As the CEO of FRANdata, a leading franchise-focused advisory firm, Darrell Johnson enables his clients to harness information and analysis into targeted business development strategies and actionable solutions that transform mediocre outcomes into highly successful business results.   Known as the “Franchise Economist”, Johnson is a sought-after advisor to franchisors, suppliers, media companies, and some of the top private equity firms in the nation. He is a frequent speaker and contributing columnist on franchising economics and trends, and is often cited as a franchise subject matter expert in leading media such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Forbes.