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April 17-18, 2021: Vancouver Convention Centre, Hall A

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Speaker Biographies


Timothy Haines

Doug Anderson

DA Top Talent

I have 37 years of hands-on business experience helping over 550 companies grow. This includes 23 years sales management experience at a senior level. I enjoy strategic planning and relationship building with my clients. I am certified with the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program). One special point of pride is being a certified consultant for Winslow Assessments, a human performance assessment system used by Fortune 1000 companies as well as professional sporting organizations: MLB, NFL, NHL and others.

I believe people of all ages have tremendous potential and want a better plan for their business, and they need it in writing. My business owner clients want to hear a different perspective on their business and focus on areas of weakness. I provide the tools to help them succeed to the best of their talents and abilities.


Scott McCarthy

Scott McCarthy

Franchise Marketing System

Scott has extensive experience in the Canadian franchise landscape working with some of the most well-established brands in Canada and the United States. Scott began his career at Tim Hortons as a multi-unit franchise owner/operator. After ten years with Tim Hortons, Scott expanded his horizons and joined Kelsey’s as a Franchisee owner/operator.

Scott made a deliberate move to apply his talent and knowledge to corporate operations, joining companies such as Sunoco, McDonald’s, Medicine Shoppe/Rexall Inc., Luxottica Retail and Pearle Vision Canada. From 2014 to 2017, Scott held the position of Vice President of Operations at Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters.


Grant Bullington

Grant Bullington


As a corporate and commercial lawyer, I provide clients with a wide range of services, including assisting in acquisition and sale of businesses, commercial leasing, business formation and governance, as well as drafting and reviewing a variety of commercial contracts. In addition, I advise both franchisees and franchisors on franchise agreements and disclosure requirements.

Grant Bullington is your local FranNet Franchise Specialist. Grant has been helping prospective franchisees find and research their ideal franchise opportunities for over 7 years. Prior to acquiring the FranNet franchise rights for Western Canada, Grant was a Senior Franchise Development Manager with Vancouver-Based 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for 4 years. This combined experience no doubt serves clients well when guiding them to understand just how franchising works and determining their optimal business ownership goals.


Adrian Etchell

Adrian Etchell

Johns Southward Glazier Walton & Margetts LLP

Adrian Etchell practices business and franchise law in British Columbia. He acts for both franchisors and franchisees and has experience preparing and reviewing franchise agreements and disclosure documents. Before moving back to the coast, Adrian practiced in Alberta at a large, downtown Calgary law firm where he specialized in franchise law. B.C.’s new Franchises Act closely resembles franchise legislation in Alberta that has been in force for decades already. Therefore, Adrian brings his experience working in a regulated franchise jurisdiction to his clients in B.C.


Kevin Ebert

Kevin Ebert


Kevin is a long-tenured financial professional, with over 15 years of industry experience. His background includes numerous relationship-management and leadership roles within the areas of retail, business, and private banking. Kevin has worked in a diverse set of geographies and markets; ranging from rural Ontario, to Bay St. in Toronto, as well as Vancouver and Regional B.C. With the majority of his time & expertise in the field of credit and complex financing, he is excited to lead our audience through a conversation on franchise financing.