Steve Caldeira

Steve Caldeira

IFA president, CEO Steve Caldeira steps down

Robert Cresanti named interim COO during search for replacement

Steve Caldeira, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association, said Wednesday that he is stepping down after efforts to align on a new contract failed.

“I am very proud of our accomplishments during my tenure to protect, promote and enhance the franchise business model,” Caldeira said in a statement. “It has been a real honor and privilege to represent franchising, which is the true essence of entrepreneurship in America. While I appreciate the opportunity to have

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