Lori L. Kiser is a franchise industry executive known for her extensive knowledge and experience in franchise development. She is a dynamic entrepreneur with 30+ years of development experience in franchise management, corporate travel management with the largest travel franchisor, family business operations and dynamics, and B-to-B sales with proven success and demonstrated creativity.

Lori is highly experienced in executing franchise business growth and development strategies, analyzing industry and competitor performance, and maximizing business earnings. Her skills encompass exceptional communication, interpersonal relationships, executive management, organizational administration, customer service, and problem solving and leadership skills. She thrives in both independent and collaborative work environments. And as a former franchisee and franchisor, Lori has a great understanding and appreciation for the focus, determination and hard work required to be successful at growing a business.

Lori’s experience in such a wide array of “seats” in the franchising world gives her a one-of-a-kind perspective. Lori has been a franchisor, franchisee, vendor, and leader of a franchise broker network. It is this experience, plus her energy and enthusiasm, that enables her to get results and make the journey fun along the way.
Joe Keeley – Founder & GM – College nannies+sitters+tutors

Lori carries an abundance of energy and pairs this with a highly inquisitive and straightforward approach. She is a sought after mentor and coach, and she has written for, been quoted by, and often interviewed by numerous franchise publications. Lori is a regular speaker at franchise industry events and also appeared on MSNBC on a segment regarding franchise issues.

Lori is now sharing her experience through The Decide Group, a consultancy delivering solutions in the area of franchise development and recruiting with a specialty in the area of lifecycle management. She has developed and implemented a unique and unprecedented approach to franchise exit strategies and has added consulting services on this new solution to her toolbox of services for her clients.

Professional Affiliations

Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) – International Franchise Association sponsored program
Member of the International Franchise Association’s Social Sector Task Force (2010 to Present)
Advisory Board Member for
College Nannies + Tutors
Prior Advisory Board Member for Guidant Financial Group
Board of Directors of Rapid Refill Franchising Corp, LLC
Active member of the franchise
industry as a trainer and speaker focusing in the areas of industry
trends, strategy, franchise
development, operations and
successful exit strategies
Speaker and Volunteer –
Dress for Success
Carlson Companies Executive
Leadership Program sponsored
by the University of Minnesota
Carlson School of Management
(2000 to 2001)