Irving grew up in a very patriotic household as his father was a veteran of World War II and proud of his service to his country. During the war was a member of a B-17 crew as a flight engineer based on Saipan Island in the Pacific fighting the Japanese. When he returned from the war he got his education through the GI Bill and started his own business. Being part of an entrepreneurial family gave me the drive and dreams of owning my own business. However, business ownership did not come until after a very successful career in advertising and marketing. Irving has over 25 years of experience on both the corporate marketing and agency side.
Over the last several years, Irving achieved his vision of entering the world of entrepreneurship and business ownership. He transitioned his vast experiences into a marketing consultancy where he advises and helps small to medium sized businesses to grow. Irving also entered the franchise world as a franchise consultant and franchisee. Irving owns a CycleBar studio, a boutique fitness franchise offering premium indoor cycling.
Irving became a franchise consultant with FranChoice because he has a passion for launching new businesses and sharing his experiences to help people achieve their goals and dream of business ownership. As a franchisee, he‘s in a unique position to advise candidates based on his firsthand experience and successful transition from corporate employee to business owner. Irving consults with his candidates through a detailed investigative process that enables him to understand their business interests, personal goals, experience, skills, and other important attributes to guide them to find the perfectly matched franchise. More importantly he takes the time to help candidates fully understand the emotional demands, risks, and mental transition candidates need to go through to switch from working for others to owning their future to achieve their dreams. Irving works with veterans and has access to veteran discounts and other benefits.
Irving lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, three children and two dogs. He can be reached at 844.926.0170 or via email at IChung@FranChoice.com.