NEXT Franchise Consultants: A team with real franchise experience.
At NEXT Franchise Systems, we pride ourselves on the experience we’ve gained helping small and medium sized businesses just like yours develop into successful franchises. We want to be your franchise consultants.
The NEXT Team
Dale Waite — Managing Partner, Franchise System Modeling, Documents and Development
Dale Waite brings more than 20 years of franchise experience to NEXT Franchise Systems.
Mr. Waite opened his first business, an automotive franchise, in 1986. After selling the business, he went into franchise development and sold master franchises for a major food franchisor based in Georgia. Mr. Waite also owned a travel agency for 19 years and was a multi-unit franchise owner for 15 years with Regis franchising. Mr. Waite has worked with numerous franchise companies and was the Director of Franchise Development for Units Storage, an east coast mobile storage franchise, until January 2008.
Having owned and operated multiple franchises, Mr. Waite brings an understanding of the needs of both franchisees and franchisors alike.
James Emerson — Managing Partner, Franchise Operations, Sales and Marketing
James Emerson is an acclaimed franchise sales and marketing veteran with more than 18 years of experience in the franchise industry.
Prior to joining NEXT, Mr. Emerson managed the sales and marketing departments of several major franchised brands including Central Park Burgers, Sobik’s Subs, Famous Uncle Al’s Hot Dogs, Juicy Lucy’s, Flamer’s Grill and New York Burrito at Ultimate Franchise Systems, a 300-unit franchise management and development company based in Heathrow, Florida.
Mr. Emerson runs a popular restaurant industry website, EatingOrlando.com, that features restaurant reviews, news and information on the local Orlando dining scene. He also owns and manages a successful Central Florida-based marketing company focusing on web site development, social media marketing, web marketing, email marketing, public relations and graphic design. Visit JamesEmerson.net.
A graduate of the University of Florida, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Mr. Emerson holds certificates in management, entrepreneurship, marketing, international business, digital media and business operations, as well as a degree in business management, marketing and administration from Seminole State College. He is currently enrolled in the MBA Program at Florida Atlantic University.
Mr. Emerson is, unsurprisingly, a huge Florida Gator fan (and up-and-coming Owl fan) but he also enjoys Orlando Magic Basketball, Orlando City Soccer, hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Daniel Neutzling — Business Development, Account Management
Daniel Neutzling is a veteran sales manager with experience at several large companies including Wal-Mart, BJ’s Wholesale Club, FedEx and Best Buy, as well as smaller companies with diverse product ranges from chain saws and lawn mowers to water filters. Mr. Neutzling brings an understanding of big companies, big budgets and big ideas with an ability to distill the essence of these programs into time frames, budgets and operations that help smaller companies excel at the same levels.
Mr. Neutzling is a life-long Orlando Magic fanatic and plays semi-professional Texas Hold ‘Em in his spare time.
George Milstead — New Account Representative, Outreach and New Client Relations
George Milstead brings 23 years of professional guest service and human resource leadership to NEXT Franchise Systems directly from the Walt Disney World Company.
Prior to joining NEXT, Mr. Milstead managed multiple aspects of Disney Entertainment’s daily operation, with a central focus on providing leadership to Entertainment Costuming support teams. As a representative of the Walt Disney World Company Leadership Team, he was responsible for upholding world class guest service and preserving the integrity of the Disney brand.
Along with managing multiple teams in accordance with the daily operational guidelines he also performed as part of the Disney cast of characters. His performance in multiple venues and as part of the daily parades and shows showcased the ultimate guest interactions and sharing of such a recognized brand.
Mr. Milstead received his bachelor of science degree equivalency in interior design. In contrast to Mr. Emerson’s passion for the University Florida Gators, Mr. Milstead’s loyalty is to the Florida State University Seminoles.
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