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September 26-27, 2020: Edmonton Convention Centre - Hall A

Sat. 11am-5pm · Sun. 11am-4pm

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Speaker Biographies

 

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.

 

Darren Voros

Darren Voros

Keyspire

Get ready to learn from and be inspired by Darren Voros! He is a seasoned real estate investor, general contractor, certified home inspector, and ecoENERGY Advisor. Darren’s love for real estate investing prompted him to buy his first property in 2002. After 14 years of successfully building wealth through real estate, his passion to learn more and teach others led him to join the Keyspire® Team in 2016.Darren is a regular contributor as the in-house renovation expert on CBC’s daytime television series The Goods. He has also appeared as a contractor on the W Network series Game of Homes and the HGTV show Save My Reno.Darren now combines his two passions as he travels across the country: being an active real estate investor and inspiring and educating others.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Daren Chalupiak

Daren Chalupiak

Bank of Montreal

Daren brings 20 years of experience with different brands including Tim Hortons, Home Depot, Marriott, and Montana’s in varied environments from Airports to Education and Stand-Alone units. These experiences have included new builds, renovations and expansions.

 

Grant Bullington

Grant Bullington

FranNet

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.

 

Sam Khajeei

Sam Khajeei

Nerland Lindsey

Sam Khajeei is a corporate lawyer who has robust experience in franchising. He has acted for franchisors and franchisees in Alberta on a variety of matters including franchise disclosure documents, franchise and area development agreements and master franchising arrangements. For franchisors, Sam aligns his services towards maximizing system growth and promoting excellent relationships with franchisees while ensuring compliance with laws. For franchisees, Sam helps identify risk-prone areas and can assist with franchisor negotiations. Existing franchisees also benefit from his experience advising on operations and general day-to-day corporate matters. Sam's experience ultimately positions him as a valuable resource to business owners.