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John  HajgatoJohn Hajgato

Director of Franchise Operations
Woodland Hills, CA


John grew up in a family of successful business owners and entrepreneurs going generations back. He understands and knows what makes a small business work and succeed. He began his professional career shortly after graduating university in 2010. He entered the franchising arena with Direct Connect Ventures in 2013 and has managed and handled projects in various capacities within the company including, finance, banking, underwriting, consulting, business plans, and business development. John’s passion and dedication to educate, assist, and guide clients to success clearly defines his commitment to excellence.

Industries & Focus

John’s focus covers a wide scope within franchise financing, consulting for startups, and business acquisitions including restaurants, schools, hotels, car washes, medical offices, fitness centers, salons, QSR, and home based businesses. John works with individuals who are looking to expand their portfolio, and/or enter new business opportunities within the world of entrepreneurship and franchise ownership.

Education & Affiliations

Educated in Europe from the age of twelve, John attended schools in Germany, Hungary and the United Kingdom. He earned a Bachelors degree in Economics from Middlesex University in London and fluently speaks German and Hungarian. His professional experience includes working for a real estate franchise in Budapest, an executive coaching firm in Vienna, and in marketing for one of the worlds largest premium auto makers.

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