“The franchising processes is a confusing landscape that our team at The Perfect Franchise aims to illuminate. We are here for investors who want guidance in making savvy decisions that will lead them towards success as an Entrepreneur.”

Mark Schnurman, CFC
Managing Partner of The Perfect Franchise

Our Team

Mark Schnurman, CFC
Managing Partner

The Perfect Franchise was founded by Mark Schnurman who saw the need to provide unbiased advice and guidance to potential franchisees to help them make the right decision.

With over 30+ years of professional experiences, Mark Schnurman, CFC, is recognized as one of America’s Top Franchise Consultants. He has a true passion for business ownership and helping others achieve it. His entrepreneurial drive has resulted in the launch of several businesses.

Mark’s unique experience allows him to guide others to smart, well-researched, fact based decisions. Mark had a successful corporate career, during which he led large HR and Sales teams in the diverse industries of real estate, financial services and education. In addition, Mark published 100’s of career advice columns and was an award winning professor.

Thousands of people have benefitted from his expertise coaching, mentoring and advising. Mark’s patience, knowledge and frankness are virtues welcomed by people as they explore self-employment. Mark spends most of the year in Pennsylvania enjoying the great outdoors with his family and dogs! Mark obtained a BA from Penn State and a Law Degree from Ohio State.

David Floyd

David Floyd joined The Perfect Franchise as a Partner in 2023 and brings over a decade of franchise experience with him. As a two-time franchisee, David has built multiple award-winning franchise businesses. David has a true passion for entrepreneurship and has seen firsthand how the power of franchising can change lives.

In addition to building his own franchise businesses, David has also worked with over a dozen franchise brands in a development and sales capacity. He has worked with both mature and emerging franchise brands, which gives him a deep understanding of the value propositions offered by different franchise business models.

Over the past decade, David has worked with thousands of individuals and families to help them explore franchise opportunities. David has the unique ability to leverage his own franchise experience to guide his clients in finding the right franchise. He understands the magnitude of the decision to purchase a franchise and knows that choosing the wrong franchise is not an option. His goal for his client is to make a good, informed decision that can put them on a path to both personal and financial independence.

David earned an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Tulane University. Prior to his career in franchising, David had a successful career in information technology, as well as personal and corporate finance.

Kris Simonich 
Senior Franchise Consultant

Kris has held every major role in franchising, having been a franchisor, a franchisee, a consultant and now, coach.

Early in his career, Kris found success leading the franchise expansion efforts for a number of industry-leading franchise systems. Then, he became a franchisor, founding the nation’s first energy auditing franchise system, building a network of successful franchisees from coast to coast. Since then, Kris has helped build scores of franchise systems from the ground up, overseeing every aspect of the creation and then proliferation of a franchise system for his clients.

Today, Kris uses his franchise experience to help aspiring entrepreneurs navigate franchising as a path to fulfilling their entrepreneurial dreams. He has personally helped hundreds of new business owners buy their first franchise. His expansive franchise experience gives him a unique perspective that informs not only how he evaluates franchise brands for his clients but also how he coaches his clients to understand the franchise brands they are considering.

Like most franchise industry insiders, Kris didn’t graduate from college with the goal of conquering the franchise industry. Instead, he graduated with an English degree from the University of IL – Chicago ready to make his mark in literature. But, when the realities and pressures of those 4 kids mentioned earlier, franchising, thankfully and happily, became his destiny!

Bill Stark
Senior Franchise Consultant

After a successful 30-year career in corporate business, Bill decided to pursue his dream of becoming a business consultant in the franchise industry. Bill’s Why is about helping business professionals reach their personal and professional goals. Bill sees himself as more of an educator and guide as he assists his clients in exploring and validating business models based on his clients’ requirements. Bill’s passion to help people is what drove him to become an advisor so he could help people reach their dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs.

As s Senior Director in Supply Chain Management, Bill is a dedicated professional and understands the importance of process evaluation, financial analysis, and leadership evaluation. Bill’s dedication to serving customers, mentoring people and experience in corporate leadership enables him to provide sound advice and guidance for people looking to pursue their own dreams of being an entrepreneur.

As a business consultant, Bill has been through the process a few times and will give you honest feedback and suggestions, so you won’t make an emotional decision, rather a sound and well thought out decision before purchasing a business. Bill holds an MBA degree in Business Management from the University of Dallas and a BS degree in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University.

He would welcome the opportunity to guide you through this business evaluation process and help your dreams of becoming a successful business owner become a reality.

Brendan Meyer, CFC
Senior Franchise Consultant

Brendan has spent more than 20 years as a professional matchmaker; first as a collegiate scout, matching aspiring high school athletes to their right-fit college program, and now as a franchise coach, matching aspiring business owners to their right-fit franchise opportunity. Prior to joining The Perfect Franchise team, Brendan owned and operated a franchise placement firm in Chicago, IL.

In 2018, Brendan developed the “The F.R.E.E.D.O.M Perfect Match Method”, which has helped thousands of candidates navigate the perils of franchise discovery. His findings were published in his 2024 book, Franchise Freedom: 7 Steps the Finding Your Dream Business.

After several years in the corporate grind, business ownership helped Brendan find his version of the American Dream. He is passionate about helping others chase the same sense of fulfillment.

Brendan is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He is an avid sports enthusiast who lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Kristi, and three boys.

John Moreau
Senior Franchise Consultant

John is a recognized leader in the franchise industry. A natural connector, John worked alongside franchise brands and hundreds of individuals with the sole purpose of educating them through the process of owning a franchise.

An entrepreneur at heart, John is a founding partner of a consulting firm partnering with emerging franchise brands to support strategy development and long term growth. John understands the challenges of career transitions and is focused on building relationships with clients and working through these challenges to support the process.

