Speaker Biographies

Marko Reljic

Marko Reljic

Scotia Bank

 

Professional business development manager specialized in franchising, consumer banking, small business banking and commercial banking. Working in the National Capital Region and with over twelve years of experience in the field, Marko has been able to successfully integrate banking, customer service and business development.

Neil Schwartz

Neil Schwartz

Mann Lawyers

 

Neil is a business lawyer within the Corporate Group at Mann Lawyers and provides advice in all areas of corporate and commercial law. He supports entrepreneurs, professionals, and organizations, big and small, in their pursuit of good governance, commercial success, and legal compliance. He can help with organizational planning, professional corporations, business acquisitions and sales, commercial leasing, financing, and other general business issues.

Prior to joining Mann Lawyers, he worked for several years as a corporate lawyer with a multinational firm and as in-house counsel at one of Canada’s largest crown corporations. Most recently, he helped build a Canadian startup into a leading national player in the immersive entertainment space.
He is a member of the County of Carleton Law Association and sits on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Network for Education, a local charity that does amazing work for kids and families in the Ottawa area.

When not in the office, he can usually be found playing sports, exploring nature or spending time with his wife Caitlin and their three rascals, Cale, Declan and Reid.

Lars Fredborg

Lars Fredborg

Cinnzeo

 

Born and raised into the food and beverage world Lars brings an infectious energy and committed focus of leadership to every program he dives into. With over 35 years in the industry Lars has successfully owned,  operated and lead many varied operations including FSR and QSR business platforms. Currently leading the Franchise Development and Operations of Cinnzeo he is excited to discuss your next steps in your professional venture!

Marina Abrosimov

Marina Abrosimov

Mann Lawyers

 

As a corporate and commercial lawyer, I provide clients with a wide range of services, including assisting in acquisition and sale of businesses, commercial leasing, business formation and governance, as well as drafting and reviewing a variety of commercial contracts. In addition, I advise both franchisees and franchisors on franchise agreements and disclosure requirements.

I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science (with high distinction), completing a research specialist program in psychology. I obtained my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto in 2009 and was called to the Bar the following year. Prior to joining Mann Lawyers in January 2019, I practiced as a corporate and commercial lawyer in a mid-size Ottawa law firm. I am a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the County of Carleton Law Association.

Being born in Russia and raised in Israel and Canada, I speak both Russian and Hebrew. My family and I love exploring different cultures and travelling whenever time permits.

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