Chris Meibers

I have a passion for helping build business through teamwork and collaboration.  I never seek to be the smartest person in the room but will always strive to be the most curious. Through my career, I have come to realize that the thrill and challenge of the journey of building a business/brand is much more rewarding than the end destination itself.  Having an entrepreneurial DNA, I love working with small and mid-size businesses to help them improve process efficiencies and unlock their potential through sound strategy.

Chris Meibers

Chris Meibers has 15+ years of executive leadership experience in developing experiential consumer brands and implementing proper strategic growth initiatives. Chris currently serves as the Founder of NorthStar Franchise Solutions, providing guidance within the franchise space to both brands and individual investors.  Chris also serves as CFO/COO for a Cincinnati favorite, Yagoot, as they look to develop a national franchise presence.   Chris has been instrumental in over 230+ new unit openings across a variety of industries and multi-unit brands over the last 15 years, including leadership in all areas of financial strategy, operational efficiency, and bottom-line optimization. Chris is a proud alum of Xavier University, in Cincinnati, OH.


  • Financial Modeling
  • Strategy Development
  • Process Implementation + Training
  • Profitability Optimization

Industries Covered

  • Restaurant/Hospitality
  • Franchising
  • Health/Fitness
  • Experiential Retail
  • B2B Services
  • B2C Services

Chris was CFO for the nation’s largest indoor cycling brand, CycleBar Franchising, from their launch in early 2015 through 2018. This role included developing corporate financial systems and strategy, franchisee coaching, and helping lead the company through a large investment transaction in early 2018.  He served as CFO for one of the nation’s largest franchise development firms, St. Gregory Development Group, from 2015 through early 2018. During this tenure, Chris assisted in developing franchise growth plans for many experiential brands across the fitness, health + wellness, personal services, and hospitality industries. From 2010 through 2015, he served a CFO and Dir. of Business Development for Taste of Belgium restaurant group located in Cincinnati, OH.  From 2007 – 2010, Chris was Corporate Controller for The BarFly Group in Charlotte, NC, which was one of the nation’s premier hospitality consulting and management firms during this period. 

My favorite business quotes:

The Wisdom is in The Group

The drudgery of the numbers will set you free

Chris is a collaborator with Thrive Village, Certified Franchise Consultant, Certified Franchise Executive, Founder of NorthStar Franchise Solutions, and Partner/CFO/COO of Yagoot.

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