About Pinnacle

You’ve built a successful business – congratulations! Now what? Take that business to the next level through franchising. Sounds scary, right? Like deciding to climb Everest, you shouldn’t go it alone. It entails training, preparation and support to reach the top. That’s where Pinnacle Franchise Development comes in.

Pinnacle has more than 28 years of both franchise development and consulting experience. We understand the inner workings of a successful franchise and how to get you there. From sales and legal to marketing and branding, Pinnacle ensures that you have all your bases covered to create a thriving franchise system.

Franchising your business is a fast and efficient way to expand. But to do it properly requires a strong system and attention to detail. Errors in the beginning could cost you countless hours of effort and thousands of dollars. Let our experts lead you on the path to taking your business to the top in the franchise world.

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what we do

Networking & Industry Experience

The entire staff at Pinnacle has a long history in the franchise industry. Our established relationships will get your brand in front of the right people faster.

Dedicated Development Team

Our development team will work one on one with you to understand your brand and represent it for maximum growth.

Branding & Marketing Support

A strong brand needs impeccable marketing to stay relevant in any industry. Our marketing team will collaborate with you to show your brand in its best light.

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  • Consulting
    Expertise
  • Dedicated
    Sales Staff
  • Lead
    Generation
  • Sales
    Presentation Development
  • International
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  • Marketing
    Services
  • Policy
    Recommendations
  • FDD
    Support
  • Nick Boarui, Clothes Bin COO

    Pinnacle's organizational and communicative processes are impeccable. Situations that may cause great stress for others are considered formidable challenges and become accomplished missions by the Pinnacle team.

    Nick Boarui

    COO Clothes Bin

meet the team

  • Lory Meyerson

    President

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    Lory Meyerson, President

    Lory has over 15 years of business and franchise experience. Her background allows clientele a unique opportunity to work with a franchise expert who understands all aspects of franchising. Lory’s experience includes playing key roles in growing franchise companies from the ground level to becoming a market leader, in addition to implementing business development systems and processes aimed in assisting mature franchise concepts with new innovative ideas to strategically grow their brand and ultimately reach the next level of success.

    Lory’s areas of expertise include:
    • • Assisting businesses that have a desire to become a franchise
    • • Existing franchise concepts with their FDD preparation
    • • Implementation of marketing and operations
    • • Hiring
    • • Territory selection processes
    • • Franchise relations
    • • Business development/sales
    • • Offering guidance and direction for long-term growth strategies


    Lory has maintained principal roles throughout her career. She has owned her own small business for 8 years in the legal industry then acted as the Vice President of Business Development for two national franchise companies for 6 years, went on to establish a successful franchise consulting firm for the past 3 years, in addition to being an owner herself. Her passion is assisting future prospects and taking them through an extensive and informative research process within the franchise model of their choice. Lory is also knowledgeable in dealing with prospects from foreign countries that have an interest in exploring business ownership in the U.S. while at the same time obtaining their visa status, from E2s, L1s and EB5s.

  • Ashley Mueller

    Creative Director

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    Ashley Mueller, Creative Director

    Ashley Mueller has over 10 years of experience in branding and marketing. She has been with FranNet since 2012 and oversaw FranNet’s rebranding efforts along with social media management. Specializing in identity design, she believes that a strong identity is the starting point for a strong brand. She can help companies starting from scratch as well as established companies in need of a facelift. Her goal at Pinnacle is to understand the message franchises want to convey. Then make that message come through consistently in all representations, whether that be through presentations, print or online. She also is well versed in online marketing and social media management, strategy and etiquette.

Our Executive Team

Lory Meyerson leads Pinnacle Franchise Development. She brings experience from all facets of the franchising industry. She is an energetic individual that is known for their quick response rate, attention to detail and one on one support for each and every client she meets. Ashley Mueller heads Pinnacle’s creative and technology team to insure our brands are represented at their best. She specializes in brand identity and design.

