How I can help you

I can help clients in two distinct sectors because I have had careers in both the nonprofit sector and the food and beverage industry. I can help to conceptualize and launch your food and beverage business. My expertise and 20+ year experience includes business planning and start up assistance through analyzing operations and systems to controlling costs and maximizing profits. I understand all aspects of this industry and know what it’s like to roll up your sleeves and rub on the elbow grease to get the job done.

I can also help nonprofit organizations with the seemingly daunting startup process, defining their mission, and strategically planning to fulfilling their mission. I love program creation and assessment and am experienced with volunteer recruitment and retention, including Boards. I understand the challenges nonprofits face today and can help you with fund development planning. Now retired, my second 15-year career in the nonprofit sector was extremely enriching and I welcome the opportunity to work with you.

I love all forms of gardening, hikes with my dogs, fine wines, serious food and spending time in my art studio.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plans / Startup Assistance
  • Non-Profit
  • Operations
  • Strategy & Planning

Industry Experience

  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation

Pat Franchino

Communication Methods

  • Email
  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video