Chris Michels

Director of Franchise Development

Chris Michels

“Coffee is for closers."


Role at FastLane

Working with people to make their dream of owning their own business come true. I will educate and walk candidates through the process of identifying the right franchise opportunity. 


Years In Franchising


Years With Franchise FastLane


Candidates Worked With

What do you love most about FRANCHISING?

It is the ideal way to start and own your own business. Franchising provides the support and proven business model to achieve success. From marketing, lead generation, training, and on-going support, franchising is the easiest way to succeed.

Tell us about your family...

I live with my fiancé Amber in a small town about 30 minutes southwest of Minneapolis. We love dogs and currently have a 90lb boxer/pitbull mix named Pablo. He’s our fur baby and is definitely spoiled. I have two older brothers and 2 nieces and 2 nephews.



I love live music and try to see as many of my favorite artists I can. Especially smaller venues like First Avenue in Minneapolis. I'm also a big "toys" guy. In the summer we like to get out in our convertible and CanAm Spyder. We also enjoy spending time outdoors walking the dog, relaxing on our deck and enjoying lake/river days on our friend's boat.



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