His savvy and charisma has helped him negotiate contracts that seemed improbable for others. Christian is extremely deserving of this honor.
Orem, Utah (Vocus) February 27, 2010
On the heels of capping off a successful 2009 by selling 58 franchises for its three portfolio companies, Franchise Foundry’s CEO, Christian Faulconer, is recognized as one of Utah Business Magazine’s 2010 Forty Under 40. The Forty Under 40 honors Utah’s rising business and community leaders.
Faulconer, a two-time winner of the vSpring v100 (2007, 2008), has a track record of growing successful Utah-based businesses.
Prior to taking the reins of Franchise Foundry, Faulconer co-founded, grew and exited three companies: Cultural Immersion Programs (CIP), Sharp Analytics, and CrimeReports.com.
“Christian’s success at such a young age can be attributed to his ability to spot a good opportunity and build a team that sees his vision and moves towards that goal,” said Alan Hall, Managing Director at Mercato Partners, who invested in one of Faulconer’s ventures. “His savvy and charisma has helped him negotiate contracts that seemed improbable for others. Christian is extremely deserving of this honor.”
At CIP, Faulconer accomplished something that others had failed at and successfully negotiated with a large Korean company to bring Korean students to Utah for English language training.
In 2002, Faulconer co-founded Sharp Analytics, a predictive analytics company for marketing and ad agencies, and led the company to a successful acquisition by iCrossing, a global digital marketing company, in 2007.
Following the acquisition of Sharp Analytics, Faulconer co-founded Public Engines (CrimeReports.com). CrimeReports.com currently provides free crime alerts to citizens in over 700 police jurisdictions with the cooperation of the local law enforcement agencies. This is monumental since prior to the founding of CrimeReports.com, most law enforcement agencies did not want to share their crime data with the public.
Faulconer left the company to lead Franchise Foundry in late 2008.
In his current venture he’s created a unique business model that has captured the franchise industry’s attention by partnering with potential franchise concepts to help implement systems that will help the franchising company scale at an accelerated pace. This approach and model was instrumental in the company selling 58 franchises for its three portfolio companies.
For more information about Franchise Foundry, visit http://www.franchisefoundry.com.
About Franchise Foundry
Franchise Foundry’s unique growth capital and consulting services business model invests in emerging brands to increase growth through franchising. Franchise Foundry partners grow quickly by tapping into an innovative sales and marketing process that consistently produces 3 times the national franchise sales average. The investment capital is used to leverage an experienced team of franchise experts to build and facilitate the compliance, marketing, systems and sales elements of a successful franchisor. Franchise Foundry is accepting applications for new franchise concept partners.