Be an Exhibitor

April 23-24, 2022: Chicago - Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Hall D

Sat. 11am-5pm · Sun. 11am-4pm

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Speaker Biographies

 

Reco McCambry

Reco McCambry

Novae Money

Reco has been an entrepreneur since 20 and became a millionaire by 25. He has started, built, and run 4 multi-million dollar companies to date. He is a member of the Forbes Business Council and industry expert on Forbes.com for Business Credit & Funding and also serves on the National Small Business Association Leadership Council out of Washington DC. Lastly, he's also been selected to #1 Business Honor Society in the world, Beta Gamma Sigma after earning a 4.0 GPA in one of the nation's top MBA programs.

 

Dave Woggon

Dave Woggon

Tenet Financial Group

Dave Woggon has been in the franchise industry since 1986 in both funding and franchise exploration roles. As the VP of Development for Tenet Financial Group, he oversees the consulting team and identifies strategic growth opportunities for the company.

 

Chris Conner

Chris Conner

Franchise Marketing Systems

Christopher Conner has spent the last fifteen years working in the franchise development field working with startup and emerging franchise systems. His work covers a variety of franchise categories including strategic planning, franchise operations and training system development, franchise marketing and franchise sales. In 2009, Mr. Conner founded Franchise Marketing Systems based out of Atlanta, Georgia which today has grown to a team of 19 staff members located in markets across the United States. Franchise Marketing Systems has supported clients in selling over 3,000 franchise units in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, Canada and Southeast Asia. Mr. Conner’s vision was to develop a model that allowed for efficient, effective and performance based franchise development work to be completed for new and emerging franchisors. Mr. Conner holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Miami of Ohio and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago.

 

Effie Katris

Effie Katris

The Entrepreneur's Source

Effie comes from a family of entrepreneurs. She has had a successful career opening and starting businesses with a focus on sales and management. Effie’s role and focus as a coach is to help people explore opportunities they would not find on their own.

 

Dave Woggon

Turner Gaw

North State Bank

Turner has started, grown, and sold 2 companies and been in finance his entire career. His true passion is working with entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their companies. He has been an SBA lender focusing on franchises since 2012 with over 15 years in the industry.

 

George Vodin

George Vodin

Fancy Art

Mr. Vodin’s entry into the art and framing business is the culmination of a lifetime of experience. Born and raised in his parents’ restaurant business; he learned a lot about human nature at an early age, as well as the operation, controls and efficiencies necessary to operate a successful retail business. At age seventeen, he took a sales position with “Great Books of The Western World” a division of “Encyclopedia Britannica.”  Within a year he became divisional trainer for the Chicago central office, responsible for training management candidates. Then, to help in his mother retire, he opened a lounge (bar) in their dining room adjoining the restaurant; within a year, “The Burgundy Room” had become one of the busiest night spots on the south side of Chicago. Mr. Vodin served four years in The United States Marine Corp. as an Airborne Missile Control Systems Technician (radar) - a rigorous and intense one-year course equivalent to a four-year college electronic engineering degree, in addition to also receiving his college GED. After his release from the service, he returned to college, but soon took a management position with a small chain of two discount health and beauty supply stores; as the corporate manager, he built it to nine stores within one and one-half years; at that time, it was larger than Walmart and the national sales manager of Proctor and Gamble visited the stores to learn more and study our business operations, which later became the model for The Riteway Discount chain. For purposes of brevity, Mr. Vodin also partnered in manufacturing a successful line of children’s furniture, worked in auto sales, computer office system sales, and as a commodity broker.

 

Bill Schrack

Bill Schrack

FranChoice

Pairing over 50 years of combined multi-unit franchise ownership with passionate coaching skills, Meg and Bill help individuals find the career of their dreams. They will work with you to identify exceptional franchise opportunities that are compatible with your motivations, interests, goals and ambitions. Let us help you turn your dreams into reality.