Speaker Biographies

Lynne Shelton

Lynne Shelton

Shelton Law & Associates

 

Ms. Shelton has been counseling Franchise / Business Opp. clients for over 25 years. She especially enjoys working with small business owners assisting them to "Expand their Brand®". Since starting the law firm, she has been focused on providing the “Missing Piece” with legal services to small and emerging businesses. Her business savviness combined with her belief in mentorship is the backbone of the law firms slogan, “Your Outsourced In-house Counsel”. Ms. Shelton focuses on ensuring clients are offered individualized service while handling Franchise Disclosures, registrations, legal creation and vendor distributions within a clients business. Ms. Shelton has published many articles and has even written a book. She has been married for over 25 yrs. and has one son and a sponsored daughter from Haiti. In her spare time she teaches leadership development in third world countries to future colleagues and volunteers at her church.

Irving Chung

Irving Chung

FranChoice

 

Irving Chung is senior franchise consultant driven to help people take control of their lives and create freedom for themselves through business ownership. My goal is to help others discover More Passion, More Money, More Freedom and Control by becoming their own Boss. As a Professional Franchise Consultant, I help the people I work with understanding franchising, and determine if it might be a good fit for them. If it is, then I take them through a proven, and methodical process to develop a custom model, tailored to them based on their background, skill sets, financial and lifestyle goals, that we then use to match them up with the best franchise business that's a perfect fit for them!

Steven Cooper

Steven Cooper

ERSOP.com

 

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)".

Emiliano Jocker

Emiliano Jocker

iFranchise Group

 

Emiliano Jöcker consults with established franchisors as well as emerging franchisors across numerous industry segments, both domestically and internationally. A native Spanish speaker, he works with iFranchise Group’s Spanish-speaking prospects and clients and provides franchise feasibility assessments for prospects throughout North and South America. He consulted on franchise projects for companies, such as Charter Fitness, Dale Carnegie Training, Havaianas, Mosquito Shield, Newk’s Eatery, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Shelf Genie, and others. Emiliano’s more than 15 years of experience in franchising includes working on both the franchisor and franchisee side of a multi-national home improvement company where he managed franchise operations.

Avinash Nichkawde

Avinash Nichkawde

A N Global Consulting, Founder & CEO

 

Avinash Nichkawde is an Entrepreneur, Chartered Accountant. International Business Consultant. He started his tax practice in Sydney Australia in 1993 and grew to 7000 clients in 4 years, he later went into International Education Business and at peak managed over 200 employees besides consulting to numerous small to medium companies over the years. He brings vast practical global experience to clients. Born & raised in India, Avinash is a Australian citizen having lived there for over 20 years and now residing permanently in USA, with travels to over 30 countries. He is known for providing out of the box practical solutions for his clients which are very cost effective. Avinash is Advisor to Second Street Capital and iMedGo,Inc, California.

Max Mawhirter

Max Mawhirter

Tenet Financial Group

 

Max has been involved in helping people pursue freedom since 1988. Max operated a financial services practice for 26 years helping people lower their costs on living expenses, insurances, and taxes in order to free up money to invest for the future. He then turned his attention to helping people become occupationally free through finding the right job fit, and through owning their own business. Today, he works with entrepreneurs to help them obtain funding for the realization of business ownership. Max and his wife, Scarlett, reside in Texas with their son. He donates his time to a prison ministry and is a board member for Fellowship of The Sword, a para-church ministry in Hurst, TX. When he is not leading a charge to freedom, he likes to experience it behind the handlebars of his motorcycle. He enjoys reading and is determined to develop his writing abilities.

Moses Nae

Moses Nae

TaxLeaf

 

I have been an online advertising rep for numerous brands and franchises. We utilize custom programs to advertise online and regionally to each brand or franchise location. Since I opened my own franchise as a franchisor, I have enjoyed teaching my peers about my knowledge in advertising.

 

Chris Conner

Chris Conner

Franchise Marketing Systems

 

Christopher Conner has spent the last fifteen years working in the franchise development field working with startup and emerging franchise systems. His work covers a variety of franchise categories including strategic planning, franchise operations and 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 19 staff members located in markets across the United States. Franchise Marketing Systems has supported clients in selling over 3,000 franchise units in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, Canada and Southeast Asia. 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. Mr. Conner holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Miami of Ohio and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago.

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