John Francis

Dynamic Franchise Industry Expert and Consultant with expertise in executive coaching, governance, and strategy


John W. Francis is an accomplished Senior Executive, Board Member, and Consultant with more than 30 years of success across the franchise industry. Leveraging extensive experience with execution and growth strategies, he is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking to expand a business or franchise. His broad areas of expertise include corporate governance, executive coaching, accountability systems, M&A, capital restructuring, and turnaround management. 

Throughout his executive career, John has held leadership positions with Next Level Franchise Inc., Sport Clips Haircuts, International Franchise Association - IFA, and Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services.

2001 - Present

Next Level Franchise Inc.

Independent Franchise Advisor / Consultant / Founder

  • Providing level-headed expertise to help founders become CEOs
  • Created a niche organization to launch new boards of advisors for companies

2009 - Present

Member of the Board of Directors - Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts

  • Recruited members of executive team and acquired talent
  • Developed the board of directors to improve effectiveness for next-gen
  • Serving as a conference speaker and mentor to the founder's son

2003 - Present

Member / Committee Member / Board of Directors / Speaker - International Franchise Association - IFA

International Franchise Association - IFA

  • Served two terms on the IFA Board of Directors
  • Served as Chairman of the Franchisee Forum
  • Proposed and achieved a change in bylaws for area developers, resulting in increased membership

2012 - Present

Member of the Advisory Board - Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services (FL) Franchisor

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services (FL) Franchisor

  • Organized new Franchise Advisory Council
  • Helped build and develop the leadership and management team

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Corporate Governance



Executive Coaching

Organize and develop advisory boards/ board of directors

Coaching/ growth strategies/ innovations

Franchising/ turnaround strategies

Execution and accountablity