Mike Baynes
Phone: 952.697.1010

Michael has been one of the Premier Franchise Business Brokers, in the United States for over 25 years.  During his career, he has specialized in the sale of existing Franchise Businesses.  His practice has taken him across the country selling many major franchise and independent businesses. In addition, Michael has regularly spoken to national groups such as the Franchise Finance Convention held by Franchise Times on such topics as business valuations and raising acquisition debt. He has also written numerous articles and is often quoted in national publications due to his experience and expertise.


Joe J. Thissen
Senior Vice President of Sales
Phone: 952.697.1017

Joe joined Franchise Sales in 2006, and since then has sold over 700 locations across the nation. His knowledge and skill go beyond sales, and include both operations and financial perspectives of the Restaurant Industry. Joe understands what it takes to complete a transaction and uses his extensive experience to achieve his high success rate. Joe regularly speaks as an industry expert on topics of business sales, valuation and exit planning and strives to provide a high-level of service in the Franchise Restaurant resale industry.


Jason Baynes 
VP of Analytics & Sales Executive
Phone: 952.697.1025


Tom Tegeder
Specialty Brands
Phone: 952.697.1011