Paul Eckert DoylestownAn executive based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Paul Eckert studied business at the University of Pittsburgh and has since worked as an entrepreneur in the franchise industry. Paul Eckert founded Family Financial Centers in Doylestown in 2004, and he continues to serve the company as president and CEO.

Mr. Eckert’s nearly three-decade career has included leadership positions in franchise-related fields, including tenures as COO and vice president of operations. He also serves as a member of the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Relations Committee. A prominent figure in the field, he was recently featured in the Franchise Times’ list of smartest growing brands. In the feature, he mentions that while Family Financial Centers plans to open nine to 12 units in the coming year, he continues to stay focused on individual store performances.

Outside of work, Mr. Eckert supports local organizations such as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Originally from Cleveland, he is a fan of the city’s sports teams, especially the Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers.