Jon Ostenson (FranBridge Consulting, CEO) is a consultant, owner/investor, author, and international speaker specializing in the area of non-food franchising. He draws on his experience as both the president of an Inc. 500 franchise system and as a multi-brand franchisee in serving his consulting clients that are looking to explore business ownership opportunities.
Jon serves as CEO of FranBridge Consulting where he helps clients understand all aspects of non-food franchising in the process of introducing them to opportunities from the over 300 high growth brands that he represents. Additionally, Jon oversees FranBridge Capital where he and his partners own 18 territories across 5 property service franchises.
Jon is the author of ‘The Franchise Path’ and is a frequent contributor and thought leader for publications on the topic of franchising and franchise investments. Prior to FranBridge, Jon was the President of ShelfGenie, a national franchise system with 200 locations.
Jon received a BBA in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia’s Honors Program in 2002 and returned to Athens 3 years later to earn his MBA. In 2014, the UGA Alumni Association selected Jon as a recipient of its “40 Under 40” recognition.