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April 23-24, 2022: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building) - Hall C

Sat. 11am-5pm · Sun. 11am-5pm · Admission $10

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Speaker Biographies

 

Angelee Brown

Angelee Brown

Franchise Fix

Angelee possesses over 20 years of hospitality, recruitment and franchise development experience for world-class, global companies, has successfully owned and operated her own franchise and provides an innovative and consultative approach to helping Franchisors and Franchisees alike.

 

 

David Grey

David Gray

MacDonald Sager Manis LLP

David Gray is a lawyer at MacDonald Sager Manis LLP and provides practical and cost effective guidance to business clients in all phases of development from entrepreneurial sole proprietor start-ups to mature corporate businesses.

In addition to advising on general corporate and commercial law matters, David has significant experience in the areas of: franchising, licensing, intellectual property, and commercial and corporate disputes.

 

Gary Prenevost

Gary Prenevost

FranNet of Southern Ontario
President, Southern Ontraio

With over 20 years of experience in the franchise industry, Gary Prenevost is one of North America's leading franchise matchmakers. Gary and his partner at FranNet have helped over 500 people buy franchises; they've helped nearly twice as many more people realize that franchise ownership was not for them.

Gary has seen all sides of the "franchise table" - he has been a franchisor; a franchisee; a master franchisor; a franchise matchmaker, and a franchise consultant where he helps companies become franchisors (iFranchise Group).

FranNet's clients enjoy an 85% success rate (2012 study of 1291 clients over 5 years).

 

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.

 

Sukhdeep Sidhu

Sukhdeep Sidhu

Keyser Mason Ball LLP

Sukhdeep S. Sidhu is an associate at Keyser Mason Ball, LLP and a member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial, Branding & Franchising and Business and Estate Succession practice groups. Sukhdeep advises new and emerging Canadian and international franchisors with on all aspects of Canadian franchise law, including the drafting and preparation of franchise agreements and disclosure documents and manages franchisor relationships. Sukhdeep regularly assists franchisees with the review and negotiation of disclosure documents and franchise agreements and represents franchisees in the purchase and sale of single and multi-unit franchises. He has experience with incorporations, corporate reorganizations and drafting and negotiating various commercial contracts for small and medium sized businesses. Sukhdeep also assists clients in the preparation of wills and powers of attorney. Sukhdeep continues to be actively engaged in growing his network of contacts in the Greater Toronto and surrounding areas.

 

Chris Conner

Chris Conner

Franchise Marketing Systems

Mr. Conner has spent the last decade in the franchise industry working with several hundred different franchise systems in management, franchise sales and franchise development work. His experience ranges across all fields of franchise expertise with a focus in franchise marketing and franchise sales but includes work in franchise strategic planning, franchise research and franchise operations consulting. He has an MBA in Finance and Marketing from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors Degree from Miami of Ohio in Oxford.

 

Harry Stinson

Harry Stinson

Stinson Developments

Harry Stinson has been an entrepreneur for 45 years, working and learning side by side with fascinating people like Colonel Sanders, Donald Trump, Robert Campeau, Steve Wozniak and others. He’s designed, built, marketed and operated restaurants, theatres, condos, hotels and rock concerts. His businesses have included the Groaning Board Restaurant, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Candy Factory Lofts, 1 King West, Stinson Real Estate, Heritage Theatre, High Park Lofts, the Stinson School, and Hotel Niagara. Learn the secrets from a highly entertaining and candid personality. Best of all, he tells it like it really was, and answers questions with practical advice. Don’t miss his session!

 

Rinay Chand and Shahzad Ahmed

Rinay Chand & Shahzad Ahmed

Elite Training Pros

Rinay Chand & Shahzad Ahmed are the International Best Selling author, Speaker, Success Coach, International Real Estate Investor and Founder of Elite Training Pros.

They will share strategies, wisdom and over 18 years of combined experience which they have gained in Real Estate industry by helping hundreds of Investors. They have been helping & educating ordinary individuals to achieve extra ordinary results.

They help individuals & families who want to create generational wealth by investing in real estate, or simply learn about the real estate market and investment opportunities.

They will help you learn how to draw in passive monthly cash flow and achieve your financial goals by investing in hassle free, turn-key & done for you real estate investment opportunities all across North America.

 

Nader Tehrani

Nader Tehrani

NHT Associates

Nader is President of NHT Associates a full life cycle CPA accounting and financial planning firm offering tax, corporate and advisory services to small and mid-size businesses. Nader is currently writing a book based on his experience dealing with small businesses and all the questions they have from incorporating to small business loans to grants. He is co-authoring a book with Brian Tracy, the guru, the coach and trainer to thousands of people.

 

Sandro Giannini

Sandro Giannini

RBC - Business Markets Manager

Sandro Giannini has 30 years of banking experience helping clients meet their financial needs. He also has extensive experience working with franchisors and franchisees and has partnered with numerous business owners and entrepreneurs enabling them to start, grow or transition their business. In addition, Sandro is very active in his local community and supports numerous charities.

 

Andrew Perrie 

Andrew Pierre

Revel Real Estate