We have over 20 years of consulting experience
in Helping Franchisees Win
Restaurant & Retail Franchise Consulting
Passion for Profits
People come to OCG for many reasons: sometimes things aren’t working, sometimes the owner wants an outside perspective, and sometimes the owner is ready to move on. Whatever your reason for coming to us, we can help. A persons business can quite literally be their life, and we recognize the responsibility and trust it takes to place that in someone else’s hands. We correct this by aiming not to take your company from you, but to simply take the weight of the problems off your shoulders, and handle that conflict for you.
Who are we? A nationally recognized franchise consulting firm, helping owners improve profits and productivity in the food service industry and the gas/oil retail business.
What We DO?
As an external business consulting group we lend our team of industry experts to your business. We delve into every aspect of your company, starting at the top line to work towards a better bottom line. We analyze your operational model and work hand in hand with your team of people to provide your business with an action plan and a framework for increased profits. With over four decades of industry experience, we have the perspective to know what works, and how to make it work for you.
Michael Ouimet - Founder
Founder and Managing Member
Michael Ouimet has almost forty (40) years of hands on foods service experience. He has owned and/or operated over twenty (20) different franchised concepts, full service restaurants, interstate travel centers, and convenience stores.
Upon graduation from the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University Michael worked as Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director for Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho. After several years he transitioned to the general management of high volume country clubs. In 1986 he was introduced to the interstate travel center business, operating what was at that time the highest volume travel center restaurant in the country. Beginning in 1995 he began to add locations, eventually building the entity into an enterprise with sales in excess of $100 mm.
In 2006 Michael started offering consulting services to truck stops, travel centers, restaurant and convenience stores. Since its inception OCG has provided services to a myriad of clients, from single unit operators to national brands with locations in many different regions of the country.
Andrew M. Ouimet Esq. - In-House Counsel
The son of founder Michael Ouimet, Andrew Ouimet is the company's In-House Counsel, having received a dual JD/MBA from Gonzaga University.
Andrew started his first business while still an undergraduate student at the University of Connecticut. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Business Management, Andrew worked as a project manager before applying to the Gonzaga University School of Law.
After law school Andrew worked for a law firm in Washington before joining OCG. Now working at OCG Andrew consults on the myriad of legal issues that can arise for businesses, including: contracts, leases, employment agreements, compliance issues, labor laws, etc... His presence allows for better response time than utilizing outside counsel, and while most lawyers know the law, it is extremely valuable to have a lawyer who knows business as well.
Kelly Paradis - Bookkeeper
Kelly, an employee for Ouimet Resources, LLC, has been a bookkeeper since 2001.
She offers excellent organizational abilities and strong analytical skills these qualities, combined with her dependability and dedication enable her to make a valuable contribution to Ouimet Resources, LLC
Kelly loves tackling the challenging cases of bookkeeping backlog work or finding the root of errors in her clients' books.
With extensive knowledge of major Microsoft applications, Kelly’s expertise also includes Mas90, QuickBooks and Bureau of National Affairs accounting software.
Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and is very active with her two children's activities. She enjoys reading and cooking.
Maria Maccio - Accounts Receivable
Maria Maccio began working for the company in 1991 as the Accounts Receivable Manager. She was also instrumental in creating and managing the initial Sales Department. By 1998 Maria had become the overall Account Manager for the company and held that role until 2007 when she was promoted to Human Resource Director. Maria’s loyalty and experience is one of OCG’s greatest assets.
Stephanie Bennett - Accounting Manager
Stephanie Bennett joined our organization in early 2004 and is currently an Accounting Manager for several of our companies.
A graduate of Morse Business School with ten plus years of experience in office administration, executive support, project coordination, accounting support, customer service and human resources.
Stephanie’s exceptional interpersonal skills has enabled her to integrate with both her colleagues and our clients, developing valuable relationships. Accurate and organized with strong problem-solving skills, extraordinary attention to detail, and willingness to go above and beyond the job description.
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