Be an Exhibitor

January 21-22, 2022: Dallas Market Hall, Main Hall

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Speaker Biographies

 

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.

 

Max Mawhirter

Max Mawhirter

Tenet Financial Group

Max has been involved in helping people pursue freedom since 1988. Max operated a financial services practice for 26 years helping people lower their costs on living expenses, insurances, and taxes in order to free up money to invest for the future. He then turned his attention to helping people become occupationally free through finding the right job fit, and through owning their own business. Today, he works with entrepreneurs to help them obtain funding for the realization of business ownership. Max and his wife, Scarlett, reside in Texas with their son. He donates his time to a prison ministry and is a board member for Fellowship of The Sword, a para-church ministry in Hurst, TX. When he is not leading a charge to freedom, he likes to experience it behind the handlebars of his motorcycle. He enjoys reading and is determined to develop his writing abilities.

 

Toni Harris Taylor

Toni Harris Taylor

Network In Action

Toni Harris Taylor never saw herself owning a franchise. As a business coach, Toni, taught her clients how to network to attract their ideal clients. When she was approached about buying a Network in Action franchise it made sense. Toni believes networking is the single best way to prospect and build any business, especially a franchise. It was networking that helped Toni to become the fastest launching franchise in NIA’s history and helped her to earn the NIA Rookie of the Year award. Join us to learn the networking strategies that can help you to achieve your goals too.

 

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.

 

Christina McAmis

Christina D. McAmis, Esq.

Shelton Law & Associates

Ms. McAmis is a Franchise and Trusts Attorney with Shelton Law & Associates. Christina has also clerked for the prestigious and Honorable Consuelo Callahan of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Christina shouldered responsibility and embraced challenges as an elite level gymnast at a very young age. She tackled being a business owner before her eighteenth birthday and thrived in the face of a devastating diagnosis. Christina is a metastatic cancer warrior who has overcome adversity to practice law. Before and throughout law school Christina studied Alternative Dispute Resolution including earning a degree in ADR. She is a recipient of the Witkin Award for Mediation. During law school she was also awarded a Soroptomist scholarship; recognized for her legal research and editing skills in the legal Text Book, Understanding Torts 9th edition, and graduated with the elusive “Great Distinction” honors. Christina enjoys “geeking out” in her free time by reading Fantasy and Science Fiction as well as by participating in mock trials and authoring articles for comic book events. She has defended the Winter Soldier and written about Captain America’s military benefits. Now Christina’s writing can be viewed on the BeTheBoss expert legal writers page and in the Franchise Connect Magazine on a fairly regularly basis. Today Christina enjoys helping others achieve their dreams and overcome adversity. She speaks regularly at Franchise Business Expos and other events to help educate and inspire others.

 

Sara Waskow

Sara Waskow

The Entrepreneur’s Source

For over 20 years my career has been focused on helping small companies grow their brand and profits. My interaction with small business owners from both a corporate and an individual startup perspective sparked my interest in franchising. I joined FranNet of Dallas/Fort Worth in Aug 2012, and purchased the business form the former owner in Jan 2015. I walk my clients through a process to help them assess 3 things:

  • Is business ownership right for them?
  • Is franchise ownership right for them?
  • Which franchise best matches their goals, skills, and financial capabilities?

 

Irving Chung

Irving Chung

FranChoice

Irving Chung is senior franchise consultant driven to help people take control of their lives and create freedom for themselves through business ownership. My goal is to help others discover More Passion, More Money, More Freedom and Control by becoming their own Boss. As a Professional Franchise Consultant, I help the people I work with understanding franchising, and determine if it might be a good fit for them. If it is, then I take them through a proven, and methodical process to develop a custom model, tailored to them based on their background, skill sets, financial and lifestyle goals, that we then use to match them up with the best franchise business that's a perfect fit for them!

 

Steven Cooper

Steven Cooper

FocalPoint Business Coaching and Training

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)".