We’re on a mission to make investing in franchises easy for everyone

Franchising has long been a high-yield stream of income for those who can meet the high capital and time requirements necessary.

FranShares is the only platform making franchise investing accessible for anyone with as little as $500.

Unlocking franchise investing
for the rest of us

Kenny Rose, Founder & CEO

With a media reach of over 300 million people, Kenny Rose is a renowned expert on investing in franchises.

His career started off in finance at Merrill Lynch, during which he advised individuals on building their portfolios to preserve and grow wealth. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, he sought out how to confidently go into business ownership with predictable results and was introduced to the world of franchising.

As a franchise broker, he helped individuals identify, evaluate, and buy a franchise that matched their long-term goals of either leaving the corporate world or adding an additional income stream to their portfolio.

After rising through the ranks of the world’s largest franchise brokerage, he founded Semfia, a franchise brokerage focused on income-producing and manager-run franchises.

His views on franchising have been featured in Business Insider, Forbes, ABC, TheHustle, American Express, the Amazon feature book “More Than Just French Fries,” and other publications around the world.

Whitney Tindale, Director of Financial Operations

Whitney is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of financial operations experience. He currently oversees the operations, financial, tax, and compliance functions at FranShares.

Before joining FranShares, Whitney was a US Alternatives Director at Schroders ($500B+ regulatory AUM) where he developed and managed the operations of the Alternative Rates Strategy. He was also a senior member of the firm’s US Private Asset Product Development team, where he leveraged his broad operational, structuring, and tax expertise to accelerate the development and launch of Private Equity, Private Debt, and other alternative funds.

Prior to Shroders, Whitney spent 14 years at EMF Financial Products ($1B+ regulatory AUM), a relative value hedge fund advisor, serving as Principal, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.

Whitney also spent five years at Coast Asset Management ($1B+ regulatory AUM), a relative value hedge fund and fund of funds advisor, where he was Chief Financial Officer.


Brandon Sellers, Head of Growth

Brandon has over 10 years of growth marketing experience across fintech, consumer products, e-commerce, mobility, and B2B SaaS. He has developed expertise in building growth programs from the ground up at early-stage venture-backed companies, while helping them achieve product-market fit.

Prior to joining FranShares, Brandon was the Head of Growth at Gridwise, where he led the team that scaled the company from nearly zero to 400,000 users, using growth tactics such as paid acquisition, SEO, Content, and Influencers, among others.

Prior to Gridwise, Brandon founded his own growth agency, which serviced more than 50 clients while reaching $450k ARR.

Brandon holds a Bachelors of Accountancy from the University of Northern Illinois, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.


Emily Norwood, Growth Specialist

Emily is a Growth Specialist at FranShares. She manages social media and works with the team to execute ongoing marketing campaigns.


Emily graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations. She laid the foundation for her career in marketing and public relations by working on a strategic PR campaign for an international nonprofit organization and gained experience with social media management in a variety of industries including nonprofit, consumer, and tech. Emily was FranShares very first intern and was brought on full-time upon graduation.


Our team and advisors


Co-Founder & Board Director, Ampler Restaurant
(450+ Location Franchisee)

stuart larkins

Co-Founder and Partner, Chicago Ventures

Jeremy Hirsch

Co-Head of Franchise
Investment Banking,
Houlihan Lokey

Moody Nashawaty

Head of Strategy, MuteSix (Acq)

Sean Fannan

Co-Founder & CTO, Chartboost (Acq)

Dan rutberg

Co-Founder & COO, MuteSix (Acq)

Tony cappaert

Co-Founder & COO,
Contactually (Acq)

Cody barbo

Founder & CEO, Trust & Will

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