Speaker Biographies Art Stacey Thompson Dorfman Sweatman Art Stacey is a partner at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP with over 35 years experience in a wide variety of commercial law and commercial litigation matters. His experience includes the set up, purchase and sale of businesses of varying types and sizes, leasing, banking and securities law matters. He has been a speaker on a wide variety of commercial law topics. Devin Conner W.C Franchise Developers Mr. Conner has spent the past ten years working in the telecommunications field in addition to developing outbound sales organizations focused on the direct mail and outbound marketing fields. Mr. Conner holds a bachelor's degree in business communications from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Devin has supported franchise systems such as Bella Pita Mediterranean, Junk King, Golden Home Care Franchising, Simply Chiropractic, REDRHINO epoxy flooring and Restoration 1 among others. Devin currently provides management experience with a heavy focus in operations for both national and regional food service franchises. His management background in the food service arena provides industry specific expertise for clients. Kerry Fieber Canada Revenue Agency As a Liaison Officer for the Canada Revenue Agency, Kerry provides free in-person support and guidance to small business owners to help them understand and meet their tax obligations. Else Kemp Canada Revenue Agency The Liaison Officer Initiative is designed to help small businesses meet their tax obligations. This approach involves activities that are designed to provide taxpayers with education and support. The focus of the LOI is to help businesses “get it right from the start” by providing them with in-person support and guidance at key moments of their business life cycle.