Marvin L. Storm is nationally recognized entrepreneur and a Certified Franchise Executive (“CFE”) with more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of entrepreneurship and franchising. He earned his B.S. in accounting and began his career with Deloitte, an international accounting firm.
Developing a growing interest in entrepreneurship, he founded an equipment leasing firm originating nearly $100M in equipment leases. Through his leasing affiliations, he became knowledgeable with various franchise companies and the benefits of the franchising business model eventually becoming a unit franchisee. He parlayed his management methodology into a multi-unit franchisee operation as well as in becoming a regional franchisee.
Based on his initial success, he founded Blackstone Hathaway, a regional franchise marketing and management firm, specializing in developing franchise locations in the western states region for out-of-area franchisors. As Blackstone Hathaway grew, this allowed him to acquire a franchise company as well as launching a new franchise company building both into rapidly growing franchise concepts.
During his franchise career, Marv has been a franchisee, multi-unit franchisee, regional franchisee and franchisor in multiple franchise businesses enabling him to develop and oversee of hundreds of franchises.
Marv has served on the Boards of Directors of numerous franchise brands, is an advisor to multiple franchise companies, serves as an expert witness in franchise litigation, authored a book “Transitioning from Employee to Entrepreneur – A Road Map for Aspiring Entrepreneurs,” served as a featured columnist on Regional Franchising for Franchise Update Magazine, has been a frequent speaker with the International Franchise Association, Franchise Update Media Conferences and numerous other entrepreneurial venues and has been a seminar facilitator with one world’s premier franchise management consulting firms, Management 2000, based in Tucson, AZ.
Currently, Marv is leveraging his decades of experiences in entrepreneurship and franchising by providing business acquisition and management expertise for The Business Visa Solutions Group which specializes in the placement and management of structured investment based franchise businesses for foreign national investors seeking US visas.
He is married with five children, sixteen grandchildren and lives in El Dorado Hills, CA.