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Andy Erskine

Andy has been working with Management 2000, a Growth Strategy Consulting Firm, since 2011 and has continually grown its client base to now include 1,600 brands. Andy's role as President is to manage the day to day operations with his team. He’s also the Senior Consultant for the Firm’s international clients and those that use franchising as a growth strategy.

Andy has worked with over 200 different brands during his 9 + years on endeavors ranging from training and development for Franchisors, to performance improvement consulting and development for clients (international and domestic), to helping brands with strategic planning and implementation to meet and exceed goals.

Andy's experience prior to joining Management 2000 was working as an Assistant Manager of a Franchised business during high school and as a Manager of a Franchised business while studying educational psychology and communication at Arizona State University.

Andy’s experience has led him to First Choice Business Brokers, and he looks forward to having a bigger impact on the community in which he lives in Houston, TX. He and Bob intend to fully focus on the development and expansion of business opportunities in the Houston market.

 

Bob Gappa

Bob’s background and experience has been in organizational development and design with a focus on building customer-centric brands, as well as strategic and organizational planning.

 

Bob graduated from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, with graduate work in German Existential Systematic Theology. His career began as a college professor at Saint Leo College in Dade City, Florida, where he served as President of the faculty and on the Tenure & Curriculum Committees.

 

After years in education, Bob joined Batten, Batten, Hudson & Swab, a management consulting company whose clients were primarily Fortune 1000 companies. He led a team of consultants who conducted over 3,200 seminars annually all over the United States and was responsible for all marketing.

 

In 1981, Bob founded Management 2000 and has been its CEO ever since. His dedication to the franchise business strategy has been very strong over the years. Bob has served as the Director of Education for the International Franchise Association (IFA) and served on their committee that created the certification program for franchise executives called “The Certified Franchise Executive” (CFE). He has also worked closely with the Canadian Franchise Association over the years.

 

Bob has worked on several writing projects and his works are included in parts of publications by Andrew Sherman, The IFA’s “ICFE Study Guide For Franchise Executives” and many articles for franchise publications.

 

Bob has been involved in several franchise concepts, bringing a Franchisee perspective to Management 2000 clients in addition to his other franchise expertise.

 

Bob’s vast knowledge of how successful businesses operate gives him and his partner Andy an inside view of the clients they have with First Choice Business Brokers. He looks forward to developing the Houston market once again with another concept and helping business owners achieve their personal goals.

 

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