Pam Vias, CFB, CFM, CFSC, has over 20 years of successful business experience as an Entrepreneur, award-winning Business Development Manager and Sales Executive for Fortune 500 companies and business start-ups. She has been a small business owner and advocate for over 15 years and currently owns two companies.
Mrs. Vias has been in the Franchise space for 5 years as both a Consultant to Franchisors and those individuals looking for entrepreneurship through Franchising. She is a Certified Franchise Broker, as well as, Franchise Consultant, Coach and Mentor. Mrs. Vias is President, Founder and Co-Owner of The Franchise Finder, Inc. an International Franchise Consultancy.
Mrs. Vias is a systems-oriented franchise consultant who provides services to both Franchises and guides candidates through the business/franchise selection process in addition to linking candidates with tools and professionals to help them during due diligence: i.e.: demographic market analysis, legal, accounting, financing options, other business considerations. Ultimately, her company provides the resources to facilitate candidates’ decisions who want the ‘American Dream’ of business ownership.
Mrs. Vias in her 5th year with the Franchise Brokers Association. She has been a CFB Program Instructor for 3 years. She has been honored by the FBA with awards for: Franchise Broker of the Year, 2009; Certified Franchise Broker (CFB), 2009; Certified Franchise Mentor (CFM), 2010, Visionary of the Year, 2010; Certified Franchise Sales Compliant (CFSC), 2011; and Senior Advisory Council 2010, 2011, 2012. Pam understands the mission of the association and embraces it as her own.
In addition to senior membership in the Franchise Brokers Association, she is an Affiliate of the Business Alliance, Inc., National Association of Female Executives, Women in Technology International (WITI), SESA, Technology Association of GA and WIT. Mrs. Vias’ interests include family, cooking, photography and astronomy.