Speaker Biographies 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. 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. Graeme Green Director of Franchising, RBC Western Canada Graeme is a market leader working with best-in-class franchise solution teams to maximize RBC’s position in the market and bring the best of RBC to our franchise clients, their owners and their employees. He is a subject matter expert on the franchise industry and individual brands. Graeme takes ownership of RBC’s relationship with franchise district managers, multi-unit operators (MUOs) and franchisees of top level restaurant brands in the regions he supports. He collaborates with Business Financial Services partners to build and execute a regional market strategy and action plan to capture market share of MUOs and top level restaurant brands that will accelerate RBC’s growth along with guiding teams to deliver our national franchise priorities. Graeme has been with RBC for over 20 years and has been focused in the franchise space for 10 of those year. Graeme was known for being the Restaurant and Franchise Specialist in Winnipeg when he was a Commercial Account Manager. During his tenure working in the franchise space he was recognized at a national level for the advice and service he provided our clients. Outside RBC, Graeme likes to give back to his community. He is actively involved as a board member of his community club. He works with Gold Medal Plates which helps raise money for the Canadian Olympic team. He collects gently used suits for inner-city high school students for graduation and interviews. Graeme supports Canadian Blood Services with over 65 donations. 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.