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					Dhawal Shah
Founder and CEO @ Maverick Franchise Brands and Way2Franchise Corp
Dhawal.Shah@way2franchise.com

Summary
Dhawal Shah joined the Franchising Association of India in February 2004, a non-profit organisation
committed to the cause of promoting FRANCHISING as a way of doing business in India.

He has contributed articles for Images Retail, Franchising Focus, RetailBiz, Times of India and
several other publications. He is a columnist for FAI's publication Franchising Focus. For his
forthcoming articles he researches the franchise industry, to come out with new ideas and also enrich
his Franchise Quotient. Past franchising writing credits, include, articles like Franchising, a safe
express to entrepreneurship, Franchising as a career option, Food franchising dynamics, The
Potential of International Franchising in India, The Future of Franchising and many more. He has
studied franchising activity in several cities namely, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata.
He is also co-authoring a book on Franchising with Mr. Pramod Khera, CEO, Aptech Ltd.

Franchising is indeed a vast growing field, at FAI, along with the FAI Team, he has organised and
conducted various seminars and conferences around the world.

Back in 2008, Dhawal, co-founded Way2Franchise.com, a premier portal on Indian Franchising. He is
now building a sales team. He is also providing a benchmarking solution for franchise brands, apart
from exclusive representation of international master franchise brands.

2008 to 2011, has been instrumental in growing and enlarging the new entrepreneurial company.
FranchiseExpo.in has assisted more than 120 franchisors, find more than 1500 franchisees in India.

ArabianFranchise.com and FranchiseSG.com, will be the market leaders in their respective markets,
that is Middle East and Singapore.




He believes franchising has an extremely bright future in India.

Specialties
Franchising, India, Entrepreneurship, Internet, Startups, Marketing, Economics, Globalisation,
Finance


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Experience
Founder and CEO at Maverick Franchise Brands
November 2008 - Present (3 years)
 FranchiseExpo.in is a portal that aims to simplify Indian Franchising, provide comprehensive
 information that would help a franchisor make better decisions and franchisees make better
 choices.

 FranchiseExpo.in is already generating substantial traffic and is attracting visitors from the Indian
 Subcontinent and MiddleEast, stay tuned for more updates. We now have launched
 www.FranchiseExpo.in in partnership with Mart Franchise Ventures, one of the most popular
 franchise brands.

 Our websites are # 2 in India and receive some of the highest amount of traffic. We are the only site
 that maintains editorial integrity and this is the reason, why we have a very high amount of traffic.

 We are now also creating an investment fund, that invests in Franchise Brands. Should it be of
 interest to you, please email us at Dhawal.Shah@way2franchise.com
 30 recommendations available upon request

Visiting Faculty at Welingkar Institute of Management
October 2008 - December 2008 (3 months)
 At Welingkar, we teach PGDM retail students, a 20 hour module on franchising. The only course
 currently available in India.

Dy. Executive Officer at Franchising Association of India
June 2005 - October 2008 (3 years 5 months)
 To develope Franchise Edge, Dhawal is also pursuing Certified Franchise Executive degree from
 International Franchise Association University. On several occassions Dhawal has managed
 uncertainity with probable results.

 His current Operational Level Tasks Include:
 Developing Systems for Client Relations Development, Developing Training Programs. Building
 and creating a winning team. New Product and New Initiative Development. Creating learning
 modules for franchising, Leveraging FAIs core strengths for launching new products and services.
 23 recommendations available upon request

Jr. Executive Officer at Franchising Association of India
February 2004 - May 2005 (1 year 4 months)
 Dhawal's primary responsibility was to strengthen Franchising Focus, as a strong core product for
 the franchising community. He has worked on Franchising Focus, built it into a profit centre and
 presented it as an authoritative source on franchising sources.


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  1 recommendation available upon request

Freelance Writer (Self-Employed)
June 2003 - May 2005 (2 years)
  Dhawal started writing articles as his passion for Advance'dge MBA (www.Advancedge.com),
  Times of India and various other publications. He was gradually offered to write articles for
  Franchising Focus.
  1 recommendation available upon request



Skills
Franchising
Serial Entrepreneurship
Finance and Funding
Franchise Consulting
Business Brokerage
Selling Businesses
Entrepreneur
Franchise Relations
Corporate Fundraising


Certifications
Certified Franchise Executive
Institute of Certified Franchise Executives   February 2008



Education
Institute of Certified Franchise Executive, Washington DC
Certified Franchise Executive, Franchising, 2006 - 2009

