Stan Friedman, CFE
Stan Friedman is a 24-year franchising veteran. Always an “outside the box” thinker, in 1998 while directing Global Franchise Development for Blimpie International, he created an Urban Expansion initiative that was heralded by the media as well as leaders of both the public and private sectors. This culminated in an invitation to the White House where he participated in the President’s “Conference for Community Empowerment.” A dozen years later, in recognition of his ongoing work in diversity, Friedman very proudly accepted the IFA’s Ronald E. Harrison Diversity Award – an honor bestowed fewer than 10 times in the IFA’s 50+ year history.
His current work in diversity is centered upon educating twilight year professional athletes about potential opportunities in franchising. This work is part of an officially sanctioned IFA initiative known as (PAFI) The Professional Athlete Franchise Initiative. Friedman co-founded this program with retired 7-year NFL player Michael Stone and still serves as Chairman of the PAFI Advisory Board of Franchise Professionals, since inception of PAFI in 2010.
Stan is also a member of the board and chairs the Programming Committee for the Southeast Franchise Forum and is the immediate past vice chair of the International Franchise Association’s, (IFA) Diversity Institute. A frequent speaker at business development conferences nationwide, Stan also contributes regularly to the IFA’s Franchising World Magazine and is the host of “Sensible Franchising”, a podcast produced by the EpiCenter Network – home of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.
It is safe to say that Stan Friedman lives and breathes franchising and is passionate about helping others grow their franchised businesses. His #1 specialty is maximizing the value proposition of franchising, for all parties concerned. As the President of FRM Solutions, his role is to harness all of this intellectual capital and deliver easily navigated and enjoyable solutions and experiences to our clients and their users.
To get in touch with Stan, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 404.751.4240.