Leonard Faucher

Leonard Faucher

Chief Operating Officer

Former CEO, International Center for Distance Learning in Boston. Current Adjunct Professor at Houston Community College, trained as instructor for Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative.

 

Education

  • 2012- Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative Instructor training
  • Trustee, The Boston Conservatory 2002-2007, Academic Affairs Committee
  • Economic Courses in Canadian – Provincial government at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University 2001
  • Worcester State University, MA, Secondary School Administration, Special Needs Ed. 1978
  • M.M.Ed. The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA 1975
  • B.M. Ed. The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA 1968

Memberships

  • • Massachusetts Teachers Association
  • • National Education Association
  • • United States Distance Learning Association
  • • New England—Canada Business Council
  • • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity
  • • National Association of Jazz Educators
  • • Music Educators National Conference
  • • United Nations of Greater Boston
  • • Massachusetts High Tech Council
  • • Masonic Lodge of Cerrillos, New Mexico, 3rd degree
  • • Kiwanis Club
  • • The Houston Club
  • • Advisory Board – World Sky Race
  • • Board of Advisors, Houston’s Small Business Today magazine

 Teaching & Training Experience

  • 1968-1972 Teacher, Manchester, NH public schools
  • 1970-1972 Adjunct Professor, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
  • 1972-1979 Department Head, Northboro-Southboro Public Schools, MA
  • 1977-1978 Served on accreditation board of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Boston, MA
  • 1979-1982 Department Head, Needham, MA Public Schools
  • 1986=1991 Trained franchise owners for Officeland, Inc.
  • 1991 – 1994 – Trained franchise owners for Office Oasis, Inc.
  • 2011- present, Adjunct Professor of Business, Houston Community College
  • 2012- present, Module Faculty, HCC/Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative

 Business and Franchise Experience

  • • 1982-1991 CEO,  OfficeLand, Inc., Marlboro, MA

Worked with the law firms  of Choate, Hall, and Stuart, and Hale and Dorr, Boston 26 store franchise chain acquired by Staples. Prepared all UFOC documents and Franchise Agreements. Attended legal workshops conducted by the International Franchise Association

  • • 1992-1995 CEO,  Office Oasis, Inc., Londonderry, NH

3 store chain acquired by Staples Represented by and worked with  by Hale and Dorr of Boston, and Manchester, NH. Prepared all UFOC and Franchise Agreements.

  • • International Center for Distance Learning, Boston, MA established International license (franchise) for Kuwait and other Gulf Cooperative countries in conjunction with Raytheon. Worked closely with the law firms of Skadden Arps, Boston,  and Baker Botts, Dallas.  
  • • 2000-2003 Publisher, Distance Learning Magazine
  • • 2005-2010 Partner, Santa Fe Music & Piano Inc., Santa Fe, NM
  • • 2008-2009 CEO, Picture Communications,Inc. Albuquerque

National videoconferencing company which used videoconferencing for franchise training Created Franchise Disclosure and Franchise Agreements. Attained approval from the SBA as an approved SBA franchisor. .  

  • • 2010- present, Senior Managing Partner, Franchise Innovators International, Houston, TX Consultant to both national and International companies seeking to franchise in the United States.
  • • May 2012 to present, New National Tutoring Franchise Chain to emerge Core Curriculum Coaching, Inc. Leonard Faucher CEO, LeVar Burton International Spokesperson, prepared Franchise Disclosure Documents and Franchise Agreements.

 

 Achievements and Publications

  • • Computer Retail News,  History of Marketplace Lends Insight into Industry’s Future article published September, 1985
  • • Office World News, June 1985 OfficeLand (Faucher as CEO) to Franchise Across the country.
  • • Office World News, May, 1994.Office Oasis (Faucher as CEO) Blends Computers with Office Sullies ….to build national franchise chain.
  • • Success Magazine – Article about Faucher by Robert Ronstadt, Beyond Your Banker, About Faucher’s success as a franchisor. August 1991.
  • • Facilitated the establishment of a sister city relationship between Manchester, NH and Taichung, Taiwan
  • • Mass High Tech, about Faucher and PictureCom Dogged by Upstarts, hounded by Shareholders PictureTel misses date for restating earnings, Oct. 1997.
  • • Boston Business Journal,  About Faucher and PictureCom, Videoconferencing Firm Focuses on Higher Ed, January, 1998
  • • Boston Business Journal About Faucher and the International Center for Distance Learning, Inc. Distance Learning Firm thinks its forecast is bright November, 1999
  • • As CEO  of ICDL created CollegeLearning.com which was recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of America’s best 99 websites in August of 2000, and PC Magazine as an easy portal for students to register for on-line courses.in November of 2000.
  • • Personally Recognized by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan as an IT CEO for co-sponsoring technology conference, Reaching Across the Digital Divide June, 2001
  • • International Patent No. WO 00/41088 System and Method for Interactive Distance Learning Through Real Time Videoconferencing July 13, 2000
  • • Nationally Franchising Using Other People’s Money 2012 Small Business & Entrepreneur Leadership Conference, Feb. 2012, Houston-Galveston Women’s Business Center.
  • • Franchising – Good for America, June 2012, Small Business Today, magazine.
  • • Community Colleges – the New Business Schools, July, 2012, Small Business Today, magazine. 
  • • Published –Rising Waters – March 2013, Small Business Today magazine.
  • • Honorary President – US - China Educational, Economic, & Cultural Foundation. Houston, TX , October 2012