Narsee Monjee
Bachelor of Management Studies, Management, Economics, Franchising and Marketing, 2001 - 2004
Activities and Societies: Economics Association, National Debate Team, Chess Team member



Honors and Awards
Certified Franchise Executive by International Franchise Association University, Washington DC

Interests
Franchising, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Networking, Startups, Technology




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Dhawal Shah
Founder and CEO @ Maverick Franchise Brands and Way2Franchise Corp
Dhawal.Shah@way2franchise.com




55 people have recommended Dhawal
 "“I met Dhawal around an year ago and found that he is very passionate, energetic hard working
 and dedicated franchise professional who understands the value of building networking
 relationships. He has vast knowledge of franchising business which is hard to find easily. I would
 recommend him to everyone as he is very professional and easy going person to deal with."
 — Sajid Ali, was Dhawal's client

 "Five years back when I first met Dhawal, I was astonished to see this young man, oozing with
 confidence and managing International Franchising events with amazing ease. Dhawal is a very
 detail oriented person and is passionate about the field (Franchising) he has chosen for himself and
 all his actions would converge at that only. I wonder, how many people in this domain will be able to
 catch up with him. I wish Dhawal all the success in his life."
 — Atul Saxena, Sr. Manager, exchange4media Group, was with another company when working
 with Dhawal at FranchiseExpo.in and Way2Franchise.com

 "I met Dhawal during barcamp in mumbai. I am his friend for more than 1 yr now and what i found
 about him is that he is a very passionate and energetic person. He has good understanding of
 various business models and thats why i feel he is good at identifying franchising opportunities in
 India and abroad. He is a hard worker and has deep understanding of how the franchise industry
 works. I would recommend him to everyone as he is very professional and has the drive to succeed
 in what he sets to acheive !!"
 — Ankit Arora, Assistant Systems Engineer, Tata Consultancy Services, was with another
 company when working with Dhawal at FranchiseExpo.in and Way2Franchise.com

 "I have known Dhawal for the past six years . Have observed him as an Executive at FAI. I am glad
 to see Dhawal doing great in the Franchisin area. He have developed a lot of expertise being the
 early entrants into Franchising arena. I am sure Dhawal can add a lot of value for people into
 franchising and retail."
 — Rajendra Pratap Gupta, was Dhawal's client

 "Dhawal is known to me for a year now and to me he is wonderful person, very passionate about


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his work. He knows about the franchising well and is a great advisor."
— Namita Banka, Owner, Banka Enterprises, was with another company when working with
Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal really knows the franchising scene in India and can be a great resource for international
companies."
— Joel Silverstein, President, East West Hospitality Group Limited, was with another company
when working with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"I found Dhawal to be a go getter and someone with a keen entrepreneurial spirit."
— Larry D'Souza, executive director, Bombay chamber of commerce and industry, was with
another company when working with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

""Dhawal is highly talented professional having excellent presentation as well as communication
skills, his passion towards development of franchisee business will make great impact on Indian
business patterns”"
— Raj Kansara, Category management-non food FMCG, Reliance Retail, was with another
company when working with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"I liked Dhawal from day one. He has a very pleasing personality and great to work with."
— prashant mishra, was Dhawal's client

"Dhawal is a hard working, dedicated franchise professional who understands the value of building
networking relationships. He brings a level of knowledge and business acumen that is hard to find
in today's marketplace. He is extremely knowledgeable within the franchise industry with high
standards and integrity, great source of reference within the industry !! I would recommend Dhawal
as a business partner or vendor."
— Hemal Manek, was Dhawal's client

"Our Interaction has been limited to a single project; which by Dhawal's sheer competence was
executed the best it could be; given the innumerable time constraints. Look out for this fella - He's
one for the future."
— Kenneth Saldanha, Senior Officer, The Times of India, was a consultant or contractor to
Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal and I have worked together on various international franchise development projects. He
has been an invaluable asset with his knowledge and expertise to me in pursuits of international
franchising efforts. I fully endorse and recommend Dhawal to anyone seeking a personable and
professional ally in the international business arena. Mick Rynning"

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— Mick Rynning, was Dhawal's client

