Nick Neonakis ('02), CEO, The Franchise Consulting Company | CWRU Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Nick Neonakis ('02), CEO, The Franchise Consulting Company | CWRU Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

by Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Lecture Entrepreneurship Consulting Student Life Digital Event

Wed, 01 Jul 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Join us on July 1 at 1:00 pm via Zoom as part of the Case Western Reserve University Entrepreneurship Alumni Series for a Roundtable Discussion with Nick Neonakis ('02), CEO, The Franchise Consulting Company. He will discuss his career journey from getting his MBA at CWRU to becoming a CEO, entrepreneurship as it relates to franchising, and how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting franchises. 

Neonakis has over 20 years of business experience with 10 years as a senior executive in franchising. He is currently the CEO of The Franchise Consulting Company, which works with clients to develop franchise strategies within a wide variety of industries in the US, Canada, and India. He is also the author of The Franchise MBA, a #1 worldwide bestseller and the most reviewed franchise book on Amazon.

This conversation is being facilitated by Jaya Jolly ('22), who is pursuing her BS in Accounting and Finance.

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We will also be broadcasting this roundtable and future roundtables to Facebook Live on CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship's Facebook page on July 1st at 1 pm.

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Nick Neonakis


The Franchise Consulting Company

Nick Neonakis has over 20 years of business experience with 10 years as a senior executive in franchising.

Mr. Neonakis is proof of the American Dream in action; his family moved from Greece when he was a boy and achieved success in this country through hard work and education. Now, his greatest joy - outside of his family - is in helping those who have made the decision to achieve independence through business ownership make their own dream a reality.

Mr. Neonakis' academic credentials include a M.B.A. in Finance, Marketing and Strategy from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a degree from the Albert Ludwigs Universitat in Freiburg, Germany. In addition, he has taken numerous post-graduate courses in business, strategy and management. He speaks English and Greek and is comfortable in Spanish, French and German. He guest lectures on the topic of franchising at the Weatherhead School of Management and has been interviewed in several publications.

After completing his studies in 2002, he entered the world of franchising and was hired by the leading publicly traded North American brand in the category of property services - FirstService Brands. This multi-line franchise company is the owner of franchised brands such as California Closets, Paul Davis Restoration, College Pro Painters, Certa Pro Painters, Floor Coverings International, Stained Glass Overlay, Handyman Connection, Pillar to Post, BrandPoint Services and TLS. As the Vice President of Stained Glass Overlay, the world’s largest decorative glass franchise with 320 locations in 38 countries and the Vice President of Floor Coverings International, the largest flooring franchise with over 100 locations in North America, he has been involved in every aspect of the franchisor / franchisee relationship.

From growing brands domestically and internationally, mentoring franchise owners and working with individuals to understand if franchise ownership is the right step for them, Mr. Neonakis brings a wealth of experience to the table. He believes his best skill is listening and asking questions. Today, Mr. Neonakis uses his 20 years of experience in franchising, finance and business to help people realize their dream of independent business ownership. Mr. Neonakis Lives in Coral Gables, FL with his wife Stephanie and their children - Megan, Max and Alex. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, fishing, travelling and cooking. (The Franchise Consulting Company)

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