As Vice President of Research, Mari plays a central role in leading the company’s focus on the future of franchise performance modeling and the role franchising data analytics will play in creating long-term strategic value for FRANdata clients and constituents. Mari Millard comes to FRANdata with over a decade of leadership experience around data management, research and client solutions.
A “data nerd” at heart, Mari thrives in a fast-paced data-rich environment where she can analyze and crunch information into valuable strategic intelligence for FRANdata.
Prior to joining the FRANdata team, Mari held various research leadership positions within the consulting, start-up and research arenas. Most recently, she worked for the real estate research company CoStar Group, the number one provider of information, marketing and analytic services in the real estate industry, where she helped to build a research department to nearly 300 team members within a one-year time frame. She holds an MBA from St. Thomas University.