David Schwartz Franchise Clique President & CEO

David Schwartz, President & CEO of Franchise Clique, is a 4-time nominee for Entrepreneur of the Year by the International Franchise Association and has built Franchise Clique to be one of the industry’s most widely used lead generation network in the franchise space.

David Schwartz Bio

David Schwartz of Franchise Clique is the chairman and chief executive officer of both Franchise Clique, LLC and Veterans Franchise.com, LLC. Born in New Rochelle, N.Y. and currently residing in Daniel Island, South Carolina, Schwartz has helped Franchise Clique to become one of the largest and fastest growing Internet-based marketing and lead generation companies in the United States specializing in lead generation services and solutions for franchises and business opportunities.

David is a 4-time nominee for Entrepreneur of the Year by the International Franchise Association and has 18 years of lead generation experience. He has published a number of articles in the IFA's Franchising World Magazine and has produced national TV commercials to develop his brands as well. David has built Franchise Clique, LLC to be one of the industry’s highest-ranking lead generators and the most widely used lead generation network in the franchise space.

David spends his free time with his growing family, exercising, and wine tasting. He also enjoys collecting and learning about cars along with acing any trivia question you throw his way.

David Schwartz, CEO FranchiseClique.com

David Schwartz Background & Experience

Here is a more detailed look at David’s background and experience.

President & CEO at VeteransFranchise.com

January 2012 - Present | Mt.Pleasant, SC

VeteransFranchise.com is designed to provide as much information as possible on each veterans-friendly franchise so you can easily identify which opportunities align with your needs. Each franchise opportunity has its own dedicated page with information that’s important to you when making an important business investment decision. Feel free to browse franchise listings or search for available franchise opportunities by location, investment level or industry. Only franchises and business opportunities that are as supportive of veteran business ownership as we are will ever be featured on VeteransFranchise.com.

Founder & Current Board Member at Franchise Buy

November 2011 - June 2013 | Daniel Island, SC

FranchiseBuy.com is a newly-launched Internet-based franchise marketing and lead generation company. Our experienced team specializes in lead generation services and solutions for franchises, business opportunities, distributorships, dealerships and licensees. FranchiseBuy.com serves as a lead generation directory connecting the best franchisors with the most qualified franchisees. We believe franchises, business opportunities, distributorships, dealerships and licensees aren't just career opportunities--they're investments, too.

Advertising Director at Garden & Gun Magazine, LLC

August 2008 - August 2009 | Charleston, SC

  • Recruited to re-launch and strengthen eastern advertising territory and verticals. Managed, recruited, and trained sales force. Instituted sales territories and goals for lifestyle, fashion, travel, jewelry, watch, and financial verticals. Devised and implemented market program/strategy for sales group. Personally sold accounts focusing on new verticals.
  • Played instrumental role in 230% increase in ad revenue from previous year.
  • Increased circulation 130% from magazine’s initial launch in 2007.
  • Improved rate base 33% from 150,000 to 200,000 circulation in 2009.
  • Achieved recognition of industry leaders and nominated by MIN as the second Hottest Launch of 2007 and by PR Web as a Top 20 Hottest Magazines to Watch in 2008.
  • Created multi-media sales package, including magazine, conferences, Internet, and direct mail.
  • Traveled to meet with my team sales representatives to facilitate their professional development, complete RFP’s, help close major sales, and boost revenue.
  • Formed and managed strategic partnerships with affluent luxury and lifestyle brands, such as Xezo Watches, Bozeman Watch Co. J.B.Hill Boots, Jimmy and Sook Retailers, Carl F. Bucherer, Kiawah Island, Sea Island, Reynolds Plantation, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Land Rover, Ball Watch Co., LVMH, Burberry, Silvercrest Asset Management, American Express, Rolex, Richemont Group, Bell & Ross, MasterCard, MGM Mirage, Harry Winston, David Yurman, and Brown Foreman.

Advertising Director at Pink Magazine

January 2008 - August 2008 | Atlanta, GA

  • Managed daily operations and decisions, including spacing, page pricing, and imposition. Directed sales team. Sold print/online advertising and PINK National Conference Sponsorships. Achieved top 3 revenue producing issues in history of PINK Magazine and ranked as top sales performer. Identified target market, and penetrated target market, and expanded territory. Reformulated CRM systems, managed RFP’s.
  • Generated $1 Million+ in personal ad revenue.
  • Motivated team to increase ad sales by more than 50% per issue with an average of $400,000+ per issue.
  • Launched online revenue streams, creating revenue flow from zero to $100,000 per issue.
  • Attracted managed and closed sales with clients, including: Ford, Saturn, MasterCard, Delta, Tiffany & Co., Deloitte & Touché, Merrill Lynch, Dell, Comcast, iRobot, Georgia Pacific, Penn State, FedEx, MassMutual, QuickBooks, Contessa Foods, Kodak, Wal-Mart, Nordstrom, Hertz, Grand Thornton, Best Buy, Yum Brands, KPMG, Wachovia, Cisco, Turner, Morgan Stanley, State Farm, TD Ameritrade, GoToMeeting, Grand Canyon U., Argosy U., Harvard U., UNC Keenan Flagler, J&J, Accenture, Angie’s List, GSK, Canyon Ranch, WNBA, IBM, Turner, and The Guardian.

President & CEO at Franchise Clique

January 2008 - Present | Daniel Island, SC

Franchise Clique, a privately held company, is one of the nation's fastest growing Internet-based marketing companies. We specialize in lead generation services and solutions for franchises and business opportunities. Our business serves as a lead generation portal connecting the best franchisors with the most qualified franchisee clients.

The industry professionals who founded Franchise Clique spent the better part of the past decade working for current competitors. Franchise Clique's team has a combined 40 years of lead generation, publishing and advertising experience. The business itself, founded in 2008, was inspired by two key realizations. First, the lead generation industry was relying on outdated techniques and technology when it came to the franchise industry. Second, Franchise Clique's founder knew he had the technical know-how and professional experience to create a different and better company than that of their competitors.

Historically speaking, the online executive education space has the most successful lead generation technology. Inspired by the online executive education industry, Franchise Clique created it's own rare proprietary technology and software that transposes the online education industry's success onto the franchise industry. In short, Franchise Clique's techniques and technology have brought lead generation for franchises to the 21st century.

Now, our innovative technological practices connect more franchisors and small business entrepreneurs than ever while simultaneously eliminating unnecessary guesswork. Today, Franchise Clique is one of the premier sources for leads in the franchise industry. Franchise Clique works with hundreds of franchises and business opportunities and offers unparalleled advertising opportunities to clients. Our unique platform allows hopeful entrepreneurs the ability to find hundreds of available franchises and business opportunities and connect them immediately with franchise development teams.


Grand Canyon University

  • 2014 – 2019
  • Master Of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Concentration: Business Administration and Management

Southern Illinois University

  • 1995 – 1998
  • Bachelor Of Applied Science
  • Concentration: Speech Communication Advertising

Activities: Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity, Southern Illinois Debate Team, RA, Ribbon Honor Society, VP of Greek Council, Dean's List, Honor Society, PRSSA, AMA Red Cross Volunteer,


Dave has a passion for cars and a growing collection—a Maserati, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz and vintage Chevy, to name a few.

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