Jeff Abbott has held a variety of positions at the local, district, and regional levels for McDonald’s and Taco Bell, and has been involved in the management of two start-up concepts (in one instance, rapidly growing the chain to 120 units).
During his consulting career, he has worked with clients in the retail, automotive, restaurant and bar, manufacturing, investing, marketing, publishing, package delivery, accounting and tax services, sales, and with a variety of business to consumer concepts in the US and International markets. He has authored hundreds of analyses featuring market segmentation, competitive benchmarking, and strategy development. Jeff has assisted in the planning and implementation for multiple prototype projects in retail, business to consumer services and the restaurant industry.
Most recently, he completed a year long assignment as Acting President during start-up of the new franchise division of an automotive company in the Middle East.
He works with existing franchisors to improve franchise sales, franchise operations and implementing initiatives in the corporate environment and with new franchisors to launch new franchise programs. Jeff is a speaker and panelist at franchisor events and industry conventions.
Abbott holds a BS in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.