Description: Franchise Pros International, Inc. is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, USA and operates on a global basis. The company offers consulting services for all things franchise. Whether you’re looking to purchase a single franchise unit, multi-unit, master development program, or franchise your existing retail or service business, FPI has the means to assist you.
Slogan: A leading full-service franchise consulting firm serving the interests of entrepreneurially minded individuals worldwide.
Motto: Matching Talent with Opportunity!
Mission Statement: Our mission is to assist highly motivated individuals to start and be successful in operating their own business. Using state-of-the-art technology, we will provide the most professional, informative, and loyal service in the industry. We will remain dedicated to our focus on the interests, ambitions, experience, passions, and skills of our clients and will always strive to succeed in finding the “perfect match” of business opportunity or franchise option for the dedicated professionals with whom we engage.
Who We Are… What We Do!
We are Franchise Brokers and Business Consultants.
There are literally thousands of franchise opportunities available and we can help you find the one that is right for you.
The goal is to find the right opportunity that matches your criteria, matches who you are, and produces the desired results.
This is our specialty!
Andy Lamedman, President
With more than 30 years’ experience in business development, sales & marketing management, and independent business consulting, Andy Lamedman has worked with organizations at all levels. From Fortune 100 companies to independent entrepreneurial business owners, he provides a wide array of acumen as an instructor and mentor.
He routinely coaches companies looking to grow their businesses through Franchise Development, while also assisting interested individuals on how to get into the franchise industry safely, quickly, and cost-effectively.
Recognized for his management and leadership skills by a variety of organizations throughout his career, Mr. Lamedman has been the recipient of numerous citations and awards. Most recent recognition has come from the Franchise Brokers Association (FBA), who has presented him with awards in the following categories: Franchise Broker / Consultant of the Year, IndustryLeader of the Year, and Visionary of the Year.
Additional FBA acknowledgements have included; the Senior Advisory Council Service Award, as well as the Certified Franchise Broker (CFB) Instructor / Mentor / Trainer Service Award.
Further, prior career accolades have included the prestigious Person of the Year honor presented to him by one of the nation’s leading independent special-interest magazine publishing companies.
Mr. Lamedman is an accredited Master Consulting Agent (MCA), Executive Coach, and Business Development Trainer, and also holds credentials as a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), Certified Franchise Broker (CFB), Certified Franchise Mentor (CFM), and Certified Franchise Sales Compliant designate (CFSC).
His CFSC designation further distinguishes him among an elite group of Franchise Consultants in the country that have successfully met all necessary requirements set forth by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) governing Compliance Certification for all franchise brokers/consultants operating within the United States.
A consummate training professional, Andy has always most enjoyed sharing his expertise and experiences through the process of coaching and mentoring others. To that end, he brings great skill and satisfaction in living up to his company motto: “Matching Talent with Opportunity”.
His vigorous and active lifestyle also has him paying close attention to health and fitness, meeting new people on a daily basis, and staying committed to giving back wherever and whenever he can.
Paula C. Feig, Vice President
Known as today’s business matchmaker, Paula Feig offers more than two decades of business management and consulting experience to her existing and potential client base. With an exceptionally diverse background across industry, Paula clearly offers a complex and unique perspective on today’s business scene.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Ms. Feig subsequently earned her Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) accreditation through course studies offered by The International Franchise Association (IFA) University. Additionally, she holds designations as a Master Consulting Agent (MCA), and Certified Franchise Broker (CFB), and is an active member of the Franchise Brokers Association (FBA).
Further, Ms. Feig is one of only a handful of Franchise Broker/Consultants in the United States to complete the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Franchise Broker Compliance course requirements and earn her designation as a Certified Franchise Sales Compliant designee (CFSC).
With a corporate background in senior-level management, coupled with her extensive experience as an entrepreneur, Ms. Feig has excelled at all levels of business. Her success in the publishing arena, serving as Publisher of Hawaii Magazine and Advertising Director of such diverse magazines as Private Pilot, Veterinary Product News and Horse Illustrated, one of the top equestrian magazines in the country, has afforded her the opportunity to see how business operates in a variety of categories and industries.
She was also a leading force in the local bridal market in Los Angeles as Owner/Publisher of her own bridal publication Premier Bride.
Ms. Feig's extensive experience provided her a national client base made up ofmany of the Fortune 100 companies including Pharmaceutical Companies, Auto Companies, Packaged Goods Companies, Hotels and their respective Advertising Agencies. Those clients coupled with her client base of small to medium sized business owners has led to her expertise in brokering deals and bringing people together for a common cause.
Recognized throughout her career on numerous occasions for her achievements in leadership as well as outstanding business and sales performance, Ms. Feig has been the recipient of the Salesperson of the Year Award, Leadership Award and the Integrity Award, just to name a few.
Today, she thrives on her matchmaking abilities, marrying qualified candidates to the best suited franchise and business opportunities for them.
She is active in the charity Guide Dogs of the Desert and is currently raising a Standard Poodle puppy to be a future Guide Dog for the Blind.
Ms. Feig's personal interests lie in the areas of fitness, travel, movies, reading, and dogs.