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NAME: Jim Bullock
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
SPECIALTY: Franchise Development + Franchise Marketing
HIRE ME BECAUSE: My extensive background is comprised of restaurant franchising, lead generation and client management. I have five years of franchise experience and nine years of developing relationships and managing clients. I have been successful in developing new markets as well as increasing brand exposure for both established and emerging brands. I have been relied on to manage special projects and the marketing direction for franchise development.
My passion lies in consulting with prospects, managing their expectations as well as the company’s direction for growth. It may appear that I am sales person selling a franchise, but I consider myself more of a consultant and advisor to my prospects. Buying a franchise is a life changing event and my responsibility is to make sure that this opportunity is the right fit for both the prospect and company.
MY BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: I was called on to manage the Franchise Sales department when the Chief Development Officer resigned. I managed a staff of four professionals, the marketing direction of franchise sales, all budgetary reporting, and managing a 14 state territory. I was able to manage my prospects effectively and successfully signed four deals all while keeping the department productive and focused during this time of transition.
I CRAVE: The ability to expand a brand across the country and help people achieve their personal and professional goals. Every deal you work on it is a chance to meet new people and learn what makes them so successful. Nothing feels better than finding that right person that fits the mold of your brand.
FRANCHISING IS GROWING BECAUSE: In the restaurant industry, franchising is on an upswing in certain sectors. For instance, the Fast Casual segment of the industry has seen significant growth last year to nearly $20B in sales. There are many new concepts out there that are attracting seasoned multi-unit operators because of the availability of key markets, that are not offered with the mainstream brands.
OFF THE FIELD: I enjoy playing and coaching Ice Hockey and spending time with my wife and friends.