Our Company

BodeTree is dedicated to making the world of franchising more transparent, efficient, and profitable through technology.

Founded in 2010, BodeTree quickly emerged as the financial management solution of choice for thousands of small businesses across the U.S.

Over the years, the company’s products and leadership team have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, FastCompany, Forbes Magazine, Fox Business, and MSNBC.

In 2017, BodeTree acquired VelocityFD, one of the most well-respected names in franchise development in order to expand into franchise development services.

BodeTree is now poised to help franchisors and franchisees grow and manage their businesses throughout their entire lifecycle via its four main product lines.

Executive Team

 

Chris Myers

Chris Myers is CEO and Co-Founder of BodeTree, an organization dedicated to bringing technology-enabled services to the world of franchising.

In addition to his responsibilities as the CEO of BodeTree, Chris is also a regular contributor to MSNBC’s Your Business, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Magazine.

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Chris graduated from Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in finance and studied accounting and economics at Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Since launching BodeTree in 2010, Chris has been widely featured as a small business expert and entrepreneur in top tier business and consumer publications including: New York Times,The Huffington Post, Mashable, TEDx, TechCrunch, Inc, Entrepreneur, and many more.

In 2016, Chris published his first book, Enlightened Entrepreneurship, now available on Amazon.

 

 

Kris Nieb

Kris Nieb specializes in proprietary franchise sales development programs which produce quick and actionable results. In the past decade, his list of franchise/franchisee clients have experienced as much as 80 percent increases in closed deal/awarded unit activities, generating over $100 million in revenue.

With over 18 years of direct franchise sales experience in numerouscategories and channels, Kris brings a wealth of understanding, perspective and personable skillsto his profession.

 

 

Matthew Ankrum

Matthew A. Ankrum is Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of BodeTree. Previously, he was the head of strategy for Apollo Education Group, Inc.  Prior to these positions, Mr. Ankrum served as an analyst and portfolio manager for Janus Capital Management, Lateef Investment Management, and William Blair & Company.  He has also served on the Board of Directors of a publicly traded company, Arcadia BioSciences.  Mr. Ankrum holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

 

Tom Stemple

Strategic Partner of BodeTree. Tom has 33 years of experience in taking existing companies, as well as start ups, with sound concepts, and applying them to his principles for growth and success. Although well versed in all aspects of design and direction of running a company, Tom's unique and aggressive ideas focus on sales, operations and business development. Tom, most recently has served as Founder and C.E.O. of Innovate OnDemand LLC focused on consulting with small to medium size businesses and franchisors, assisting them to better monetize their companies and take their business to the next level. Tom, has served as Founder and C.E.O. of OriginalWraps Inc, Prior to that Tom served as Founder and C.E.O of SkinIt, Inc..