Christopher Simnick, CFE
Chris Simnick is President and Founder of Synergy Franchise Group, LLC; an Indiana based Limited Liability Company and part of The Synergy Franchise Group Network. Our "Furthering Franchising Through Education & Communication™" is more than a phrase; it is at the heart of our core values. Synergy Franchise Group, LLC specializes in the creation and implementation of key strategies and business plans for franchise systems that are getting ready to launch as well as young and mature systems looking to “take the next step” in the growth of their systems.
Chris has over 35 years of business and franchise experience, as an independent business owner, franchisee and franchisor. His experience is at many levels and he has held numerous positions. Chris’ people & sales skills along with his support, operations and management style, have allowed him to put together systems and train teams in franchise development, recruitment, support, financial and operations which are respected throughout franchising. His passion for franchising has equipped him with the skills, knowledge, and experience very few franchise executives have had the opportunity to acquire.
He has had the privilege to have worked with and been a part of the successful growth of over a dozen fantastic franchise systems; bricks and mortar as well as home based concepts. Many are number one in their respective industries, with a total of over 3000 franchisees. Most are international and in as many as three dozen countries.
In addition, Chris has nearly 20 years of direct International experience, which include development and launching of systems in the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain. Chris also assists other European and Pacific Rim Franchisors, Master Franchisees and Franchisees create, develop and implement their growth, support and operations strategies.
Chris completed the Fast Track M.B.A. Training in Franchise Management at Nova Southeastern University and received his CFE designation from the IFA in 2004.
He is a frequent speaker and instructor at numerous seminars, classes and events on a variety of subjects and topics including: Domestic, International & Global Recruitment & Development; Using the Internet as an Effective Brand Building Tool; Training and Operations Processes; Franchisee/Franchisor Relationships to name a few. Chris has had the honor to teach Modules of the Mini MBA Course for International Institute for Franchise Education (IIFE) at Nova South Eastern University and at the Philippine International Franchise Conference and Expo in Manila, Philippines.
Chris makes his home in NW Indiana/Chicago Metro, is active in the local Business Alliance and has served on the Executive Board of the Deaf Service Center of Palm Beach County. He enjoys travel, meteorology and American Sign Language.
Chris would be happy to speak with you regarding any aspect of franchising. Please feel free to contact him via;