About Jeff Dudan

Brand Builder, Forbes Contributor, and Franchise Executive

Jeff’s Story

Jeff Dudan is a franchise executive with 25 years of experience founding, building, operating, and ultimately exiting a national franchise brand.

Jeff’s journey as an entrepreneur began as a college athlete who founded a business to paint student housing. After graduation, he assisted South Florida in recovering from Hurricane Andrew which led to the launch of AdvantaClean in 1994.

As a leading national restoration franchise AdvantaClean became a strategic partner with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to support families in need, when they need it the most. In January of 2019, AdvantaClean was acquired by Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) to create a combined network with over 1,700 franchise territories operating in 11,000 cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

After the successful sale and exit, Jeff set out to help others build sustainable businesses and franchise systems.

Jeff is a published author, Forbes contributor, speaker, and consultant to emerging brands as well as serving YPO as Chapter Chair of the Southeast Regional US Chapter, Novant Health as Advisory Board member, the IFA Franchisor Forum as a member, and tireless advocate for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.



Jeff Dudan appeared on the CBS hit show Undercover Boss in January 2017. UNDERCOVER BOSS allowed him to visit a variety of franchise locations and get more engaged with his employees.

“What we learned was meaningful and will definitely help us as we open new markets with more outstanding AdvantaClean franchise business owners.”