Business Intermediary CFE
Bill has 15 years of extensive corporate experience augmented by a formal education and refined by years of experience in the franchise industry. Bill was born and raised in South Jersey. Prior to joining Murphy, Bill spent years in the franchise and food service industry. During his tenure, he held positions focusing on training, corporate operations, development, sales, marketing, R & D, and branding. Bill has personally developed and opened over 50 franchise locations. His success in the franchise and business sales industry comes from a proven record of success achieved through diligence, hard work, attention to detail, and his belief of doing business with a daily focus on honesty, integrity, and trust. Bill owned and operated HIT5 Consultants, which focused on small business development and start up franchises. Bill has personally operated and owned three retail businesses that he now sold. Bill is a development and sales consultant with Franchise Marketing Systems and a Vice President of a retail franchise company based in the Northeast. Bill's work with Franchise Marketing Systems centers around franchise development and sales, marketing, social media, branding, and training systems.
Bill attended ATP Flight School based in Florida where he specialized and studied Aviation/Airway Management and Operations. Bill completed his Certified Franchise Executive curriculum with the International Franchise Association in 2014.
As an Agent of Murphy Business, Bill is connected to hundreds of Business Brokers in over 160 offices across North America. This network of experienced professionals gives him access to expertise in businesses and franchises from virtually any industry, large or small.
Since graduating from Boston University, Jessica has built great relationships through her experience in sales, customer care, small business ownership and as a Pennsylvania licensed real estate agent. She takes great pride in bringing buyers and sellers together and goes the extra mile to ensure the transaction happens with dedication and integrity.
For eighteen years Philip was an independent contractor for one of the World’s largest and most respected nonprofit organizations. It was his responsibility to oversee public relations, marketing, personnel supervision and facilities management for operations ranging from two to five million dollars. He was personally responsible for meeting payrolls for a staff of more than 70, managing a fleet of vehicles including 12 tucks, budgeting and of course any an all crisis management. Through it all, all the stress and joys, involved in the entrepreneurial life he discovered the secret to success and his passion: facilitating mutually beneficial relationships between even the most adverse parties.
At times this could be emotionally draining as each party naturally contended for their best interest but Philip discovered he was ideally “wired” to absorb and diffuse this natural tension to facilitate highly productive negotiations. Throughout his career he managed to forge quality partnerships with the even most unlikely of parties. Now it’s his passion to bring the right parties together to see that great companies continue to prosper.
Andrew started his business career in Franchise Development with Rita’s Italian Ice Franchise Company as an intern. After working for Rita’s and graduating from Drexel University in 2009 he moved over to Franchise Development with Franchise Dynamics, an outside Franchise sales organization Andrew aided in the development of 5 franchise systems while at Franchise Dynamics. After Franchise Dynamics, Andrew worked as a Marketing Representative with Rockwood Programs, a Professional Liability Wholesaler based in Wilmington, DE. Even though Andrew enjoyed the insurance industry, he missed the Franchise Industry. With his new passion for Insurance and his ongoing passion for the franchise industry, Andrew decided to start A.J. Lawrie & Associates, an Insurance Agency/Brokerage Specializing in the Franchise Industry. In May of 2013 Andrew decided to merge with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the 3rd largest insurance broker in the nation. Andrew worked as a Program Manager for 3 years with AJG, but wanted to get back onto the franchise side of things. Andrew worked as Director of Franchising for Little Nest Portraits an Emerging brand in the Philadelphia market for 6 months before joining Murphy Business and Financial. From 2009-Current Andrew also owns and runs his own Athletic Training Facility, Supreme Power Fitness in Kennett Square, PA. Andrew also is Co-Founder and on the Board of the Philadelphia Franchise Association.
Franchising has always been a part of Andrew's family. Andrew's Great Uncle, William Rosenberg, founded Dunkin Donuts in 1950 as well as the International Franchising Association in 1960. Andrew's grandfather, Leonard Swartz, has been in the Franchise Industry for 49 years and continues to work in the industry today. Andrew has always been interested in the franchise industry and this was increased even further by attending several conventions and meetings with Leonard and increasing his knowledge of the franchise industry. Andrew is a Certified Franchise Executive through the IFA.