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Speaker Biographies

 

Alan George

Alan George

Franchise Marketing Systems

Alan George has been with Franchise Marketing Systems from the beginning and helped grow the company; doubling sales over the last three years. Mr. George is a specialist in franchise territory planning, franchise mapping and franchise strategic planning. Alan George has over 27 years advertising, sales and marketing experience. He has worked with multiple franchise systems to expand throughout the United States and Internationally. Alan has managed and run several independent sales teams for organizations and companies expanding through franchising and licensing. Mr. George is an expert in franchise business planning and strategy.

 

Jeff Wheelock


Jeff Wheelock

Dickinson & Wheelock, PC

Jeff Wheelock is a franchise attorney.

He represents franchisees in all of their legal dealings, including: (a) reviewing and explaining the FDD; (b) negotiating the terms of the franchise agreement; (c) creating new business entities; (d) establishing ownership agreements; (e) negotiating leases; (f) contracting with key employees; and (g) helping to buy/sell existing franchised businesses. He also represents franchisors.

Mr. Wheelock graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 1991, where he served as Executive Editor of the Houston Law Review. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics and managerial studies from Rice University.

Learn more about Jeff Wheelock at www.TexasFranchiseAttorney.com.

 

Cliff Nonnenmacher

 

 

Cliff Nonnenmacher

Franocity

Cliff is the CEO of Franocity and has spent the last 20 years as an Entrepreneur. He is considered a turnaround expert and established this reputation after buying several failing businesses and turning them into highly profitable companies within a very short period of time.

Early in his career, he was an investment banker with one of the largest financial institutions in the world, Smith Barney. He left his Wall Street job in 2003 to acquire a Master Franchise opportunity in the Northeast. Since then, he has been instrumental in the growth and development of Cartridge World, Four Seasons Sunrooms, Contours Express, Personal Training Institute, Games 2U, PuroClean and Maid Right.

 

Julie Cripe


Julie Cripe

Bank OZK

 

Steven Cooper

 

Steven Cooper

ERSOP.com

Steven Cooper has 25 years of benefits consulting and pension administration experience. He was the first to evangelize the essential exit strategy that popularized the ERSOP(TM) Plan. Beginning in 1999, he successfully marketed the concept to franchisors and business brokers. In 2001 he coined the term "ERSOP (Entrepreneur Rollover Stock Ownership Plan)".

 

Scott Kidd

Scott Kidd

The Entrepreneur's Source

Scott Kidd has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He has held management positions at 3M and HEB and has over 20 years of management experience.

Scott's most recent job was a 15 year career as a Senior Vice President with a software company that he helped to startup. He has experience in sales, marketing, operations and product development.

 

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Spirit of Texas Bank

Sean Duffy has been in the banking industry for several years and is focused exclusively on startup financing for franchisees on a national level. He has a passion for small business development and understands the importance of providing a truly comprehensive and educational borrowing experience to each and every new business owners.

 

Paul Bolden

Paul Bolden

Allstate Insurance Company