Professional Franchise Advisor since 2004

National Award-Winning Consultant


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 and was honored to accept an invitation into the Forbes Council as a contributing expert.

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 through semi-passive, and passive concepts. In recent years, Mariel began assisting professional athletes, veterans and other A-Players in major transition wanting a sophisticated and efficient way to evaluate opportunities.

She uses her rich background of over 29 years in franchising to provide complimentary services to curious and serious candidates. Mariel conducts tailored, thorough searches in local markets to identify high-potential growth brands that fit the lifestyle and income goals of each client. She represents clients to franchise executives, and coaches them on all aspects of investing and owning a franchise, particularly, how to thoroughly vet and compare opportunities and learn what “Best in Class” brands have in common.

Mariel holds an MA in Counseling Psychology & Organizational Development. She has had the opportunity to work inside some of the most iconic franchise brands on engineering high performance franchisees. She enjoyed many years keynoting, leading workshops and trainings at many industry and franchise 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 specialist in NY and NYC where she lives with her two teenagers, and also assists successful small businesses discover and evaluate the franchise path to scaling their brand nationally.

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