Prior to his career at Bath Fitter, Mr. Jöcker also worked for various retail and service related companies, including inventory, sales, operations, and management for multiple duty free locations at one of the country’s busiest international airports.
Mr. Jöcker’s background includes studying law at the University of Buenos Aires and working for an insurance law firm that handled claims and cases throughout Argentina. He is also a fifth degree black belt in karate, with more than thirty years of practicing the discipline, and has taught martial arts and fitness classes to students of all ages.