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)".
Dream Maker Franchising
Widely accepted as one of the top franchise consultants in the United States, Britton helps you figure out how to do what most people only dream about. Britton has spent more than 25 years as a franchisee, entrepreneur, franchise executive, and franchise consultant working for and owning franchises such as Kiddie Academy® Childcare Learning Centers, Molly Maid®, Sylvan Learning(SM) Centers, and SYNERGY® HomeCare.
Britton has captured her franchise expertise as author of a top-selling book on entrepreneurship titled, The Franchisee Workbook. Britton will teach you the tools and techniques to help you find your ideal match far beyond your expectations.
Business Finance Depot
Marisol Cruz, experienced in securing funding in the start-up and franchise industries, provides financing to businesses across the US.
With a Master of Business Administration degree, coupled with previous experience in the personal consumer loans and automotive financing fields, Marisol leverages her knowledge to customize the right lending solution and streamline the application process.
Marisol’s mission is to help small business owners find opportunities to fulfill their dreams of ownership.
Christina D. McAmis, Esq.
Shelton Law & Associates
Ms. McAmis is a Franchise and Trusts Attorney with Shelton Law & Associates. Christina has also clerked for the prestigious and Honorable Consuelo Callahan of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Christina shouldered responsibility and embraced challenges as an elite level gymnast at a very young age. She tackled being a business owner before her eighteenth birthday and thrived in the face of a devastating diagnosis. Christina is a metastatic cancer warrior who has overcome adversity to practice law. Before and throughout law school Christina studied Alternative Dispute Resolution including earning a degree in ADR. She is a recipient of the Witkin Award for Mediation. During law school she was also awarded a Soroptomist scholarship; recognized for her legal research and editing skills in the legal Text Book, Understanding Torts 9th edition, and graduated with the elusive “Great Distinction” honors. Christina enjoys “geeking out” in her free time by reading Fantasy and Science Fiction as well as by participating in mock trials and authoring articles for comic book events. She has defended the Winter Soldier and written about Captain America’s military benefits. Now Christina’s writing can be viewed on the BeTheBoss expert legal writers page and in the Franchise Connect Magazine on a fairly regularly basis.
Today Christina enjoys helping others achieve their dreams and overcome adversity. She speaks regularly at Franchise Business Expos and other events to help educate and inspire others.
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.
Monika Jazyk is the founder of RPI Education, the world's fastest growing investment community and is on a mission to help everyday people invest like the top 2% by helping people create wealth through Real Estate and alternative investments so they can reach their financial and personal goals.
To date, RPI Education has assisted thousands of people across the globe to build wealth, and create time, and money freedom in their lives.
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Career Ownership Coach
Former Global Oil and Gas Executive who now expowers clients go through a journet of self discovery. We focus on the helping people navigate a new mindset of career ownership through goal setting, education, awareness, aligning skills and finding their desired balance of income, Lifestyle, Wealth and Equity. Many time clients will learn of possibilities beyond what they ever imagined or dreamed possible.
Greg holds almost 25 years of franchise experience in numerous markets and industries. He has been with FranNet since July 2022 and is also the President and CEO of High Noon Tint Franchise Company. Greg has owned 6 different franchise brands over his 25-year career and been a franchisor 3 times, including 15 years with Jani-King International as a Master Franchise Owner of 5 regions across 3 states. Greg started his franchise career as a unit franchisee for Jani-King in Alabama while he owned and operated seven AT&T Wireless and Sprint PCS dealer locations.
Franchise Marketing Systems
Chris Conner has spent the last twenty years working in the franchise development field working primarily with startup and emerging franchise systems. Mr. Conner's work covers a variety of franchise categories including strategic planning, franchise operations, franchise 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 34 team members located in markets across the United States and Canada. Franchise Marketing Systems has developed over 700 franchise brands and supported clients in selling over 8,000 franchise units in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, Canada and Southeast Asia. Franchise Marketing Systems has worked with a variety of well known brands and significant franchise systems including Baxter Healthcare, Anytime Fitness, Costco, Ford Motor Company, Delta Airlines, UPS Stores, European Wax Center, Junk King and others.
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. The combination of providing consulting and franchise development support along with the franchise sales and marketing model for new brands created more opportunities to more brands to scale and grow through franchising. Chris Conner holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Miami of Ohio and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago. He is married to an amazing wife, Dr. Alaina Conner and has two great kids, Ashton and Jameson.