Mariel has spent her professional career in franchising and is an enthusiastic proponent of entrepreneurship today. Her data-driven yet passionate approach with clients has kept her an award-winning consultant for over a decade. Most notably, in 2019 Mariel was recognized in the top 1% of franchise experts in the country.
Mariel is sought out by professionals interested in exploring career/income replacement opportunities, as well as individuals, couples and investment groups looking to build wealth semi-passively.
She uses her 30 year background to provide complimentary services to curious and serious candidates.Through tailored searches in local markets she is ale to identify high-potential growth brands that fit the lifestyle and income goals of each client. She represents her clients to franchise executives, and coaches them on all aspects of investing and owning a franchise.
As popularity in franchise investing soars, Mariel has had the good fortune of assisting professional athletes, veterans and other A-Players in transition wanting a clear and efficient way to evaluate opportunities.
Mariel holds an BA and MA, and has successfully helped some of the most iconic franchise brands engineer high performance franchisees. Since 2000, she has been keynoting, leading workshops and trainings at popular industry and franchise annual events Her signature work on “People, Performance & Profits” carved the way for today’s focus – helping individuals wanting to be successful in business by playing to their strengths.
She is a trusted SCORE resource in NY and NYC, and assists successful small businesses discover and evaluate the franchise path to scaling their brand nationally.
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