Thom Crimans

Franchise Consultant

About Thom


Thom Crimans is a career consultation professional specializing in franchising. His areas of expertise include, identifying transferable skills, career assessment, franchise system design and matching company profile assessments with individual core competencies. He has over 30 years’ experience in business system design and consulting in such areas as developing high performance work teams and effective franchise processes. Thom is a franchise specialist with FranNet of Kentucky and Southern Indiana located in Louisville, Kentucky and is a Member at Large of the FranNet Board of Directors. He has also served as both Inventory Committee Chairman and Membership Committee Chairman for the FranNet Board of Directors. He is a member of both the International Franchise Association and the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers.

In short, Thom is an expert at placing prospective entrepreneurs with franchises for sale in Louisville and surrounding areas. But not just any franchise opportunity; he can help you find the best fit to meet your exact personal needs and business goals.

In his business, Thom evaluates the systems of individual franchise organizations and then develops a profile, for franchisers, of the ideal franchisee. He helps individuals who want to own their own business to understand their goals, preferences, and transferable skill sets to match them with the franchise opportunities for which they are best suited. He also conducts regular seminars to educate potential franchisees on how to effectively evaluate a franchise opportunity.

Starting your own Louisville area franchise business is a great investment in your future. Louisville franchise opportunities give you all the best benefits of being an entrepreneur - without the start-up risks and potential pitfalls encountered when doing it from scratch. Contact Thom and take advantage of his free franchise-consulting services. Owning a franchise business in Kentucky can begin with a simple call.


Thom Crimans provides franchise consulting services in Kentucky and Southern Indiana and founded the FranNet Louisville office in 1994. As a former corporate executive who worked in human resources, Crimans began his career with FranNet in search of an exciting opportunity to operate his own franchise and follow his dream of business ownership while helping others do the same.

He has successfully matched 100's of individuals with dozens of separate franchise organizations since 1994. Thom is the co-author of “Franchising 101”, published by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and has personally owned and operated and successfully sold several different franchise businesses. He is widely recognized as a leading authority in the realm of successfully matching prospect franchisees with the right franchise opportunity and identifying transferable skill sets.

An expert who assists individuals in exploring franchise opportunities, Crimans’ specialties include career assessment and matching an individual’s skills and core competencies with a franchisor most suited to them. Crimans has personally owned, operated, and sold various franchise businesses. He is widely recognized as a leading authority in the franchisor-franchisee matching process and frequently assists the media as a resource surrounding the topic.

Crimans has a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University.  He is also involved in Rotary International and an active volunteer for Every 1 Reads, a community-wide effort to have every child in Louisville’s Jefferson County Public Schools system reading at grade level.



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