Our Team

Meet the Team that Drives Your Franchise Growth
  • Robert Stidham
    Robert Stidham
    Chief Executive Officer
Robert Stidham
Chief Executive Officer

Robert Stidham is the Chief Executive Officer of Franchise Dynamics, a full-service franchise sales outsourcing firm. With company and affiliate offices in Chicago, Scottsdale, Arizona and Springfield, Missouri, Franchise Dynamics currently represents a number of emerging to large-sized franchisors in a wide variety of categories throughout the United States and worldwide. He is the Founder of the Company, a principal investor and partner in the company and a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Stidham is an accomplished franchise sales and business development executive with a proven track record of increasing franchise units, revenue and profitability while gaining market share and expanding brand awareness for both new franchise concepts and established brands. He has held a variety of positions in the franchise industry in franchise development, operations, consulting and as a franchise company president. Mr. Stidham is active in the International Franchise Association (IFA), serving as a member of the International Committee, having previously served as a member of the IFA Research Committee and the Membership Committee.

Since 1992, he has been involved with over 2,000 franchised business start-ups, multi-unit, and area development agreements in over 45 countries. Mr. Stidham’s corporate experience includes a variety of franchise categories including business and home services, and retail and food concepts for small franchisors and major companies such a MRI Worldwide, Dunhill Staffing Systems, and Harris Research, Inc. (parent company of Chem-Dry and N-Hance Wood Renewal), a Home Depot company, amongst others.

We are proud to be a past  ‘Inc. Magazine’ 500|5000 Company and the company has received numerous awards for its performance.  Mr. Stidham was a nominee for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ (Midwest) Awards. Mr. Stidham has written about various franchise topics for the IFA “Franchising World” magazine and has recently been interviewed for articles appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Franchise Times, Franchise Update, Newsweek and SUCCESS Magazine. He is widely quoted in the franchise and business press and a sought after franchise industry author and industry speaker.

 

  • Charles Dobyns
    Charles Dobyns
    President & Chief Development Officer
Charles Dobyns
President & Chief Development Officer

Charles Dobyns is the President and Chief Development Officer of Franchise Dynamics, a full-service franchise sales outsourcing firm. With company and affiliate offices in Chicago, Scottsdale, Arizona and Springfield, Missouri, Franchise Dynamics currently represents a number of emerging to large-sized franchisors in a wide variety of categories throughout the United States and worldwide. He is a principal investor and partner in the company and a member of the Board of Directors. Stidham, Robert 10-17-1383_12x18

Mr. Dobyns is an accomplished franchise sales and business development executive with a proven track record of increasing franchise units, revenue and profitability while gaining market share and expanding brand awareness for both new franchise concepts and established brands. He has held a variety of positions in the franchising industry in as a multi-unit franchisee, in franchise development and operations and as an industry consultant.

He has been involved with franchising since 1989 and in the development phase of his career he has been involved in well over 1,000 franchised business start-ups, multi-unit, and area development agreements, globally. Mr. Dobyns was at one time the largest Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s largest franchisee – successfully operating 31 units in the southern California market, a business he built and successfully sold. His corporate experience includes a variety of franchise company’s including Ziebart, Line-X, Rhino Linings and Fast Wraps, USA.

Additionally, Mr. Dobyns is both a sought after franchise industry speaker and outstanding franchise sales trainer.

 

 

  • Mark Potocki
    Mark Potocki
    Senior Vice President
Mark Potocki
Senior Vice President

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Mark Potocki is Senior Vice President for Franchise Dynamics. Mr. Potocki is a member of Franchise Dynamics’  management committee and is based in Chicago, Illinois. In 2012, Mark worked as Senior Director of Franchise Development where he played a crucial role in franchise development for one of Franchise Dynamics’ large franchisor clients.

Prior to working for Franchise Dynamics, Mark was responsible for overseeing the Franchise Development Department at Spring-Green Lawn Care. While at Spring-Green, Mark served as a guest speaker at the Chicago IFA Legal Symposium as well as regional FBN and WFN events.

Mark has been awarded with three STAR awards at the Franchise Update Leadership Conference for best practices in his sector and has been seen on Fox Business News discussing the benefits of a home and mobile franchise in today’s economy.  Mark holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Chicago and a Med. from the University of La Verne.

