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Tom DuFore

Tom Dufore

Franchise Marketing Systems
Business Consultant
Forsyth County, GA

About Me

Tom DuFore is the Chief Operating Officer for Franchise Marketing Systems. In his critical role he is responsible for the oversight of Franchise Marketing Systems Operations and consulting with and advising FMS Clients. Tom has personally worked with and advised hundreds of businesses ranging from the largest companies in the world to start-ups. Prior to joining Franchise Marketing Systems, Mr. DuFore worked as the Vice President of National Business & Franchise Development and as the Marketing Director for the Rabine Group. The Rabine Group is a National Facilities Maintenance Construction Company with 15 business units. In his critical role he oversaw companywide Sales, Marketing, and National Expansion Initiatives helping the company expand from $126 Million in Revenue to $185 Million in Revenue in a short 2 years. Tom helped the company become recognized 3 consecutive years as a Crain’s Fast Fifty Company, an Inc. Magazine 500|5000 Company, and one of the largest privately held companies in Chicago. Tom also served as the Executive Vice President with the oldest franchise consulting firm where he assisted numerous brands in expanding through franchising. Tom is an expert in franchising, franchise strategic planning, franchise expansion, operations, marketing, internet marketing, and sales. He has been a guest speaker at the International Franchise Expo, Michigan Restaurant Show, International Food Service Show, Chicago Treasury Office Business Expo, and the Franchise and Finance Exhibition in Phoenix. Tom DuFore holds a B.S. Degree in Management from Elmhurst College, and an M.B.A. degree from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Additionally, Tom has served as an adjunct professor for DeVry University. He is the Co-Founder and First President of the Pi Iota Sinfonia Alumni Association and has served on the boards of the Elmhurst College Alumni Association and the Schaumburg Business Association.

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