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Anna Wilds

Anna wildsAnna Wilds is an experienced Franchise Consultant at FranChoice where she specializes in helping senior executives transition from the corporate world into business ownership via the risk reduction business model of franchising. She is a subject matter expert on executive franchises as well as semi-absentee and absentee franchises. Anna’s management career began in the 1980’s at Humana, Inc. during its heyday of artificial heart implants and expansion of its global brand. She honed her marketing, strategic planning and financial skills while contributing to the company’s growth through various assignments both at corporate headquarters and in the field. After obtaining her graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anna continued her management career in the United States Air Force as a health services administrator. After extensive experience in resource and operations management, she moved into the private sector where she started a national medical equipment company. Her next and current entrepreneurial venture was a consulting practice dedicated to helping corporate refugees and high net worth individuals and families find the business investment right for them.  As a business owner herself, Anna knows firsthand the freedom and flexibility a small business owner can experience and the family lifestyle one can enjoy. Anna is devoted to helping people achieve their personal, professional and financial goals in order to enjoy the rewards that come from their attainment. Anna’s service to her community includes various Board positions and volunteer roles with the local United Way, the American Red Cross, the Boy Scouts of America, the Sacred Heart Cultural Center and her church, Good Shepherd. She lives with her husband, Ashley, and their two sons, Sloan and Patrick, in Augusta, GA.

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