Throughout his 30+ year career, John has had success in multiple industries including retail, construction chemicals, automotive coatings, and franchising. With experience in global corporations and start-up enterprises, John draws from a breadth of experience ranging from research & development, marketing, and sales leadership, and has led teams in distribution, strategy, and national sales development.

John is a graduate of Clarion University of PA and earned an MBA from Kennesaw State University. He is active in his community and enjoys serving others through his church, mentoring young men, going on mission trips, and is a personal coach in Kennesaw State University’s Executive MBA program. Living in the North Georgia mountains, John enjoys spending time with family and friends while spoiling his only grandchild.

Brandon Wilson
Senior Franchise Consultant

Brandon Wilson, a franchise industry veteran, is a Certified Franchise Executive and a has helped hundreds of clients explore franchise business ownership.

Brandon began his career in franchising helping a commercial cleaning franchise brand, working closely with the existing franchisees and operations and overseeing all franchise development efforts in the region. Brandon left to join a startup franchise sales organization (FSO) as one of the first developers, where he helped the FSO quickly become one of the top recognized FSO’s in franchising. During his tenure with the FSO, Brandon worked directly with eight different franchise brands and thousands of individuals exploring franchising.

Brandon lives in Alabama with his family.

Janet Miller
Senior Franchise Consultant

Janet Miller has extensive experience in the franchise industry with over 35 years across various sectors, including automotive, home services and most recently, childcare.  Her success is attributed to developing strong client relationships and having an acute understanding of their needs.

Today, Janet is using her cross functional knowledge in the franchise industry to coach and mentor others looking to make a life change.    She takes pride knowing that, over her career,  she has assisted hundreds of individuals by helping them understand the benefits that franchising provides….allowing them to realize their dream of business ownership.

Janet graduated with a BA in Communications.   She grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, but now splits her time between the Jersey Shore and Florida west coast, and enjoys spending time on the beach with family and friends.

Paul Simmons
Franchise Consultant

Paul Simmons brings an entrepreneurial, client-centric mindset to The Perfect Franchise. A leader in the digital marketing space for 25 years, Paul’s insightful mind and curious nature made him a recognized leader in enabling rapid growth for his clients.

Paul’s upbeat style, incisive mind and consultative approach allows him to help others explore franchising and business ownership. To Paul, strangers are simply people he has never met, and he quickly creates rapport and trust with clients and always works in their best interest.

Paul has deep midwestern roots. A native of Michigan, Paul currently lives in the West Loop of Chicago. He is a voracious networker and connector who spends way too much time fretting about Detroit Sports Teams and Michigan State Athletics.

Derek Sola
Franchise Consultant

Derek has held every major position in franchising, having been a franchisor, a franchisee, a consultant, and coach.

Derek spent the early part of his career working in the start-up space, specifically online IT training during its inception in the 90s and early 2000s. He gained experience in launching new businesses, developing them, while experiencing how to take a startup company public during the .com boom. After working in the startup .com space, Derek was introduced to franchising, where he found success leading the franchise expansion efforts for a number of industry-leading franchise systems. Soon after, he became a franchisor, co-founding the nation’s first energy auditing franchise system, building a network of successful franchisees across the United States. Derek has helped create, build, and manage franchise systems from the ground up, overseeing, and taking part in every aspect of the creation.

Today, Derek uses his two plus decades in franchising, and business startup experience, to help guide his clients, using franchising as a path to fulfilling their aspiring goals. He has personally helped hundreds of new business owners buy their first franchise. Derek offers a well rounded perspective that informs his clients not only how to evaluate franchise brands, but also in coaching his clients, helping each individual avoid common entry level pitfalls, while providing education of the franchise brands being considered.

Derek currently resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife and their four boys. He is active in his community, serving others, spends a good amount of his free time with his family, friends, as well as coaching youth athletics with his four children.

Andrea Floyd
Franchise Consultant

In 2023, Andrea Floyd joined The Perfect Franchise as a consultant, bringing over a decade of hands-on experience from launching and managing two thriving franchises. Andrea grew up in an entrepreneurial family but couldn’t see herself joining the ranks of an HVAC contracting business. Like most of her clients, she thought the only path to her own success was college and obtaining multiple higher-level degrees. After dedicating many years to a career in Corporate America, Andrea found success through business ownership in franchising.

Today, Andrea uses her franchise experience to help aspiring entrepreneurs navigate franchising as a path to fulfilling their entrepreneurial dreams. Andrea’s analytical ability is a cornerstone in aiding clients to formulate the right questions and delve deeply into the franchise discovery process to determine the ideal fit. With a Doctorate in Pharmacy and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, Andrea seamlessly melds her robust educational background with practical franchise know-how. This synthesis positions her as a valuable ally to clients navigating the complexities of franchising.

Andrea, her husband David, along with two teenage daughters and an adorable goldendoodle, currently live outside of Boston but dream of warmer weather.

Russ Colchamiro
Franchise Consultant

Russ Colchamiro is a business consultant with almost 30 years of experience working with global corporations, small- to mid-size firms, and independent businesses. An astute listener and thinker, Russ specializes in helping his clients simplify and better understand the franchising process so that it is clear and easier to navigate, positioning them to make informed decisions based on facts, not fears.

Imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit, Russ has a genuine desire to help others thrive, setting them up for long-term success. His approach is to create partnerships with his clients so they can thrive and achieve their goals based on their individual situations. He validates their concerns and helps them solve problems — while separating fact from fiction — critical skills for successful franchising exploration and business ownership.

Russ currently lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife, twin ninjas, black lab, Jinx, and precocious kitten, Callie. Russ is also a published author with more than 30 science fiction, mystery, and horror novels, novellas, and short stories, and hosts a podcast interviewing other genre authors.

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