"Dhawal is a strategic and analytical person who takes great pride in presenting information to his
clients."
— Premila Vishwanath, Franchise Recruiter, Taco Bell, was with another company when working
with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"He is not only a open minded and proactive but also an inspiring strategist. Dhawal is an energetic,
honest, dedicated and ambitious person always ready to put all his energy and stamina to get the
job done. Can focus on many tasks at once."
— Milind Naik, CEO Founder, Pappilon Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, was with another company
when working with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Dedication + Commitment to work = Dhawal Shah"
— Poonam Khurana, Student, Institute of Technology and Management, was with another
company when working with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"I am impressed with his responsiveness and high energy level. I Have enjoyed working with him."
— Kapil Udaiwal, Senior Manager-Human Resources, Aptech Limited, was with another company
when working with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Mr.DHAWAL WAS IN FAI MUMBAI.I WAS THE MEMBER OF FAI.Mr.DHAWAL HAD VERY
ENERGETICALLY ORGANIZED MANY MEETINGS & WAS ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD TO
EXTEND SERVICES. WISHING Mr.DHAWAL BEST WISHES"
— Dibendujoy V., Owner, SOORYAVANSHAM CONSULTING SOLUTIONS, worked directly with
Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal is an enthusiastic young individual and will go a long way in the future."
— Manish Ved, Owner, The Entrepreneur's Source, was a consultant or contractor to Dhawal at
Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal is a young Entrepreneur and highly motivated to succeed. One of the most admirable traits
in dealing with Dhawal is is response time and creativity in dealing and solving adverse situations. I
strongly recomend Dhawal for his professionalism and honesty."
— Fabio Scocimara, Director, International Development, MFV Expositions, was a consultant or
contractor to Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal has surprised me with the enthusiasm he bears towards franchising and helping
companies and individuals who wish to enter the realm of franchising. Although the business of

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franchising is still in its nacent stages in india, Dhawal has kep himself abreast with the latest on
goings of many brands and has today achived a wealth of information that can be used to help
many. I recommend him on his honesty and hard work and his persoanl endevour to promote
franchising in India. Well done! Keep it up Regards Nandkumaarr Awatramanii"
— Nandkumar Awatramani, CEO & President, Mardi Gras Restaurants P Limited, "FOOD
FACTORY EXPRESS", was a consultant or contractor to Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal is a great resource for franchising in India..I had the pleasure of meeting him in Mumbai
and quickly learnt about this deep knowledge of the business, retail and franchising climate in India,
passion for franchising and level of contacts. He is the first CFE from India and makes me proud to
be associated with Dhawal and intend to strengthen our relationship."
— Prit Sen, Vice President of Business Solutions, ZeeProbe: www.zeeprobe.com, was with
another company when working with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"A very proactive and determined individual! A pleasure to have interacted with"
— Ashish Kapur, Owner, Yo! China, was with another company when working with Dhawal at
Way2Franchise.com

"I got in touch with Dhawal approx. 3.5 years back. He is highly articulate and a good professional.
On a social level, he is quite sociable, friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend Dhawal to any
client for professional engagements"
— Mandeep Singh, Business Head, AFL - Western Union, was with another company when
working with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal is a Process Oriented Professional and is the First Certified Franchise Professional in
India"
— Valerian Fernandes, Co-Founder, COO, Biz India Ventures Pvt Ltd, was with another company
when working with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Passion, Aggression & Dedication are the 3 words that describe Dhawal the best!"
— Abhishek Sharma, Co-founder, HelloIntern.com, was with another company when working with
Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal heralds the new era of franchising. A young , enthusiatic and ready to leran individual ,
Dhawal does his homework well is open to understand the market from individuals who have
already been there and have tasted both sucess and failures.I wish all the best Mita T, K10 and
Kaizer"
— Mita T, was Dhawal's client



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"Dhawal is dynamic and full of energy. He knows what he wants in life and he gets what he wants. I
was quite impressed with his professionalism, skills and capabilities in Franchising business while
we were working at Apollo Clinics. I am glad to see that he has taken his passion far and
co-founded a company in Franchising. I wish him all the best and great success."
— Mohammed Muslim - PMP, CSQA, SSBB, CQE, MHM, Assistant Manager, Apollo Health and
Lifestyle Limited, managed Dhawal indirectly at Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal is the embodiment of the Indian youth, full of new age ideas & the enthusiasm to see it
through. His passion & in depth knowledge of the Franchising industry can give a lot of veterans a
run for their money. He is a hard working & commited individual & I recommend him to anybody
who is looking for an impetus to their existing franchising business."
— Ajay Lalwani, Regional Manager, Aptech Ltd., was with another company when working with
Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"I have known Dhawal for quite some time but had intercated with him very briefly in one of our
consulting efforts to promote retailing & franchising education. I found him to be very energetic,
eager to pick up the nuances of emerging market frameworks and a good speaker. I wish him the
very best in all his future endeavors and feel confident that he would do a good job in promoting the
franchising business movement in India."
— Dr. Raja Roy Choudhury, Managing Trustee, 3rd Eye Knowledge Foundation, was with another
company when working with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal is an outstanding representative of Franchise Association India and indeed a well
informed, hard-working and very resourceful advocate for franchising in India. I collaborated with
Dhawal in several events and initiatives and always found him focused on the mission, enthusiastic
and enegetic. It was my privilege to work with Dhawal, and I recommend him unconditionally to any
team."
— Carlos Poza, Vice President for International Affairs, International Franchise
Association, worked with Dhawal at Way2Franchise.com

