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June 4-5, 2022: Hyatt Regency Orlando

Sat. 11am-5pm · Sun. 11am-4pm

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Speaker Biographies

 

Patricia McGraw

Patricia McGraw

The Entrepreneur's Source

As a Career Ownership Coach, I help people realize their dreams of self-sufficiency in a safe environment. Through the process of education, awareness, and discovery, I help my clients clarify their personal income, lifestyle, wealth and equity goals and evaluate their options. With a relationship of trust and in a safe space, I coach my clients to understand what motivates them and to evaluation what is really important to them. I facilitate transformation in my clients by asking questions and thus helping them gain clarity. Further, as a coach, I help my clients stay on track while thinking outside their comfort zone so they can reach for new goals and horizons.

 

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.

 

Diane Rosenkrantz

Diane Rosenkrantz

Tenet Financial Group

Diane has been working in the pension industry/consulting/customer service areas for over 30 years. Currently assisting clients, lenders, brokers, and franchisors across the country find the best funding options for their business(es). One of the ways Diane has helped a majority of her clients, a specialty of Tenet Financial Group, is working with clients that have retirement funds. Diane helps educate her clients on the process of accessing those funds for a business.
Her experience at MassMutual Life Insurance in the Pension area provided an excellent foundation for her knowledge of 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plans. Diane worked in the Sensitive Plan Unit at MassMutual, handling administration, training, compliance, and customer service.

Other positions Diane has held over the years include Senior Account Executive at CIGNA and Senior Project Manager for Robinson Consulting, a firm specializing in project management and customized software development in the healthcare industry. Diane is a Senior Consultant and has been with Tenet Financial Group since 2009.

 

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)".

 

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

FranServe

Chris has 20+ years of business experience in the Information Technology and Franchising industries. Chris is a multi-unit franchisee of Club Pilates. Club Pilates is ranked #69 on the top 500 Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine. Chris’ studio has performed as a top ten studio in the country out of 500+ locations. After leaving a successful career in Tech Sales and Engineering in Corporate America, Chris founded Legacy Franchise Ventures where he guides senior level executives in the identification, research and analysis of franchise opportunities. Legacy Franchise Ventures is a partner with FranServe who represents 500+ nationally recognized franchise brands in multiple industries.

Chris is dedicated to giving back through community service. He currently sits on the executive board for the Orlando Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The fraternity has a youth mentoring group that guides young men between the ages of 8 and 18. When he is not helping clients, Chris is spending time with his wife, two children and two dogs or out riding his motorcycle.