With nearly 30 years in the franchising industry, Franchise Search, Inc. has placed candidates at all levels for clients from startups to globally-recognized brands. We are veterans in the franchise industry, and pair our expertise with state-of-the-art technology to find the right fit for your company’s unique situation.


As long-standing members of the International Franchise Association, our deeply-rooted knowledge of the industry and years of building relationships have provided us with the unique ability to know what’s happening at every moment. We also know what nuances will make a candidate the perfect fit for your staffing needs. Unlike a general recruiter, our specific focus provides us with a unique set of insights.

Our proprietary matching system compares across multiple data points to find the ideal match for your staffing requirements, so whether you need to scale quickly or find someone within a specific geographic radius, our system can extract very detailed specifications.


Our company was established in 1984.


We are located just outside of New York City, where we provide services to our global list of clientele.


Douglas Kushell, the company’s founder, has been involved with the franchise industry his entire life. As someone who grew up attending IFA conferences with his family, he has spent a lifetime learning every facet of the industry, and understands it on a very intimate level.

Doug and his team take great pride in making the connection that puts the right candidate with the right company, where success can flourish. They are very dedicated matchmakers who want to see your franchise succeed.


Douglas Kushell is considered a pioneer and expert in all areas of franchise recruiting and placement. His 30 years of experience spans both domestic and international markets. Doug’s vision and insight revolutionized the employment industry in the early 1980s by dedicating a search firm specializing exclusively in franchising.

Today, Franchise Search, Inc., is the main center for locating experienced franchise talent for the franchise community, domestically and internationally. Franchise Search, Inc., works exclusively for franchise organizations that need experienced franchise specialists in President, CEO, COO, Sales, Operations, Training, Marketing & Advertising, Legal, Finance, Real Estate & Construction and International Development. Franchise Search, Inc., possesses the most comprehensive database of computerized franchise talent in every discipline worldwide.

Douglas is an active member of the International Franchise Association, as well as the Council of Franchise Suppliers. Articles and columns by Douglas, and interviews with him, have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsday, Crain’s, National Employment Weekly, Entrepreneur, Success, Franchising World and other major publications throughout the country.

Douglas was selected by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of its top 40 entrepreneurs under the age of 40. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Young Entrepreneurs Network. He is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York.