"Dhawal is a very detail oriented person, very consistent and has the ability of completing his tasks
end to end. He is very thorough in the knowledge of his subject and is always striving for perfection.
It is always a pleasure dealing with him."
— Smriti Dalvi, was Dhawal's client

"Dhawal has been instrumental in promoting the Franchising Association of India [FAI] and
Franchising in a big way. I like his energy and his ideas. I am sure that he will continue to do a great
job for FAI and wish him good health and all the best for his future endeavours. Saurabh Misra,
Advocate & International Business Lawyer +91-98670-33771"


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— Saurabh Misra, Advocate & International Business Lawyer, Saurabh Misra & Associates,
Advocates & International Business Lawyers, was with another company when working with
Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Mr. Shah wrote an article for the International Franchise Association's Franchising World magazine
(June '08). He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the market for franchising in India and
enthusiastic about the subject."
— Laura Fenwick, Publishing Manager, International Franchise Association, was with another
company when working with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Dhawal is a cheerful and a very hard working individual. He is always seen with a smile and is
willing to engage and discuss issues and new ideas pertaining to our professional engagement. He
has been instrumental in strengthening and furthering FAI's business association with Reed
Infomedia"
— Suresh Ramakrishnan, Exec.VP and Country Head, Reed Infomedia India, was with another
company when working with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Dhawal brought his enthusiasm and practical experience in Franchising to the Franchise
Association of India. He is a good business thinker with the ability to assess situations and
opportunities by determining strengths, challenges and contributions to the organizations. His
loyalty and commitment are unquestionable and his professional focus and dedication was evident
in his dealings with Franchisees, Franchisors snd BusinessPartners alike."
— Paul Merrifield, Retail Consultant, Aditya Birla Group, was with another company when working
with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Dhawal is a joy to work with. He is clear on his objectives and remains focused on priorities
throughout the task. Dhawal is a good team player, taking care of his responsibilities and
collaborating in every task open to or benefiting from joint action. He is always willing to share his
knowledge and his skills for the success of the common interest project. I gladly work with Dhawak
in any project and sincerely recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent person and
resource."
— Carlos Poza, Vice President for International Affairs, International Franchise
Association, worked with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Dhawal is one of those people with whom I interacted for a short while and during that time he
came across as a fast paced result oriented individual. He is resourceful, has an amicable
disposition and is quite helpful too. Best wishes for a bright future ahead!!"
— Sumita Patra, Correspondent, Amro Softwares Private Ltd, was with another company when
working with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India



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"Dhawal is a one of the most talented young executives around.. he approaches any task with great
energy & enthusiasm that lifts up the spirits of everyone involved. his sharp mind, great execution
skills along with some fantastic networking making him one of the most sought after professionals
in the franchising industry."
— Devang Raiyani, Co-Founder, Blink Media Pvt. Ltd, was with another company when working
with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Dhawal is a hard working and thorough executive. He has been a help to our company and our
Clients in understanding the business climate in India as well as helping us choose high integrity
Partners in India. Dhawal spoke on a global franchise panel for me in Washington, D.C. recently
and gave a highly focused talk on the pros and cons of business in India. This was most helpful
information the 35 panel attendees."
— William (Bill) Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Edwards Global Services, Inc., was with
another company when working with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Dhawal Shah was a perfect manager for the international connection between Europe to India with
great results for us"
— Gian Mario Migliaccio, CEO, Made In It srl, was with another company when working with
Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Dhawal Shah has been one of the most enthusiastic people I have met. His love and passion for
the world of franchising radiates a positive energy. I recommend him as an expert on franchising
and thank him for taking an initiative to educate people on the concept and advantages of
franchising. Nandkumaarr Awatramanii CEO Mardi Gras restaurants P Limited"
— Nandkumar Awatramani, was Dhawal's client

