FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise and multi-location management solutions for driving success in sales, operations, and marketing, announced today that it has been recognized by DCA Live as one of the Washington DC area’s Red Hot companies for 2023.
For the 8th consecutive year, DCA Live has recognized Red Hot Companies, the Washington region's fastest-growing and most exciting companies. As the broader markets have cooled during the year, dozens of DC technology ventures have remained Red Hot. DC area companies in cybersecurity, big data, fintech, proptech, health care, and other sectors continue to grow, attract capital and talent and make incredible progress in their missions to solve our country’s biggest challenges.
DCA Live will be profiling FranConnect along with the other Red Hot Companies over the coming weeks and will celebrate them with a lively, fun event on the evening of Thursday, July 13th on the rooftop of Sands Capital in Rosslyn, VA.
FranConnect hit key milestone achievements in 2022 that propelled its growth, customer experience, and innovation trajectory:
- Innovation – Focused on continued innovation in FranConnect’s core technology and offerings including the acquisition of World Manager – a global provider of enterprise learning management and front-line employee engagement solutions to multi-unit businesses. This acquisition expanded FranConnect’s customer portfolio to include some of the largest multi-location brands, including Forever 21, Billabong, Domino’s, Long John Silver’s, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, Nando’s, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, and Ben & Jerry’s and further extend operations in Australia and Colombia.
- Customer Growth – Expanded partnerships with over 100 brands and welcomed over 130 new franchise brands and multi-location businesses to its customer base. With more than 1,500 brands and 350,000 units worldwide relying on its solutions, FranConnect maintains its position as the “gold standard” and only platform helping multi-unit and franchise organizations achieve their business goals across all areas of their operations from supporting the brand to the owners and frontline employees.
- Recognition –
- Gabby Wong as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Mid-Atlantic Award Finalist.
- Andy Volkmann, named “2023 NVTC Emerging Growth CFO of the Year Award Finalist”