Name: Donald D. Boroian
Title/Position: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Francorp, Inc.
Business Description: Francorp specializes in franchising and other expansion programs, including licensing, dealerships, distributorships, and direct sales programs.
Chapter: New York
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With more than 40 years of experience in corporate management, franchising, direct sales, and business administration, Donald D. Boroian is among the nation’s most sought after consultants in the field of business expansion.
He and his companies have provided consulting services for more than 10,000 businesses, including some of the nation’s best known franchisors: ARCO’s am/pm Mini Markets, Hershey Foods, Popeye’s Fried Chicken, Discovery Zone, Texaco and Valvoline.
A former executive vice-president of one of the largest publicly owned Amex fast-food chains, with 300 restaurants, Mr. Boroian turned to franchise consulting in 1976. Today, Francorp, Inc., with offices in Chicago, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Dubai, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and Chile, is the largest company in its field. Francorp specializes in franchising and other expansion programs, including licensing, dealerships, distributorships, and direct sales programs.
Mr. Boroian is widely known throughout the world of franchising. He has served as a member of the Industry Advisory Committee of the Franchise Regulation Committee, the Midwest Securities Commissioners’ Association, and the North American Securities Administrator’s Association. He served as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association, was a member of the Forum Committee on Franchising of the American Bar Association, and has been an expert witness in franchise litigation. He has served as co-chairman of the Fair Franchising Standards Committee of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers. He gives frequent seminars on franchising and expansion strategies to colleges, universities, and trade groups. He is often interviewed by journalists and makes numerous appearances on radio and television.
Mr. Boroian was a member of the Board of Trustees of Rush University’s Medical Center and Vice Chairman of the Rush Alzheimer’s Center. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Riverside Hospital. He is a graduate of DePaul University, where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association of DePaul University, where he also serves on the Advisory Board. He continued his post-graduate studies at DePaul and the University of Chicago Executive MBA Program.
Mr. Boroian’s book, The Franchise Advantage, is widely regarded as one of the most authoritative and skillfully written books on franchise development. He is also co-author of the popular Simon & Schuster book, How to Buy and Manage a Franchise. Mr. Boroian’s third book, Franchising Your Business, is co-authored with his grandson, L. Patrick Callaway who serves as President of Francorp. He is also coauthor, along with Joseph Mancuso, of the popular Simon & Schuster book, How to Buy and Manage a Franchise.