Kurt Kempfer started his business career in large Corporate America, but pretty quickly realized that the fun and challenge seemed to lie within business ownership. As a result, Kurt left the corporate life and bought one and started another small, independent business. After learning some interesting/expensive lessons about independent business ownership and then selling those businesses, Kurt discovered the franchise business model. And now with over 30 years of in-depth experience within the franchise industry, including owning and operating his own local franchises, Kurt Kempfer has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with someone looking to start their own business within the franchise model.
Starting as an Independent Regional Developer, Mr. Kempfer’s first franchise venture was with National AutoFinders, Inc. (NAF). Based upon his success in growing and supporting a Region for NAF, Kurt was awarded the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Since that time, and over the past 30+ years, Kurt has held key sales, franchise development and senior management positions with a number of leading U.S. franchise companies operating within a variety of industry segments. He has had significant participation in the growth of such franchise organizations as Grease Monkey International, Pak Mail, Uniglobe Travel, Speedy Auto Glass, NOVUS Windshield Repair, Adventures in Advertising, Qpoint Mortgage, Buyers Resource Realty, World Inspection Network, SNAP Fitness, AdvantaClean, ARCpoint Labs, and National Home Buyers Assistance – where he was President and COO.
Through his franchise consultancy company, Kurt has worked with numerous start-up or emerging franchise networks. He has also served as a Franchise Consultant and Coach through several industry affiliations, working with scores of potential franchise owners. Mr. Kempfer has been very active in franchise industry organizations on both the local and national levels, and as a result of his franchise industry experience and participation, Kurt Kempfer is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in quality franchise development and growth in the United States. During his many years in franchising, Kurt’s main reward and satisfaction has come from helping hundreds of individuals and families achieve the goal of business ownership.
Kurt lives with his wife in the Denver, CO area, with kids and grandkids close by. Kurt has been an active runner and competitor throughout his life, completing 24 marathons all across the country, and internationally. He also got involved in triathlons, now having completed two ½
IronMan Triathlons, and a full IronMan event. Thus, his nickname: IronDog!