About Us

Atticus Franchise Consulting is a Member of the International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) and will bring a host of resources to assist you in your search. When you work with a professionally trained franchise consultant, you are tapping into a franchise professional who has a process in place to help you succeed in your search for the right business.

Ralph Yarusso, CFE, CFC


After separating from the military, where he served as a C141 air crewmember in the United States Air Force, Ralph has gained over 35 years of franchising experience. He is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), as well as a Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC). He started in franchising as a franchisee with one single unit, and over his 23 years as a franchise operator, he grew that to 15 units. As a Multi-Unit Franchisee, he held various roles, including Franchisee Advisory Council (FAC) Chairman, International Franchise Association (IFA) Franchisee of the Year, and president of the Franchise Dealer Association, just to name a few. On the Franchisor side of the business, he also has served as a Chief Operating Officer and Chief Development Officer for several major franchise brands. Ralph currently chairs the VetFran committee for the International Franchise Association and is passionate about finding pathways for veterans and their spouses to pursue franchise ownership and / or employment. His expertise in Funding, Legal, and Real Estate processes as part of your franchise due diligence will be a key component to your education and success along the way. His deep understanding of the various industries and brands will help you streamline the search process. As a member of the International Franchise Professionals Group, we have relationships with over 600 unique brands. Helping you find the right one is what we are all about!

Ralph Yarusso, CFE, CFC

President Atticus Franchise Consulting

USAF Veteran, IFA VetFran Chairman


Discover valuable insights from industry experts and Certified Franchise Executives who have been there and done that during our November, 2023 Veteran’s Day podcast with Stan Friedman and Atticus Franchise Consulting CEO, and Chairman of the IFA Vetfran Committee, Ralph Yarusso!

Listen to the podcast below. 

Are you ready to take the leap and become a successful business owner after your military service? Let’s explore why franchising is an attractive option for Veterans or anyone who is interested in becoming an entrepreneur. In this video, I will show you how to accelerate your career in franchise ownership and unlock the potential of owning a franchise, advise what steps are involved in becoming a franchisee, and make sure you get the most out of this opportunity.

Take control of your future today!

If you’re looking for a way to start your own business but don’t know where to start, franchising might be the perfect option for you. Discover how franchising allows you to tap into an established brand and business model, while still having the freedom to run your own business.

With the support and guidance of the franchisor, you can avoid many of the common pitfalls that new business owners face. So why not consider franchising as your path to entrepreneurship? Check out the video and learn more about the benefits of franchising today!