No question, there is both an art and a science to successful franchising. The art derives from experience. Most franchise consultants have limited experience, never owning their own franchise business. Franchise Science is unique among consultants by virtue of both franchise experience, and our disciplined approach to franchise development. To be sure, the science in our name refers to our complete and detailed processes used for every franchise assignment, big or small.
Our passionate founder Harry Miller brings deep expertise, and personally supervises each project along with our dedicated team of experts we call franchise scientists.
Please consider Franchise Science for your multi-unit growth, and learn about all aspects of franchising best practices from our education and training entity, Franchise Growth Institute.
Have a franchising question? Use our contact form, or call the Franchise Science Hotline at 888-501-6605.
About Harry Miller
Franchise Science CEO, and Franchise Growth Institute Executive Director Harry Miller has made a career of successful franchising, including both client and consulting-side perspectives. Before founding Franchise Science and Franchise Growth Institute, Harry was Senior VP of Francorp, one of the first international franchise consulting firms, and lead consultant to some of the largest and most successful franchise concepts.
Prior to these extraordinary experiences, Harry owned and managed a Radio Shack franchise, and ran multiple offices in Los Angeles for a 400 unit tax resolution company. For several years, he assisted scores of entrepreneurs across the continent in obtaining angel funding and capital investment through due diligence roles relevant to franchising. Harry spent his youth working on farms in South Dakota, and credits his training in the U.S. Navy for his passion, discipline and unrelenting work ethic brought to each franchise engagement.
About Kelley McBurnie
Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kelley McBurnie is a dynamic professional with a 15+ year history of excellence in sales and business development. Kelley’s success is attributed to exceptional strategic thinking abilities with proven success formulating creative solutions to optimize profitability. She also possesses strong expertise in contract management and client support. During her sales career, Kelley received several awards and honors for surpassing sales and profit goals. Kelley holds a B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to joining Franchise Science, Kelley worked for three Fortune 500 companies in various business development and sales roles. The quote “I will find a way or make a way” sums up how Kelley approaches life.
About Will Thomsen
Will Thomsen is a Strategic Planner for Franchise Science creating client business modeling and strategic planning services along with furnishing business valuations. He has provided strategic and financial planning and complex business modeling for hundreds of businesses. As principal of Thomsen LLC, Will has produced business valuations and economic analysis across a broad range of industries including valuation of interests in closely held corporations, franchisees, franchisors, partnerships, LLCs, and other entities.
Prior to his work at Franchise Science and Thomsen LLC, Will held senior positions at various CPA firms and boutique valuation consulting firms. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia University, and Bachelors in Arts in Economics degree from Pomona College. Will holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts and the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) business valuation designation from the American Society of Appraisers.
About Ronny Angel
Strategic Planner Ronny Angel is a successful entrepreneur, innovative business and finance executive, Ronny brings an exciting history of making things happen to the team at Franchise Science. Growing up splitting time between Los Angeles and his native Israel, Ronny received his Bachelors and Masters degree in finance and entrepreneurship from USC’s Marshall School of Business after serving two and a half years in the Israeli Army. After developing and flipping a successful newsstand business, he took his financial prowess to the entertainment industry, maintaining recording budgets for world renowned bands before transitioning to CFO at an entertainment production firm. Ronny then evolved into financial consulting before his current role as part time CFO for a boutique ad agency, and VP of Strategic Planning at Franchise Science.
About Robert Steinberger
Franchise attorney Bob Steinberger is a founding partner of Soden & Steinberger, LLP, established in 2000. Bob’s practice emphasizes work with Franchisors and Franchisees both domestically and internationally. Bob’s passion for franchising includes an ownership interest in the video gaming franchise PLAYlive Nation, Inc. This provides Bob with a unique perspective having the legal background and operations experience to counsel Franchisors/Franchisees with their specific needs. Bob also assists clients in aspects of corporate work which includes entity formation, license agreements, trademark filings, business and service contracts, sale of businesses, commercial lease review and drafting.
Practice areas: Franchise Law, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Civil & Business Litigation