Summary

As the son of a Stanford professor, Richard J. (Rick) Basch grew up in an environment where education and hard work were prized above all else. Over the course of his nearly two-decade-long career in franchising, Rick has become an accomplished franchise consultant and executive whose unique industry perspective is rooted in his broad base of personal experiences. As a former franchisee, published author and senior franchising executive, Rick has truly seen both sides of the coin and has has gained significant credibility as someone who has "walked the walk." From an educational standpoint, Rick is a seasoned management executive with an MBA, PMP, CFE, CSA and 18+ years of experience in all aspects of business growth & development including: operations, sales, marketing and support. In addition, he is the Founder and CEO of GoodFran Franchise Consulting, LLC and author of Behind The Franchise Curtain - The Ten Key Elements of Franchising.Over the course of his dynamic management career, Rick has spearheaded many successful business and marketing initiatives resulting in exponential business growth and market expansion. Operational responsibilities have included: the planning and implementation of corporate programs and procedures, franchise sales, data analysis based on cutting edge business intelligence (BI) tools, employee training, establishing key strategic alliances, full profit and loss accountability and multiple franchise turn around scenarios.Industry expertise includes: healthcare, automotive, children's entertainment and marketing.

Specialties

• Team Leadership • Financial Management (P&L) • Franchise Development (Sales) • Communication • Customer Service• Franchise Operations • Measures & Standards • Individual & Group Management• Project Management• Marketing/Advertising• Consulting • Strategic Decision Making • Cost/Expense Control

Work History

Work History

President

SYNERGY HomeCare

SYNERGY HomeCare is a national non-medical home care franchise dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to individuals of any age. SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day to those in need -- including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more. SYNERGY HomeCare is the only home care organization with the proprietary C.A.R.E. Team approach, which stands for "Coordinated And Responsive Engagement." At SYNERGY HomeCare, we don't just provide home care, we provide solutions! For additional information, please visit www.synergyhomecare.com.

Executive Vice President

SYNERGY HomeCare

SYNERGY HomeCare is a national non-medical home care franchise dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to individuals of any age. SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day to those in need -- including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more. SYNERGY HomeCare is the only home care organization with the proprietary C.A.R.E. Team approach, which stands for "Coordinated And Responsive Engagement." At SYNERGY HomeCare, we don't just provide home care, we provide solutions! For additional information, please visit www.synergyhomecare.com.

Founder & CEO

GoodFran Franchise Consulting

In addition to my role as President at SYNERGY HomeCare in Gilbert, Arizona, I am also the Founder and CEO of GoodFran Franchise Consulting, LLC. My goal is to build high performance franchises, built on the underlying philosophy that everyone will WIN if we always strive to "Be Good To Each Other."

Vice President - Franchise Automotive

Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is the nation's fourth largest broadline retailer with over 4,000 full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States and Canada. Sears recently announced the launch of a new strategic initiative for the Sears Automotive division. The Sears Authorized Independent Auto Center franchise program offers auto dealers and service providers the opportunity to operate licensed Sears Auto Centers, while leveraging the Sears brand, buying power, distribution network, operating systems and corporate support structure.

President

Cottman Transmission & Total Auto Care

Cottman Transmission Systems, LLC provides vehicle transmissions repair services in the United States and Canada. 

Cottman provides check engine light, fluid leak, vehicle will not move, slipping gears, erratic shifting, cooling system/belts and hoses, battery, tune ups, heating / cooling, brakes, and exhaust system related services. 

The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

VP - Franchise Support Services

The Little Gym International, Inc.

Global franchisor of children’s gyms offering non-competitive motor-skill development programs including music, gymnastics, karate, sports, and other classes designed to boost coordination and confidence.

VP - Franchise Operations

Pump It Up Management

Parent company for two industry leading brands representing the children’s entertainment arena – Pump It Up and BounceU. Featuring 10,000 – 12,000 square foot facilities providing multiple fitness-based activities for children and adults.

Education

Education

BS

Santa Clara University

MBA

California Coast University

Certifications

Certifications

Project Management Professional

Project Management Institute

Chartered Life Underwriter

The American College

Certified Franchise Executive

International Franchise Association