Jeff Abbott CFE is a Senior Consultant with The iFranchise Group, specializing in franchise development. He has worked for McDonald’s and Taco Bell at the local, district, and regional levels, holding various jobs. He has managed two startups, one experiencing tremendous growth and has reached a sales volume of 120 units.
Since the beginning of his consulting career, Jeff has worked with clients in various industries, including retail, automotive, restaurant and bar, investing and marketing. He has also worked with clients in publishing, accounting and tax services, sales, and a diverse range of business-to-consumer concepts in the United States and international markets.
For Nissan’s Saudi Arabian distribution organization, Jeff Abbott just finished a one-year stint as Acting President, which he began in January of this year. His knowledge and experience have helped existing franchisees improve franchise sales, franchise operations, and the implementation of corporate initiatives. Jeff also assists prospective franchisors in developing and implementing their first franchising programme.
Among Jeff’s foreign clients are the Government of Thailand as well as Al Baik, Leylaty, Kudu, Al Tazah Fakieh, and Zain, all of whom are based in Asia and the Middle East. His consulting work has also taken him to South and Central America, where he has worked with both food service and non-food service franchisors, most notably with Pollo Campero, Chocobru International, Frisby, and Tyco International.
Perkins, Muzak, Comfort Keepers, Motophoto, Service Corporation International, A&P Stores, Allied Domecq, Dunkin Brands, Buffets Inc., The Burger King Franchisee Association, Chart House, Claire’s Boutique, Corner Bakery, Mazzio’s Pizza, Domino’s, GAP Stores, Foot Locker, and The Athlete’s Foot are just a few of Jeff’s reputable clients.
As an author, Jeff has written hundreds of market segmentation, competitive benchmarking, and strategy formulation analyses, among other things. Jeff has been involved in the planning and implementing numerous prototype projects in the retail, business-to-consumer services, and restaurant industries, among other fields.
Jeff Abbott CFE is a consultant, author, and mentor who speaks and participates on panels at large franchisor events and industry conferences. Jeff’s rewarding career inspires many in today’s franchise market. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University as well as an MBA from the Loyola University of Chicago, among other qualifications.
Jeff is the man to call for those seeking an expert mind to assist them with franchise planning and acquisition. He has extensive experience in international franchise development and execution, franchising strategy development, financial and competitive analyses, management consulting, troubleshooting franchise infrastructure and operations, franchisor development and implementation, launching new franchise programmes, increasing sales, improving operations and execution and more.
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