Carl J. Kosnar, Managing Partner
Carl J. Kosnar, Managing Partner, is a member of the executive team and continues to serve as Founder and Managing Partner of The Kosnar Group, a firm that specializes in providing business expansion consulting services to public and private companies interested in franchising, licensing and alternative growth strategies worldwide. The Kosnar Group is headquartered in Cardiff by the Sea, California.
From March, 1973 to December, 1988, Mr. Kosnar served as President of CAMS, Ltd., located in Chicago, Illinois, a franchise and business development consulting company which he sold to a large, national accounting firm in 1988. Past and present CAMS, Ltd. and TKG clients include Fortune 500 and major international companies spanning 30 countries.
From 1989 to 1997, he served as a senior corporate officer and director of two public U.S. companies involved in medical services and automotive manufacturing listed on the AMEX and NASDAQ stock exchanges. In 1998, he resumed his duties as Managing Partner of The Kosnar Group.
Mr. Kosnar is the author of How to Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Broker, published by McGraw-Hill Book Publishing Company. He is also the author of Improving the Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship for a Stronger Franchising System. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Kosnar, in a collaborative effort between the University of San Diego (USD) and the World Trade Center (WTC), and the Ahlers Center for International Business (USD), promoted international franchising by sending MBA and undergraduate business students abroad to complete in-country internships. The students are trained by Mr. Kosnar and The Kosnar Group staff to conduct workshops and symposiums to cultivate a better understanding of franchising within the business community in each of the foreign countries visited. He is a committee member of a number of trade associations including the International Franchise Association, San Diego Software Industry Council, National Association of Television Program Executives and the National Association of Broadcasters. He has appeared as a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois, Elmhurst College and AICPA seminars and workshops to present continuing education course material on the subjects of franchising, licensing and alternative growth strategies. Mr. Kosnar is an honors graduate of California Western University earning a BS and MBA degrees. He also attended DePaul University, School of Law, in Chicago, Illinois.
Andi Kosnar, Founding Partner
Andi Kosnar serves as a Founding Partner of the The Kosnar Group ("TKG"), and specializes in providing franchise consulting services to companies interested in franchising, licensing and alternative growth strategies.
From 1973 to 1988, Andi Kosnar served as Senior Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of CAMS, Ltd., located in Chicago, Illinois, a national franchise and business development consulting company. Her past and present clients include Bartercard USA, Inc., The Beauty Store & More, Inc., ACI Auditory Centers, Tradesman Industries, Inc., Biz Tech, Inc., Tropik Fruit & Nut Corporation, and ServiceMaster Industries, Inc..
Mrs. Kosnar is the Founder of The Beautiful Beast retail boutique store concept specializing in selling animal-theme items such as jewelry, clothing, accessories and giftware.
Her in-depth franchise background includes creating franchise sales materials and assisting client companies to develop franchise show programs and sales strategies, including International Franchise Association Expo and Franchise Showcase events.
Mrs. Kosnar is also responsible for defining the profile of the investor/franchisee, structuring territories, and arranging franchise presentation seminars.
Donald J. Brumlik. Partner and Principal
Donald J. Brumlik serves as a Partner and principal of the The Kosnar Group. Messrs, Brumlik and Kosnar have been associates for over 30 years in numerous ventures including private and public companies listed on the AMEX and NASDAQ. Concurrent with his various associations with Mr. Kosnar, Mr. Brumlik was a partner in the law firm of Bradshaw & Brumlik located in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Brumlik advised many business organizations with respect to corporate strategy as to organization, financing, marketing and expansion.
