Chris Settelen entered the business brokerage field after successfully opening and operating multiple small businesses, including restaurants and a sports rental business. Chris’ hands-on knowledge of how small businesses succeed and his work with multiple franchises are a great benefit to all prospective sellers and buyers. Prior to opening his own businesses, Chris spent over 20 years in the hotel industry holding Regional Vice President and Director Positions for companies such as the Sands Hotel and Casino, Prime Hospitality, and Professional Hospitality Resources.
Currently, Chris owns several franchised restaurants and a hospitality inventory auditing company. With his extensive experience in the franchise world as both a franchisee and franchisor, Chris has proven to be able to work diligently with franchise companies to get deals completed.
Chris also is a member of the Southeastern Virginia Football Officials Association officiating games throughout Southeastern Virginia. Chris is married with one daughter attending the University of South Carolina, one in her senior year in high school, and a son in middle school. Mr. Settelen is a resident of Virginia Beach and has lived in the Hampton Roads area for more than fifteen years.