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We had all the checklists in place, but no easy way to ensure that everything was getting done. We tried using spreadsheets and intelligent scan & upload solutions… but only through time-consuming in-person internal audits would we uncover any missing items. And sometimes it would be too late.

Managing Operational Requirements

When I opened my first franchise location, I had no idea about the need to manage compliance for each employee as well as for the business. Many franchise requirements, such as the code of conduct, had to be refreshed every year for every employee. And then, an updated or new compliance requirement would come in! It was extremely difficult to keep track of it all. When I opened my second location, managing compliance became a bigger nightmare!

We had all the checklists in place, but no easy way to ensure that everything was getting done. We tried using spreadsheets and intelligent scan & upload solutions…but only through time-consuming physical internal audits would we uncover any missing items. And sometimes it would be too late.

Securely storing physical paperwork with appropriate access was yet another issue. The longer we waited for the solution, the higher the risk became of non-compliance. The penalty for non-compliance would have negatively impacted the business credibility, not to mention the financial impact.

Interestingly enough, my franchisor was equally terrified of non-compliance – seeing that it took only one employee out of hundreds of their locations being non-compliant to put their entire “Franchise Brand” at Risk!

This was definitely not a job for just another CRM platform, human resource (HRIS) platform or spreadsheets.

I realized we needed to have an automated solution and that’s when “Compliance-as-a-Service” was conceptualized.

For many months, I worked with a bunch of franchisees, franchisers and legal experts in the field and designed a simple, easy-to-use, lightweight, secure cloud-based tool. We worked with a superb user interface design team and smart developers to introduce “Auto Enforcement” as the key feature. We realized that it needed to be affordable for a small business owner as well as dynamic enough to “fast-track” existing employees while allowing for multi-location growth. We recursively tested the tool with owners and location managers in the field to ensure simplicity; we were met with resounding success.

And so without further ado…here’s the tool! I am sure that you will find it as useful as I do. Feel free to provide us with any feedback and feature enhancements. Remember, it is a tool designed by a franchisee for franchises and you can help make it even better.

So that’s who we are – providing Compliance as a Service!

Our mission

Eliminate compliance risk for all businesses including enterprises and franchise systems.

our vision

Be the trusted and leading provider of risk mitigation solutions that are innovative, intuitive and affordable.

Team Members

The terrific team behind our company

Mandar Dange


Successful multi-unit franchisee with over a dozen years of hands-on experience with various retail franchises. 25+ years in technology & business development. Previously worked at large corporations including HP, Sun Microsystems as Business Development executive. Serial Entrepreneur. US Patent holder. Loves to fix things - Handyman - and Pilot.

Scott Shibayama, Esq.


22+ years of legal practice in employment and labor law and compliance. Former big firm lawyer (Littler Mendelson PC) who defended Fortune 500 companies in lawsuits, now entrepreneur helping franchise and small/medium businesses comply with California and federal HR law. Enjoys food, wine, and travel with his spouse.

Harvinder Walia


Engineering leader with 20+ years of product development experience. Expertise in large-scale system architecture, performance, and scalability, database systems and Internet protocols. Previously headed engineering at Strongview, a leading marketing software provider and management roles at Oracle. Enjoys hiking and biking.

Our advisors

Our awesome advisors help us lead in the right direction, create resources and remove obstacles on our path.

Our advisors are accomplished leaders in their fields.

Chet Kapoor


Chet is Chairman and CEO of DataStax. He is a proven leader and innovator in the tech industry with more than 20 years in leadership at innovative software and cloud companies, including Google, IBM, BEA Systems, WebMethods, and NeXT. Chet successfully took Apigee public before the company was acquired by Google in 2016.

Dr. Shankar Ramaswamy


Shankar has spent over 25 years in engineering, building scalable and mission-critical user, business, and technology platforms at companies like Google, Apigee, Paypal, eBay, AWS, IBM, THBS, and Transarc. Shankar has received several academic and professional awards and has authored numerous research papers and patents. He received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Amol Gupte


Amol is a seasoned senior executive with over two decades of management experience in IT Applications and Infrastructure, setting up Startups with deep experience in banking technologies and P&L responsibilities across geographies. Amol previously was Managing Director at Accenture and held leadership positions at startups and global financial institutions. His current areas of interest include Blockchain and Robotic Process Automation.

Don Dixon


Don brings over 25 years of experience with technology companies in the Silicon Valley. Currently leading finance at DataStax, Don was CFO of Skyhigh Networks, a Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners backed company. As CFO, Don successfully completed the sale of Skyhigh to McAfee in 2018. Prior to Skyhigh, Don was the CFO and Head of Operations for Apigee, successfully leading Apigee through it's IPO in 2015. Apigee subsequently completed a successful sale to Google. Prior to joining Apigee, Don worked at other technology companies in senior leadership roles including Blue Coat Systems and BEA Systems. Don began his career at KPMG where he completed his CPA certification.

Reese Dandawate


Reese is a former McKinsey consultant and M&A banker with demonstrated experience in helping businesses realize their growth potential. She focuses on defining company value propositions while keeping the voice of the customer at the heart of the business. Her experience spans over a decade of hands-on working with companies across the tech, leisure and consumer services industries, helping them to target and serve customers effectively.

Roger Rappaport, Esq.


Roger is the Emerging Growth & Technology Practice Group Leader. He has extensive experience advising emerging growth companies, from inception through exit, funding strategy, negotiating term sheets, and the investors. Roger’s practice focuses on venture capital and angel investor financings (including convertible notes, SAFEs and other debt financings), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution, development, manufacturing and licensing transactions, executive compensation, including the establishment of equity incentive plans and general corporate governance.

Our partners

FOCUS451™ ​is a proud National Alliance Partner of INFINITI HR, The Professional Employer Organization for Franchises®.

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