Evan Hackel is Founder and Principal of Ingage Consulting, a consulting firm focused on improving the performance of Franchises by improving the relationship with franchisees and the franchisor. By creating a culture of partnership and common purpose, Ingage Consulting is able to help Franchises dramatically improve their performance.
Before founding Ingage Consulting, Evan worked at CCA Global Partners for twenty years. At CCA, he was responsible for four business divisions with over 2000 units, over $5 billion in sales operating in four countries. He also founded CCA’s departments in marketing, national programs, and training. He led the company’s effort to buy and turn around a troubled franchise organization from bankruptcy. In four years he was able to grow the troubled franchise from 250 locations to a very successful company with over 550 locations.
In total, Evan has helped launch and found three franchise businesses during his career Two of those were at CCA—which is still successfully operating now—and one, prior to CCA, which he founded, developed and sold.
Evan received an MBA from Boston College and a BA in Economics from Colorado College. He is a current and former board member of several organizations, cooperatives, and groups to which he lends his expertise.
Evan resides in Reading, Massachusetts with his wife, Laura, and three children.