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June 3-4, 2017: Miami Airport Convention Center

Sat. 11am-5pm · Sun. 11am-4pm | $10 at the door · 2 for 1 online, Limited quantities available

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Speaker Biographies

Chris Conner

Tim Conner

Franchise Marketing Systems  

Tim Conner is a Franchise Consultant and Specialist with Franchise Marketing Systems.  His role primarily handles qualifying candidates and determining if the franchise model is right for their line of business.  Tim also works in developing operational structures for new franchise development plans and offering sales support.  He attends various tradeshows throughout the year, conducting seminars and showcasing the benefits of a franchise system when implemented as a growth strategy.  Tim’s background stems in finance, where he worked at one of the highest revenue-producing branches of Chase Bank for 6 years in Hinsdale, IL, before assuming his current role at our home office.


Nick Neonakis

Nick Neonakis

Franchise MBA 

Nick Neonakis is the author of The Franchise MBA™ series, an entrepreneur and a respected franchise industry veteran. He is also the CEO of The Franchise Consulting Company, Inc™, a global organization dedicated to promoting franchise ownership through education. With over 20 years of business experience and clients in 38 countries around the world, he has helped hundreds of families and businesses enter the franchise space. His books “The Franchise MBA” series are the #1 best-selling and highest reviewed books in the franchise category on Amazon. His franchise background ranges from being a senior executive with one of the largest publicly traded franchise companies in the world to best-selling author to CEO of a global franchising firm. His goal is to share his experiences to help YOU find the tools YOU need in order to make an informed decision as to what path is best suited for YOU. for YOU.


Marisol Cruz

Marisol Cruz

Business Finance Depot

Marisol Cruz graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science business degree and later received the Master of Business Administration degree from Clark Atlanta University. Marisol’s in-depth knowledge of working with varying credit profiles to procure loans in the automotive sector and unsecured loans in the alternative finance space translates to a knowledge advantage for clients in need of capital. Our mission is to deliver the best loan selections in order to meet the unique commercial financing needs of every client.


Mark Katz

Mark Katz

The M David Katz Company

Keynote presenter and nationally renowned business consultant, Mark Katz, brings 35 years of consulting with emerging businesses, as well as Fortune 100 companies, such as Merck & Co., The Baltimore Orioles, JFK Airport and the National Institute of Health.  Mark will share his experience in identifying the common factors of business success and show you how to apply these factors to Master Your Business.


Morgan Ben-David

Melissa Bernheim

Morgan ben-David and Melissa Bernheim

AXS Law Group

Morgan Ben-David and Melissa Bernheim focus their practice on franchise law, distribution, licensing, hospitality, commercial litigation, and emerging businesses. Morgan and Melissa both have significant experience advising franchisor clients on franchise sales and disclosure compliance issues, drafting and preparing franchise disclosure documents, and franchise agreements. They also regularly advise and counsel franchisees on the purchase of franchises.  Morgan and Melissa represent franchisors and franchisees in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings throughout the United States.  They are admitted to practice law in Florida as well as before the Southern District Court of Florida and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.