Our Administrative Team

Liz Beck and Jordan St. John keep all the wheels moving – they are extremely responsive and can assist with all administrative needs throughout Pinnacle and with each of our brands that we represent.

  • Liz Beck

    Liz Beck

    Brand Manager

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    Liz Beck, Brand Manager

    With over 19 years of experience, Liz brings a broad spectrum of knowledge in both start-up and mature franchise companies, spanning several industries that include both service based and brick and mortar concepts. Having also spent time as a franchise broker for several years ensures Liz brings a well-rounded perspective to the development process.

  • Jordan St.John

    Jordan St.John

    Executive Assistant & Office Manager

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    Jordan St.John, Executive Assistant & Office Manager

    Jordan St John joined FranNet in April 2014 as an Accounting Clerk and was promoted to Executive Assistant in 2015. Jordan offers Full Administrative Support including: accounting inquiries, contract questions, scheduling for Lory Meyerson as well as any general questions you may have about Pinnacle Franchise Development.

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    Sarah Brown

    Franchise Sales Representative

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    Sarah Brown, Franchise Sales Representative

    Sarah has been in the franchising world in a variety of roles for almost a decade and she is passionate about working with candidates to find the best fit, and is committed to helping people explore their dreams of small business ownership.

    Sarah proudly represents Kale Me Crazy (KMC). KMC is a great fit for Sarah since she is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys helping candidates explore Kale Me Crazy due to its world class franchise system and its promotion of a healthy lifestyle for customers.

    Sarah's background in both franchising and food service industries make her the ideal fit to present KMC. She was a Franchise Owner as the Regional Developer for Synergy HomeCare and she owned the state of Colorado and grew the concept from one location to five in three years and successfully sold her business and moved to Las Vegas.

    Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, she was an executive at Boston Market, Supply Chain Director for General Mills. She also served in the Navy for five years. She is active in the community, and has a passion for dogs and her family, and just celebrated her 26th anniversary.

    Sarah reads 2-3 books per week and highly recommends taking free Coursera courses. She is an avid kick boxer and trail runner, and enjoys all things outdoors.

    Sarah is a PMP (Project Management Professional), has an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a BS from the United States Naval Academy.

  • Frank Morrison

    Frank Morrison

    Franchise Development Representative

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    Frank Morrison, Franchise Development Representative

    Frank has over 18 years of experience in franchise recruitment, coaching and consulting. He provides franchisors with tools and expertise to create breakthroughs in franchise development and leadership.
    His specialties include:

    • • New and resale franchisee recruitment
    • • Lead generation & qualification
    • • Acquisition and Conversion
    • • International Master and Multi-unit development
    • • Non-traditional development
    • • Strong franchise consultant relationships
    • • Franchise consultative sales, due diligence and mutual evaluation process design & execution
    • • Firm understanding of behavior styles, Certified Master Coach

Our Sales Team

Sarah Brown and Frank Morrison come from a long history in the franchise industry and both hold a strong passion for growing new brands. Their reputations and experience in the industry make them huge assets to the Pinnacle Team.

SALES TEAM (CONT’D)

Jack McGinnis adds even more experience to our sales team with a diverse background in multiple forms of entrepreneurship.

  • Jack McGinnis

    Jack McGinnis

    Franchise Development Representative

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    Jack McGinnis, Franchise Development Representative

    Jack has over 50 years of business experience as a small business owner, a franchise consultant and now franchise development representative.
    From starting a small sandwich shop in college, to acquiring and managing a large national information company with offices in multiple states – Jack is well-versed in all stages of entrepreneurship. For the last 13 years, Jack was a franchise consultant and also started franchise development company before retiring in 2015. Like many potential candidates, he found retirement wasn’t for him. He missed working with prospects seeking to change their circumstances. He also knew Pinnacle held the same values that he did in helping franchises grow with qualified candidates and joined our team in 2017.
    Jack’s experience gives him empathy for the new business owner and an understanding of what it is like to have fear, doubt, and worry camp on your doorstep but how to work through it for ultimate success.

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