His most recent affiliations prior to joining The Kosnar Group involved consulting as a principal in Sandhurst Equity Corporation, The American Language Kollege, PlanSearch Corp., Drago Architectural and Development and InfoByTel. He recently served as President and CEO of Advanced Medical Technologies, Inc., a public company. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Rx Medical Services Corp., a public company trading on the AMEX and was President of Calmark Holdings Corporation in Los Angeles, California, a major syndicator of real estate. While at Calmark he was President of Northview Corporation, the owner and operator of hotels in California, Nevada and Arizona and American Adventure, Inc. a membership recreation vehicle campground organization. He was a Vice President of Watt Industries, a major California real estate development company. In all these capacities he was involved in advising with respect to growth strategy, financing and marketing.
Mr. Brumlik holds a BS degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Additionally, he holds a Juris Doctor degree from De Paul University, College of Law.
John Bohringer, Partner in Charge of Investment Banking
John Bohringer serves as Partner in Charge of Investment Banking services for TKG. Mr. Bohringer has 25 years international merchant banking experience including acquisitions, mergers, new floats, capital raising and corporate development. He has acted as President, Chief Executive Officer, and major shareholder to public companies. One such company is Grace Bros. Electrical Services, which John acquired from Coles Myers/Grace Bros. Grace Bros Electrical Services is a leading television and video rental service company incorporating an in-house hospital telephone and television broadcasting telecommunications division.
John was Chief Executive Officer of Grace Bros. Electrical Services before floating the group as a public company in conjunction with KPMG, on the Sydney Stock Exchange. As Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and substantial shareholder of the new public company, John negotiated takeovers including The Electronic Sales and Rental Group in Australia and The Allen Communications Company in America, who operated telephone, television, nurse paging and in-house broadcasting telecommunications systems in hospitals, such as St. Vincent Hospital in San Francisco. Also, he negotiated a 20% strategic shareholding position in Hanimex Limited, which operated in 42 countries and had revenues in excess of $400 Million.
Prior to merchant banking, John was involved in the insurance industry, owning three insurance brokering groups and was Chief Executive Officer with a 20% shareholding of a public insurance company called Rossfield Insurance Limited and a Lloyds of London underwriting agency. The Rossfield Group was one Australia’s’ most successful investment and insurance groups who owned and controlled over 20% of General Motors Car Dealerships in Australia. They also owned hotels, real estate companies and printing companies as well as Mercedes & Chrysler dealerships.
John was the founder, owner and CEO of Franchise Concepts one of Australia’s leading Franchise consulting groups with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast. Franchise Concepts services included franchise agreements, disclosure documents, royalty recommendations, franchisor profit projections, franchise capital requirements, cash flow and profit projections. The company also provided franchise personnel recruiting services including interviews and franchisee selection.
John is a shareholder in Gold Coast-based Property Traders Australia and was the founder of Franchise Concepts, a consultancy with a client list including Baskin Robbins, Donut King, Pets Paradise and Lenards Poultry. John brings his extensive experience in the management and development of public companies combined with extensive expertise in capital markets.
Chett Hollander, Partner in Charge of Franchise Operations
Chett Hollander serves as Partner in Charge of Franchise Operations. Mr. Hollander's most recent positions include Director of Operations, Franchise Compliance Officer, and Corporate Human Resources Director, for LA Boxing Franchise Corporation, located in Orange County, California. He has had responsibility for the sourcing of company department directors, administrative staff, training, and supervision on a day-to-day basis.
Direct accountability duties included:
• Franchise candidate review and selection
• Site selection protocol
• Build-out/Construction/Project management
• Gym membership pre-sales supervision and on-going sales training and support
• Corporate Marketing
• Sourcing vendors, purchasing, distribution reflecting retail apparel, retail gear, and support tools for each franchise partner
• Administering of franchise training along with fellow department Directors
• Grand opening protocols and execution
• Direct contact and support of franchisee partners on a daily basis
Prior to his position at LA Boxing, Mr. Hollander was a Director for a San Francisco Bay Area telecommunications group with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, as well as Honolulu, Hawaii. He also was Director of Human Resources for a restaurant franchise company with locations in northern California.
Mr. Hollander received a formal education in Human Resource Management from San Francisco State University.