As Chief Development Officer at FRANdata, Ron Feldman utilizes his knowledge and experience with franchise finance to improve the flow of capital to the franchise community. His efforts build upon FRANdata’s financing solutions for franchisors that assist their franchisees with the financing process. Feldman is also a principal at Franchise America Finance and Siegel Financial Group and continues to serve as their Chief Brand Strategist.
Prior to his time at Siegel Financial and Franchise America Finance, Feldman was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Response USA, a publicly traded Alarm Systems Company. Before entering into the private sector, Feldman and his wife were one of the early Goddard School franchisees and successfully owned, operated and sold their Goddard School franchise. He is often called upon to be a keynote speaker at franchise-related events, and has appeared on television programs championing the cause of small businesses. Feldman has been published numerous times in trade magazines, and is the instructor-of-choice and subject matter expert on financing and capital access to the International Franchise Association (IFA). Feldman was awarded the Sid Feltenstein MVP Award for service to the IFA’s Political Action Committee (FRANPAC) in 2013. As a principal of Siegel, He sits on the supplier forum advisory board of the IFA and has the distinction of being a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE).