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Dorian Cunion
Director of Franchise Systems, 7-Eleven

Dorian Cunion is the Director of Franchise Systems for 7-Eleven Incorporated headquartered in Dallas, Texas. He has been with 7-Eleven for 15 years, and has served in the roles of Manager of Franchise Recruiting, Market Manager for the Baltimore Metro region, and Business Consultant. He received his undergraduate degree in Business and Economics at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland Virginia, and later went on to receive an MBA from the University of Maryland University College. 

In his current role, Dorian is responsible for managing 7-Eleven’s relationship with nearly 5000 Franchisees.  Dorian has a passion around leadership development, profitable partnerships, and supporting the growth of the Franchising Industry.

Dorian Cunion's Recent Articles

  • The Importance of the Brand When Choosing a Franchise
    As 2016 begins, many people are making the leap to being a Franchisee. Every year the Franchise industry provides people the opportunity to own their own business and have the support of an established brand.  A strong brand can make all ... Read Full Article
  • Evaluating a Franchise Model
    How Franchisors support Franchisees is an important question prospective Franchisees should ask prior to signing a Franchising contract. Levels of support vary dramatically from one Franchise to another, and before individuals commit to a brand... Read Full Article
  • Support networks are the key to Franchisee Success
    When considering the possibility of becoming a Franchisee, individuals should consider their support network and how it can contribute to their success. Often people mistakenly believe success is linked solely to their own hard work and talent,... Read Full Article
  • Why is Credit score important to Franchisors?
    Everyday thousands of individuals apply to become Franchisees, and many are turned away for one reason. Can you guess what that reason is? Believe it or not, but an individual’s credit score can be a huge determining factor on whether they are con... Read Full Article
  • Porter’s Five Forces Model Helps The Trajectory of Industries
    In March of 1979, Michael Porter a professor at Harvard Business School introduced a tool for analyzing attractiveness and likely profitability of industries. That tool is called Porter’s Five Forces Model and identifies threat of new entry, buyer... Read Full Article