  • Robert Stidham
    Robert Stidham
    Chief Executive Officer
Robert Stidham
Chief Executive Officer

Robert Stidham is the Chief Executive Officer of Franchise Dynamics, a full-service franchise sales outsourcing firm. With company and affiliate offices in Chicago, Scottsdale, Arizona and Springfield, Missouri, Franchise Dynamics currently represents a number of emerging to large-sized franchisors in a wide variety of categories throughout the United States and worldwide. He is the Founder of the Company, a principal investor and partner in the company and a member of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Stidham is an accomplished franchise sales and business development executive with a proven track record of increasing franchise units, revenue and profitability while gaining market share and expanding brand awareness for both new franchise concepts and established brands. He has held a variety of positions in the franchise industry in franchise development, operations, consulting and as a franchise company president. Mr. Stidham is active in the International Franchise Association (IFA), serving as a member of the International Committee, having previously served as a member of the IFA Research Committee and the Membership Committee.

Since 1992, he has been involved with over 2,000 franchised business start-ups, multi-unit, and area development agreements in over 45 countries. Mr. Stidham’s corporate experience includes a variety of franchise categories including business and home services, and retail and food concepts for small franchisors and major companies such a MRI Worldwide, Dunhill Staffing Systems, and Harris Research, Inc. (parent company of Chem-Dry and N-Hance Wood Renewal), a Home Depot company, amongst others.

We are proud to be a past  ‘Inc. Magazine’ 500|5000 Company and the company has received numerous awards for its performance.  Mr. Stidham was a nominee for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ (Midwest) Awards. Mr. Stidham has written about various franchise topics for the IFA “Franchising World” magazine and has recently been interviewed for articles appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Franchise Times, Franchise Update, Newsweek and SUCCESS Magazine. He is widely quoted in the franchise and business press and a sought after franchise industry author and industry speaker.

 

  • Charles Dobyns
    Charles Dobyns
    President & Chief Development Officer
Charles Dobyns
President & Chief Development Officer

Charles Dobyns is the President and Chief Development Officer of Franchise Dynamics, a full-service franchise sales outsourcing firm. With company and affiliate offices in Chicago, Scottsdale, Arizona and Springfield, Missouri, Franchise Dynamics currently represents a number of emerging to large-sized franchisors in a wide variety of categories throughout the United States and worldwide. He is a principal investor and partner in the company and a member of the Board of Directors. Stidham, Robert 10-17-1383_12x18

Mr. Dobyns is an accomplished franchise sales and business development executive with a proven track record of increasing franchise units, revenue and profitability while gaining market share and expanding brand awareness for both new franchise concepts and established brands. He has held a variety of positions in the franchising industry in as a multi-unit franchisee, in franchise development and operations and as an industry consultant.

He has been involved with franchising since 1989 and in the development phase of his career he has been involved in well over 1,000 franchised business start-ups, multi-unit, and area development agreements, globally. Mr. Dobyns was at one time the largest Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s largest franchisee – successfully operating 31 units in the southern California market, a business he built and successfully sold. His corporate experience includes a variety of franchise company’s including Ziebart, Line-X, Rhino Linings and Fast Wraps, USA.

Additionally, Mr. Dobyns is both a sought after franchise industry speaker and outstanding franchise sales trainer.

 

 

  • Mark Potocki
    Mark Potocki
    Senior Vice President
Mark Potocki
Senior Vice President

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Mark Potocki is Senior Vice President for Franchise Dynamics. Mr. Potocki is a member of Franchise Dynamics’  management committee and is based in Chicago, Illinois. In 2012, Mark worked as Senior Director of Franchise Development where he played a crucial role in franchise development for one of Franchise Dynamics’ large franchisor clients.

Prior to working for Franchise Dynamics, Mark was responsible for overseeing the Franchise Development Department at Spring-Green Lawn Care. While at Spring-Green, Mark served as a guest speaker at the Chicago IFA Legal Symposium as well as regional FBN and WFN events.

Mark has been awarded with three STAR awards at the Franchise Update Leadership Conference for best practices in his sector and has been seen on Fox Business News discussing the benefits of a home and mobile franchise in today’s economy.  Mark holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Chicago and a Med. from the University of La Verne.