The Company has put together an experienced management team that has
over fifty years of combined franchise experience in various
industries and over twenty years of combined experience in the
alternative financial services industry.
Paul Eckert, President and CEO of the company, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator, championing the use of technology, branding and marketing long before the industry recognized the value of these systems. Mr. Eckert is a member of the International Franchise Association's Franchise Relations Committee. He also has been a featured writer for franchise and financial industry publications. Mr. Eckert has been a senior executive in the franchise industry for over 25 years.
Bruce Chamberlin, Franchise Development, is a seasoned franchise executive with management and development experience in the alternative financial services industry, as well as experience in financing, management consulting and training. Mr. Chamberlin's expertise is in working with franchisee candidates, helping them to make the best decision for their particular situation. Mr. Chamberlin has worked for over 20 years in the franchise industry.
Ken Parsons, Senior Vice President of Field Operations, Construction and New Center Development is a sales
professional bringing over seven years of experience in the product and service industries,
with a focus on business development. He is experienced in acquisitions and the purchase
and sale of real estate. Ken oversees construction, real estate and vendor relationships.
Mitch Kale is Vice President of Field Training and Support for Family Financial Centers LLC. Mr. Kale works with Franchisees on analyzing business trends, audit controls, P & L analysis and improvement plans. Mr. Kale also handles support for day to day operational questions. From March 2007 to October 2010, Mr. Kale served as Managing Partner for Blue Sky Check Cashing LLC d/b/a Family Financial Centers in southern Florida. From September 2003 to March 2007 Mr. Kale served as Vice President of New Center Development for Family Financial Centers LLC in Doylestown, PA. From January 2001 to September 2003 Mr. Kale served as Vice President of Operations for Cerkal Venture, Inc in Palm Beach, FL and from May 1998 to December 2000, he was Vice President of Operations for TASC Development Corporation. Prior to that, he held positions as Market Manager in Franchise Operations for Midas International in the South East Region from June 1993 to May 1998.
Frank DiMarco is Manager of Field Operations. Mr. Di Marco has been in Operations for over 25 years. After owning and operating his own restaurants for 10 years, he went on to handle operations for concepts such as Darden, Ruby Tuesday’s, and TGI Fridays. Frank’s main focus is to assist Franchisees with compliance and audit preparation, business trend and P & L analysis, and long term improvement plans.
Carrie Nelson is Manager of Administration and Franchise Services. Ms. Nelson joined Family Financial Centers after relocating from New York City and enjoying a fifteen year career in the Arts. As a graduate from the University of Maryland, Ms. Nelson has worked for a variety of companies including Investor Relations, Television and Broadcasting, Real Estate, and the Health Insurance Industry. Carrie is now responsible for Franchisee Marketing Strategies, Compliance, and the overall administration needs of Family Financial Centers and its Franchisees.
Our Board of Directors includes
seasoned professionals from franchising, banking,
senior corporate management, investment banking, and wholesale
and retail distribution. (For more detailed resumes of the
management team, see the Family Financial Centers UFOC.)
This seasoned management team will benefit from its direct involvement
in the industry in terms of understanding where the competitive
opportunities are and how to capture them. Because of its existing
relationships within the franchise and alternative financial
services industries, the team is able to create strategic
partnerships with vendors, real estate companies, architectural
and construction companies, banks and finance companies,
and franchise and business broker networks across the country.
All of these factors will help FAMILY FINANCIAL CENTERS maximize
the franchisees success in their respective market areas.