The Fransmart Team
As Founder and CEO of Fransmart, Dan Rowe has turned dozens of emerging restaurant concepts into national and global chains. Mr. Rowe is a franchisee, master franchisee, franchisor, consultant, strategist, and private equity investor. He has published several expert opinion articles and spoken at numerous restaurant and franchise industry conferences. Dan is also a guest blogger for CNBC through his membership in YPO - Young Presidents' Organization. Connect with Dan Rowe on LinkedIn
As Fransmart's Vice President of Marketing, Kristin Martonik directs global franchise marketing for Fransmart’s portfolio brands. She has led franchise marketing for dozens of regional, national and global chains. Her expertise areas include strategic marketing consulting, sales development, PR, CRM and marketing automation, SEM and SEO, brand development, advertising, and print and digital design. Kristin has 15 years of experience in international business and marketing, and has also worked in the music industry. Kristin has been with Fransmart since 2004. Connect with Kristin Martonik on LinkedIn
As Vice President of Sales for Fransmart based in our Newport Beach, CA office, Al Rowe matches qualified franchise candidates with innovative franchise opportunities. Al also manages and mentors a team of franchise development directors, and partners closely with our portfolio brands on their expansion goals. Mr. Rowe specializes in international franchise development, and has spearheaded the growth of multiple US-based chains in high-growth international markets. Al has been with Fransmart since 2003. Connect with Al Rowe on LinkedIn
Jolly has been with Fransmart as a Director of Development for 3 years, based in our Newport Beach office. Jolly is passionate about the restaurant industry, and is always on the lookout for emerging trends and brands. Fransmart's headquarters in Orange County, CA is a hotbed for new brand development, and Jolly has been instrumental in the growth of several local brands, including Bowl of Heaven. Jolly has background experience in management and customer service, and she also served as an account executive in the pharmaceutical industry. Connect with Jolly on LinkedIn
As a Franchise Sales Coordinator at Fransmart, a Franchise Development Company, I work hand-in-hand with the CEO on building customer relationships, which includes educating franchise prospects on each brand, the timely follow-up to each of these prospects and serving as a trusted resource for information regarding Fransmart and the portfolio of brands we represent. Connect with Allison on LinkedIn.
Based out of our East Coast office as a Franchise Sales Coordinator Joshua works directly with our VP of Sales Ryan Durishin to identify and educate qualified franchise prospects that are capable of growing Fransmart brands in various markets worldwide. Joshua is a trusted franchise advisor with over 4 years of experience in franchise management. Joshua attended Georgetown University where he received a graduate certificate in Franchise management, he was also designated as a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) by the International Franchise Association (IFA). Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.
Beth is a creative professional with graphic design, web, and writing experience. She is responsible for the development of content and design of Fransmart brand marketing materials. Beth's previous experience includes writing and design for non‐profit and corporate organizations, in addition to event planning for corporate and private events. Connect with Beth on LinkedIn.
As Vice President of Sales, Ryan Durishin helps food operators build wealth by expanding their portfolio with high growth, emerging restaurant brands. Ryan consults closely with both prospective franchisees and Fransmart franchisors, and manages and mentors our franchise development team. Ryan has extensive experience in both domestic and international development. He has over twelve years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development, and he has been with Fransmart since 2010. Connect with Ryan Durishin on LinkedIn
As a Senior Director of Development, Paul Tran facilitates franchise deals between investors and emerging, high growth restaurant brands, with a specialization in global markets. He also has experience in corporate banking; private, alternative, and business investments; and business-to-business, consultative, and high-ticket sales and marketing. Paul is a former restaurant founder / owner, and a current restaurant franchisee. Paul has been with Fransmart since 2007. Connect with Paul Tran on LinkedIn
Casey Cakal is Fransmart's Digital Media & Systems Manager, overseeing our CRM and Marketing Automation programs. Casey manages our candidate nurturing programs, to ensure franchise candidates receive the latest Fransmart brand updates. She works with industry and regional media to facilitate strong PR exposure for our brands. Casey forges relationships and represents Fransmart with service providers, franchisors, franchise candidates and media. She has a strong background in digital marketing, and has been with Fransmart since 2011. Connect with Casey on LinkedIn
Rebekah Hester is the Administration Manager for Fransmart, based in our Alexandria, VA office. Rebekah oversees office administration, and helps serve as a go-to contact for our clients, franchisees and employees. Rebekah ensures that our company operations and processes flow smoothly and efficiently. She is an experienced administration and customer service professional, with a strong background in IT and office managment. Connect with Rebekah on LinkedIn
Mark Treptow is a Senior Director of Development at Fransmart, and founding shareholder in a privately held QSR concept. Mark drives franchise growth for brands in Fransmart’s restaurant portfolio. Mark has been involved in the formation and growth of three successful start-up companies. At Fransmart, Mark works with investors, business owners, corporate executives, and existing franchise operators to expand their investments through multi-unit or master franchise development. Mark has been with Fransmart since 2008. Connect with Mark Treptow on LinkedIn
Based in our Virginia office, Christian Hathaway works directly with our VP of Sales Ryan Durishin to help identify prospective franchise candidates and assist in the development process. Christian acts as an early stage adviser to guide candidates through the franchise discovery process. Connect with Christian on LinkedIn