Mr. Kushell is an expert in franchises, with decades of experience working with leading franchises. He founded The Franchise Consulting Group in 1978, and as President, has worked with hundreds of companies in many different industries including Mobil Oil, IBM, Subway, Burger King, Marriott, Prudential, and Greyhound. His company provides a range of franchise consulting services including feasibility studies, development of franchise programs, problem solving for existing franchisors, litigation consulting, international franchising, expansion strategies, evaluation of franchisee relations, franchise financing.
Mr. Kushell has been retained as an expert witness by more than eighty companies engaged in franchise and distribution litigation. They represent many different industries and include both franchisors and franchisees covering a wide variety of issues including encroachment, vicarious liability, good faith and fair dealing, terminations, non performance, sub-franchising, advertising programs, misrepresentation, restrictive covenants, multiple brand franchisors, etc. He has been qualified as an expert by various courts in different states. Previously, Mr. Kushell was President of Dunhill Personnel Systems, a franchised network of 400 personnel agencies located throughout the United States and Canada. For 15 years, he was actively involved in all aspects of franchising including development of the franchise program, creation of all franchise agreements, training, operations, ongoing franchisee support, advertising, franchise sales and marketing, finance and accounting. Mr. Kushell is a past President of the International Franchise Association. He has since served on the Board of Directors of several franchise companies, including Century 21 Real Estate Corporation, PIP Printing, Entré Computer Centers and Protocol Message Management Centers (a Bell Canada subsidiary). He is a frequent guest lecturer, and has conducted numerous programs and seminars on franchising. He has written many articles on franchising and is quoted regularly in a variety of major business publications.
Queens College, B.S. Political Science