Topic Title: “Why owning a Franchise is a better option for a second career”
Chairperson & Speaker: Martin Hancock – COO
Time: 20:00-20:15 (UTC +4, Dubai Time)
Martin’s extensive experience includes facilitating international development in over twenty countries for brands in all sectors of franchising. Martin currently advises multiple US Brands on global development strategy. Martin is a regular speaker on Global Franchising at International Franchise events and serves on the International Franchise Association (IFA) International Committee.
Speaker: Mark L. Jameson, CFE – Chief Support & Development Officer
Time: 20:15 – 20:30
Mark is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of franchising in both consumer industries (home services, food, and retail) and in business-to-business (flooring; retail, signs and graphics). His extensive franchising background includes franchisee relations, operations, training, franchise law, intellectual property, financial management, procurement, technology, and sales and marketing.
He joined FASTSIGNS International in 2009, and today leads Franchise Support (including Training, Operations and Supply Chain) and global Franchise Development for FASTSIGNS and NERDSTOGO. Mark’s responsibilities cover overseeing “lead to lights on” support (through Franchise Sales, Real Estate and Development Services teams) and then continue seamlessly into providing ongoing franchisee support (through the Training, Operations and Supply Chain teams).
Topic: What makes Renue Systems an ideal franchise for Second Career?
Speaker: David Grossman – Owner and CEO
Time: 20:30 – 20:45
David Grossman is the Owner and CEO of Renue Systems, Inc., a global provider of comprehensive deep cleaning services to the hospitality industry. The Chicago-based company services many leading hotels and is the preferred vendor partner of Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Best Western, and others. Renue Systems is a franchisor and operator with 30 offices across North America and overseas. Founded in 1991 by a 21-year-old individual to clean carpets, the company has grown substantially and expanded its capabilities so it can solve the comprehensive and rigorous needs of high-end hotels.
Prior to his involvement with Renue beginning in early 2010, David spent nearly ten years with several investment funds in New York including GSO Capital, Kohlberg Capital and TD Capital where he invested both equity and debt primarily in private companies. He also has served as an operational, strategic, and financial consultant at his own firm and at A.T. Kearney where he advised businesses ranging in size from start-up to Fortune 500. Mr. Grossman has an undergraduate degree from Brown University and masters and doctorate degrees from Harvard University.
Time: 20:45 – 21:00