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Our Team

Nickolas James

Franchise Consultant/Advisor
Nick James is a leading Franchise Consultant/Advisor and has over 33 years experience in the franchising industry and is one of Australia’s most trusted and successful franchise consultants with a proven track record. Nick brings with him a background in business development and management leadership. Nick has local and international franchise experience for businesses at start up level right through to multi-national businesses. As a highly skilled professional designing and implementing Franchise/Business models and systems, Nick is able to demonstrate a successful proven career in Franchise & Business Development, Sales & Recruitment, Franchise & Business Management, as well as executive level negotiating with major accounts and clients at a local, national and international level. Nick is instrumental in bringing together many of Australia’s best people to achieve the goals of his clients. Working closely with them Nick has been leading and setting a high standard in Franchising in Australia and abroad. Nick is instrumental in the direction of all areas of the Franchise Central business.

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Sue Maddox

Sue Maddox

Sue is a fully qualified lawyer specialising in franchising & commercial law. She is part of an extensive legal team supporting and working closely with clients in achieving desired results efficiently & effectively. Having practised law and run her own business for over 10 years, She has significant experience in franchise legal documentation, systems development and project management. Sue and her team have worked hands-on and provided expert advice, including systems development and implementation, organisational culture change and auditing to over 300 businesses across Australia including retail, hospitality, manufacturing, transport, aged care and white & blue collar service sectors. She assists both Franchisors and Franchisees that require legal advice and negations as well as those seeking to advise on potential new franchise documentation.

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Nick Ikonomou

Nick is one of Australia’s leading franchise/business coaches specialists having mentored for over 16 years across all industries through in excess of 290 one on one business coaching clients. Many of those being franchises as franchisors or franchisees. Nick’s business development/coaching specialty has helped so many in Franchising which means that Nick understands the intricacies of what the psychology of this model provides. You can be rest assured that you will receive top shelf level business mentoring to ensure that your franchise business is running to its best potential which is suitable at the franchisor and franchisee levels.

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Michael Ramsay

Michael  has been involved in the retail and property business sector for over 10 years and has been instrumental in setting up property leases all over Australia with a specific emphasis in assisting Franchisers and Franchisees with their retail stores. Michael is currently representing some very big brands in Australia and a host of many start up franchises that he assists with site identification, lease negotiations, site disposals and retail strategies. He has a first hand knowledge of the Australian market and has strong relationships with all major landlords. Michael can assist Franchisors and Franchisees that require sites in both shopping centres and strip site locations.

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Victoria Marie

Victoria is a holder of a Bachelor of Psychology, minoring in Sociology and aids in administrative and human resources roles with Franchise Central. Her knowledge and skills are assisting franchisors and franchisees with training and recruiting quality people for their businesses. Victoria is an integral part of coordinating the Franchise Central clients and team, and has a passion for helping people achieve their dreams and maintaining a balanced life.

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Max Monahan

Max has over 32 years experience in IT roles since completing his Bachelor of Applied Science(double majoring in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics). He has worked in system administration of Mainframe systems, Supercomputers, UNIX systems and personal computers in a Government organisation. In the latter half of his career he concentrated on programming across various platforms including web front and back end systems. He has experience in many more aspects of computing, far too many to mention. Even his hobby is computer related, currently writing computer games in his spare time.

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Nancy Fisher

Nancy Fisher

Nancy Fisher heads Franchise Centrals International Franchise Centre. A leading franchise consultant in her own right, she specialises in assisting franchisors wishing to expand into international markets as well as coming to Australia. The consummate professional, she deeply understands the needs of international franchisors and investors and is committed to assisting franchisors in expanding and guiding investors to find suitable franchise opportunities in Australia and overseas.

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Dimitri Giannakoulias

Dimitri is a Retail, Sales and Promotions professional with a Diploma of Business Management and specialises in marketing and event management. He has represented Franchise Central and franchisors in promoting franchises at expos in both Australia and in the United States. Dimitri has also assisted a number of retail businesses in improving sales, managing and training staff for our clients. He has a strong interest in fashion and fashion merchandising, with a dedication for designing and marketing, he enjoys working with people to consummate all creative concepts.

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Andrew Sepulcri

Andrew is a specialist videographer and is in his final year of a Bachelor of creative arts in Film & Television at Deakin University, minoring in design. He is Franchise Central’s marketing and publicist person who takes care of information for Franchise Central and its clients. Andrew brings with him a young, innovative, edgy and fresh new approach in fulfilling Franchise Central’s and our clients’ requests.

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Aman Srivastava

Aman is an IT professional and completed his studies with a Bachelor of Information Technology from Deakin University, majoring in Cloud Computing and IT Security. He is Franchise Central’s Web Developer and Social Media head who handles the front and back-end of the firm’s IT requirements. Aman brings new ideas and strategies to boost both Franchise Central’s and our client’s online presence, so that we are able to assist them with achieving their business ideals and creative outlooks.

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Kelly Young

Kelly Young

Kelly has a Bachelor degree in marketing and digital media with extensive digital platform experience in presenting and marketing franchisors digital and social media channels.
She is an accomplished professional in her field and has assisted Franchise Central and Franchisors with social media advertising requirements.

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Graham Mohan

Graham Mohan

Graham has over 8 years of experience in financial services and manages the online finance portal/application process on the Franchise Central website. He heads up the  Finance Brokering arm of Franchise Central as a financial assistance provider, specialising in Franchise/business, commercial, vehicle and personal loan finance to Franchisors, Franchisees and intending Franchisee/Business owners. He can assist you with all your financial queries no matter where you are in Australia.  Whether you want to invest or refinance via secured or unsecured loans, buy your first franchise business or ensure your current business loan is still the right one for you, He can help you with the ultimate service.

Prior to joining the Franchise Central Team, He held senior positions including National Sales Manager at a national financial services company. Graham has a BCom in Economics and Finance from Sydney University.

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Philip Russell

Phillip Russell

Phillip brings with him over 8 years of experience in business management consulting with a strong emphasis on HR and Recruitment of key personnel for Businesses and Franchise networks.

As a skilled professional with finely tuned communication skills, he has an empathetic and strong ability to explain details of franchise opportunities to all levels of people in many different franchised industries. The strict and systematic Recruitment Process of potential new franchisees and assessing applications is an integral part of his responsibilities.

Phillip understands the needs of enquiring franchisee/investors in applying for a franchise and has displayed strong commitment in assisting applicants in choosing franchise opportunities that meet their criteria while also fulfilling franchisor clients requirements.

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