"Dhawal is a resourceful and well informed person. He is a master of his field ie franchising in India.
I have interacted with him several times on franchising and have found him to be a good resource."
— Smita Joshi, Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, was with another company when working
with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Quick-wit and a mouth to match is the way I would describe Dhawal. He's the youngest jet-setter I
know. Working with him keeps you on your toes as you have to keep up with his fast pace or else
he dismisses you :-). So I enjoy sparring with him and trying to get one over him, which is rare!"
— Snehal Agrawal, Business Development Manager, Team India Managers Ltd., was with another
company when working with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Dhawal is a very energetic ,intelligent and a excellent resource.At a very young age he has got into
franchising and am sure he is getting prepared for a long haul.I would definately recommend him


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for any help you would need and am sure with his resourcefullness you will not be disappointed.
Also i am glad for the work he has put in FAI and made it that much more effective.Keep it up
Dhawal..wishing you a very bright and successful future. God Bless, Amit Nahar"
— Amit Nahar India Franchise Specialist Since 1998, CEO, Sparkleminds Franchise
Catalysts, was with another company when working with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Dhawal is a result-oriented, high-energy individual who has built a strong foundation of
professional relationships based on his extensive work and knowledge of franchising. Dhawal
requested me to join the Franchising Association of India (FAI), conduct sessions at FAI workshops
and contribute articles to 'Franchising Focus' for the benefit of FAI members. I am impressed with
Dhawals's initiatives and efforts that have contributed immensely to the growth of FAI and its
membership network."
— Deval Patel, Owner, Deval Patel Associates, Advocates & Solicitors, was with another company
when working with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"I met Dhawal while researching the fast-growing Indian market. I am very impressed with his
diligence, attention to detail, and service attitude. He has gone beyond the call of duty to provide
direction and support. Dhawal is very bright and is a fast learner. I am proud to be acquainted with
him"
— Sunil Dewan, CEO/Founder, Silkroad Mgmt Intnl LLC, was with another company when working
with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Mr.Dhawal has valuable on hand exposure to Franchising world, community, business and
concept. He has contributed much to Indian Franchising community through Franchising
Association of India and continue to contribute more value addition to the Indian Franchising
community"
— Sam Nicholas, Owner, V 4 EDGE Franchise Solutions Pvt Ltd, was with another company when
working with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

"Dhawal is a dedicated FAI executive, His passion for franchising is contagious. I've been privileged
to benefit from his experience.All budding entrepreneurs wanting to do "SO MUCH MORE IN
FRANCHISING" must look out for such people as beckons. I am working with him for the past 3
months and I found him to be knowledgeable, educative and fun to work with person."
— Minal Shah, Client Servicing Executive, Franchising Association Of India, reported to Dhawal at
Franchising Association of India

"Charged like 1000V when he hears Franchising from a distant. This indivisual is crazy behind it.
He has choosen to walk down the unwalked path as Franchising is still at a very nascent stage in
India. Stringent at times but focused as ever. Good luck for your future goals Dhawal..."



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 — Ashish Jain, Jr. Executive Officer, Franchising Association of India, worked directly with Dhawal
 at Franchising Association of India

 "A very smart and enterprising person, We are working on a couple of projects and I found him
 quite agressive and informative."
 — Zakia Kazmi, was with another company when working with Dhawal at Franchising Association
 of India

 "DS is genuinely interested in the process of franchising, he is intelligent and capable and has a
 bright future ahead of him."
 — Zafar Khan, was Dhawal's client

 "Dhawal is a young and highly energetic and charming individual. He is very intelligent and has a
 keen sense for details. Dhawal is very knowledgeble in the area of franchising in India. I am sure
 Dhawal will be one of India's top entrepreneurs in the future."
 — Manish Ved, was a consultant or contractor to Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

 "Dhawal...I sometimes call him as Devil, as he gets into the details of whatever he does. He is
 young, enthu and happening. I see him as a future leader in Business India. Mohammed Muslim
 Apollo Hospitals Group Hyderabad"
 — Mohammed Muslim - PMP, CSQA, SSBB, CQE, MHM, Asst. Manager, Apollo Helath and
 Lifestyle Limited, worked directly with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

 "I'm aware of Dhawal's insight in the retailing field. It's been a very knowledgeable experience with
 him. All his articles reflect this point and I'm happy that his writings are published in some of the
 reputed magazines which per se are a proof of his writing and knowledge standards."
 — Dhaval Doshi, worked with Dhawal at Franchising Association of India

 "Dhawal is meticulous and researches his topics from multiple sources so his articles convey the
 reality about the topic in his own racy brash style."
 — Gaurang Shah, Associate Director, Wade World Trade (India), managed Dhawal indirectly at
 Self-employed



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