John is a partner and co-founder of Franchise Formations. He is also the co-founder and Managing Director of Americas Franchising Group (AFG) in Miami, Florida, a leading provider of franchise consulting services throughout the Americas. John has over 20 years of executive experience both domestically and internationally within sales, marketing, operations, business development and finance with leaders in the technology, franchise and medical industries.
Prior to founding Americas Franchising Group, John worked with many of the worlds’ largest and most respected brands throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Caribbean. His experience spans many market segments including Service Providers, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Public Sector. Throughout his career John held senior leadership positions at industry leading companies such as Cisco Systems, Akamai Technologies, Lithium Technologies and Physician Sales and Service. In these positions, John was responsible for developing go to market strategies and execution plans while relentlessly focusing on team building and culture to drive results.
John and his team at AFG have developed a franchise development platform which includes consulting services to individuals and investment groups and assisting companies to expand their franchise footprint internationally. His expertise lies in matching the right franchising concepts with the personal and business goals of their clients. He and his colleagues at AFG have deep experience in recognizing market opportunities given regional differences and International norms of business.
In addition to his role as Managing Director of Americas Franchising Group, John serves as the Chairman of the International Franchise Committee for The Global Trade Chamber based in Miami, Florida. John actively consults with business leaders from Chambers of Commerce around the world, advising them on opportunities for franchise ownership within their respective countries.
Outside of work, John and his wife Veronica are active in their local church and enjoy traveling and spending quality time with the family. He is an Alumni of Washington State University where he served as Mortar Board President and held various offices within Honor Societies and The Intra Fraternal Council. He is actively engaged in philanthropic efforts supporting Autism Awareness and Haiti reconstruction.
John Canaday can be reached at [email protected].