Speaker Biographies

Grant Bullington

Grant Bullington

FranNet

 

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.

Grant Bullington is your local FranNet Franchise Specialist. Grant has been helping prospective franchisees find and research their ideal franchise opportunities for over 7 years. Prior to acquiring the FranNet franchise rights for Western Canada, Grant was a Senior Franchise Development Manager with Vancouver-Based 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for 4 years. This combined experience no doubt serves clients well when guiding them to understand just how franchising works and determining their optimal business ownership goals.

Ali Beach

Ali Beach

101 Food & Equipment

 

Experienced in Food & Beverage industry in Vancouver for past 21 years. He has been in different area of F&B and hospitality industry from manufacturing, distribution, entertainment to HR, business consultant, training and development . He worked with management team at many known brands in industry and has been part of success and achievements or practices with all of them.

Teaching ; P & L ( profit & lost ), become better problem solver, making training manual, are some other topics that he touched during years of experience, also involved with selling business to bigger players, create new product, worked with judge panel for junior iron chef, helped on designing equipment, F & B sponsor for VIFF ( Van. intl. film festival ),...& so on, which all these experience can help you on your decision at franchisee show and having smoother path on any new business adventure you are taking.

Scott McCarthy

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.

Zion Kang

Zion Kang

RBC

 

Zion Kang is a Business Account Manager with RBC for the past 3 years with in-depth knowledge about franchises. He offers personalized advice and solution to meet the unique needs of Entrepreneurial individuals.

 

Harv Minhas

Harv Minhas

RBC

 

Harv Minhas is a Commercial Account Manager at RBC. He specializes in the Franchise industry where he helps provide advice and solutions to meet the unique needs of franchises. Harv has been in the financial sector for over 15 years with the last 5 years serving small business and commercial clients. Harv takes pride in his knowledge of the food services industry, as well as the products and services ideally suited to fulfilling his clients’ special requirements.

 

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