Vice President of Development
David A. Gould
Mr. Gould has over 24 years of experience in the franchise industry. He began his career in franchise development and sales as a representative for Minuteman Press International. David was instrumental in supplying technical and marketing support to franchisees that more than doubled the size and revenues of key regions.
He was a key member of International franchise development team that provided strategic vision to define company goals and implemented systems for sales, marketing, recruitment, training, site selection, and setup of new franchise locations in South Africa.
David then became the lead member of national and international management teams charged with the sale of new and existing franchises, trade shows, industry, and networking events.
David also supervised backup and support teams in multiple regions (Mid-West, Mid Atlantic and South Africa). He was presented with multiple awards including “Rookie of the Year”, “Top Cap Royalty Revenue and Endurance”.
As President and franchisee of his own Minutemen Press, he took immediate, decisive steps that repaired damaged relationships from prior ownership, rebuilt trust and cemented loyal customers. He demonstrated strong management skills in marketing, sales and production to develop staff in acquiring new customers and to retain existing accounts which increased sales by 350%. He went on to develop multiple locations with a partnership group.
In 2004, Mr. Gould became the Regional Vice President of Sign-A-Rama. He was a lead member of the management team responsible for sales of new and existing franchises, site selection, trade shows, development of backup, and support team. He expanded the region during his tenure in locations and revenue.
David oversaw and coordinated the franchise award process and served as the primary operations and business consultant for franchise systems that were getting ready to launch as the Vice President of Synergy Franchise Group. He assisted both young and mature systems looking to “take the next step” in the growth of their franchise.
Mr. Gould worked with high-net worth prospects and capital intensive franchise offerings in the education based childcare industry as the Director of Franchise Sales and Senior Director of Franchise Sales for Kiddie Academy. He refined the franchise sales discovery and approval process to a managed sales funnel. He was the top professional sales director with an 80% discovery day attendee signing rate responsible for over 70 agreements signed worth over four million in sales.
David is very passionate about assisting franchisors and franchisees in any aspect of their business. In 2014 David joined forces with Chris Simnick to launch FranchiseTeacher.com. A leader in hands on sales, forecasting, market analytics, site selection, operational support and sales team training/development process.
David is very passionate about assisting franchisors and franchisees in any aspect of their business. Feel free to contact David regarding your franchising needs via:
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