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November 14-15, 2020: Calgary - TELUS Convention Centre

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Speaker Biographies

 

Stan Peake

Stan Peake

InSite Performance Coaching LTD

Stan Peake is the go-to for business owners and leaders who are serious about achieving their goals and leaving a legacy. He combines decades of leadership and business ownership experience with a plethora of tools he is certified in to help leaders become the best versions of themselves, and create the best versions of their businesses.

 

Greg Scott

Greg Scott

Greg Scott Law Office

Greg has practiced law for many years and has extensive experience in the franchise law area. He has advised many franchisees both new as well as those along their franchise journey. He has also advised new franchisors in getting their business established. Further to this he has worked with both franchisees and franchisors in resolving disputes.

 

Chuck Prenevost

 

Chuck Prenevost

FranNet

Chuck’s passion is helping Entrepreneurs seek their true calling for business ownership. The question to ask is not “should I start my own business”. The question should be, “How do I find the right business that best suites me”. Chuck has assisted multiple entrepreneurs across the West realize their dreams of business ownership by matching the skills and the passions they have from their corporate careers with a business model that aligns with their goals. Being an entrepreneur his entire life and starting his own business from scratch, he has a unique perspective that he loves sharing to keep his clients properly focused on finding the right business for themselves.

 

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

FranNet

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.

 

Jenny Yu

Jenny Yu

Office of Small & Medium Enterprises

Jenny joined Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) in 2009 and is a dynamic and passionate public servant with extensive experience in government procurement and contracting. With her background in communications and event management, she is also a seasoned public speaker, and a strategist in corporate, non-profit, and government relations. Driven and skillful in combining creativity and business skills in achieving initiatives, Jenny continues to build a portfolio of service excellence via procurement to departments such as the Department of National Defence, Defence Research Development Canada, Parks Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, etc. Her strength in building effective relationships also continue to render meaningful collaborations with partners like the National Hockey League, the United Way, and World Vision Canada. Jenny thrives on the curating and sharing of ideas and looks forward to applying her attributes and experience.

 

Yvonne Hy

Yvonne Hy

RBC

Yvonne Hy is a Relationship Manager in the commercial markets for a diversified client base of entrepreneur, focusing primarily in the franchise industry. She works closely with her clients to provide business advice and customized business solutions to help with business growth and cash flow. She specializes in credit with commercial business products and services and works with a team of Associate Account Managers, Commercial Service Advisors, Financing Specialists and other partners who are experts in their respective fields.

 

>Ryan Sowtis

Ryan Sowtis

RBC

Ryan Sowtis has been with RBC Royal Bank for almost 10 years in various roles. He started his career as a Personal Banker and then moved into Management. He’s since moved into the position of Business Account Manager. This role allows Ryan to help new and existing entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. He’s able to do this through sound financial advice and by leveraging the expert partners he has available. Ryan’s educational background is in finance where he learned to take a holistic approach to managing his clients businesses. This ultimately leads to a more complete and successful relationship.

 

>Sam Raheel

Sam Raheel

Rapid Boost

Sam’s business growth & marketing strategies has helped hundreds of Business Owners generate more than a Billion Dollars in Revenue. With more than 15 years of digital marketing & consulting experience, Sam along with his team has worked for companies like Coca Cola, Sheraton Hotels, Manpower and Subway. Sam is passionate about working with Small Business Owners to Rapidly Grow Their Business.