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David Barr

Chairman
PMTD Restaurants, LLC


Robert Branca Jr.

President
Branded Management Group, Branded Realty Group


Robert D. Chase

President
Money Mailer Response Marketing


Greg Cutchall

President & CEO
Cutchall Management


Sean Falk

President
Wolfteam LLC, Nachogang LLC, 2013 Chair, Multi-Unit Franchising Conference


Rocco Fiorentino

President & CEO
Benetrends


Gary Grace

CEO
GG Enterprise; Chair, 2009 Multi-Unit Franchisee Conference


David Grimaud

President
Grimaud Enterprises Inc.


Maureen Grimaud

Principal
Grimaud Enterprises Inc.


William G. Hall

President
William G. Hall & Company


Aziz Hashim

President & CEO
National Restaurant Development, 2014 Chair, Multi Unit Franchising Conference


John Hotchkiss

Partner
L&M Restaurant Group


Michael Knobelock

Owner
MSK Enterprises


Michael Kulp

President & CEO
KBP Foods


Tony Lutfi

President & CEO
Marlu Investment Group


John Metz

President
RREMC Restaurants, LLC


David Ostrowe

President
O&M Restaurant Group


Guillermo Perales

President & CEO
Sun Holdings LLC


Gary Robins

President
G&C Robins Co.


Cheryl Robinson

Owner
Sapphire Ventures


Grant Simon

CEO
LSGF Management


Chas Smithgall

CEO
SEI/Aaron's Inc


Charles Smithgall III

Chairman & CEO
SEI/Aaron's, Inc. Past Chair, Multi-Unit Franchising Conference


Lloyd Sugarman

Franchisee
Johnny Rockets, The Original SoupMan, Golden Corral


Jeffrey Tews

Multi-Unit Franchisee
BrightStar Care


Ted Torres

President
Caerus Hospitality Partners


Ricky Warman

Partner
Chalak-Miami


Eric Werner

President & CEO
Texas Subs, DFW Tanning, Benchmark Burgers


Anil Yadav

President
JIB Management Inc.

  • “This conference is an unparalleled networking, deal-making and education opportunity. I strongly urge you to attend if you are serious about multi-unit franchising, whether as a franchisee, franchisors a lender or a vendor partner, this is the place for you.”

    Robert Branca, Multi-Unit Franchisee, Dunkin' Brands

  • "The success and depth of knowledge of fellow attendees motivates me more than any other conference I attend."

    Grant Simon, President, Simon Clips

  • "Our sponsorship resulted in two new deals last year."

    Greg Vojnovic, CDO, Popeyes

  • "Jersey Mike's Subs has been coming to Franchise Update Media Group's Multi-Unit Franchising Conference since 2008. With confidence, I can say that this event yields significant results for us year in and year out. Whether you are looking to expand your knowledge, network with top franchisees throughout the franchising world, or meet your next multi-unit franchisee, this event is a must-attend for franchisors and franchisees alike. They should rename the conference to "How to Grow & Who to Grow With."

    Brian Sommers, VP Franchise Development, Jersey Mike's

  • "A wonderful show with great speakers and terrific information. The topics covered really hit home to us in the franchisee community, and it was delightful to meet other similar minded, industrious entrepreneurs."

    Ted Torres, President, Caerus Hospitality Partners