About Us

BodeTree

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.

Kristofer Nieb

Kris Nieb is a preeminent franchise sales consultation expert, having worked with some of the most powerful entrepreneurial brands in the U.S. He has superior sales and training skills, in addition to an immense history of formulating clear and concise business strategies for new and established franchise concepts.

– Responsible for assisting various franchised companies and franchise finance companies in setting up proprietary sales development programs

– Current list of clients have experienced 80+ percent growth in both activity and closed deals/awarded units

– Generated over $109m in initial revenue for clientele

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.