With nearly three decades in franchising, as both Franchisee and Franchisor, Kim has been involved with both start up and major franchisors throughout his career. His extensive experience includes franchise sales and development, franchise support, operations, marketing, financial management, real estate, construction, both domestic US and international franchise brand building, and brand acquisitions.

Kim has been associated in executive capacities with several premier and world class brands such as Wendy's, Dunkin' Donuts, Sbarro, and Focus Brands (Roark Capital). Through the course of his career Kim has served in a variety of progressive capacities such as General Manager, Director, Vice President, President, Chief Operating Officer, and Managing Director. Kim has also served as Country Manager to brands in Asia and the Middle East and lived internationally while doing so.

As a Managing Director for International Development , Kim developed and implemented a strategic and tactical international development and franchising plan, serving as a model for international development.