Speaker Biographies

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.

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)".

Jay Kambo

Jay Kambo

League of Ecom

 

Jay Kambo started his journey into E-commerce with a single Shopify business. He taught himself everything from how to run Facebook/Google advertisements to web design to negotiating tactics with foreign and domestic suppliers. Using this knowledge, he expanded to three additional Shopify businesses and launched his Amazon Seller Store. Jay was able to scale his Amazon Store to over $40,000 in revenue his first 35 days actively selling by utilizing his network of private suppliers. In 2019, Jay sold his Shopify business and founded League of Ecom to teach fellow entrepreneurs how to sell on all types of online marketplaces and create a community of like-minded individuals. His knowledge in the e-commerce space and ability to leverage the Amazon platform for business success has earned him features in Forbes and USA Today as a “Top E-commerce Coach.”

Today, Jay and his growing team of 100+ employees run his coaching and automation programs and are constantly looking for ways to grow and become a valuable resource for entrepreneurs across the globe. League of Ecom is committed to providing every motivated individual the training and resources to be successful in the uncharted E-commerce industry so they can successfully own multiple streams of passive income and reach financial freedom

 

 

Christina D. McAmis, Esq.

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.

Samuel Phelps

Samuel Phelps

Tenet Financial Group

 

 

 

 

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