Craig Madans,Matt Andrew,Tom Gustoff,Clarissa Bradstock, Pam Currie (Host)
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Pam Currie/Franchise Intellect, Inc
Pam Currie has over 20 years in franchising and traditional corporate America; She has acquired business acumen from multiple perspectives of the franchise business model, starting at the franchisee level, then as a franchisor business support & trainer, to a franchisor launch & system developer, all of which included creating strategies for sales development and implementation of relevant training programs.
Her experience puts her in the role of training other franchise advisors. She founded Franchise Intellect and offers franchise consulting to individuals who are interested in pursuing franchise ownership and to franchisors that are looking to receive assistance in developing a franchise growth strategy and/or a training strategy. She specifically enjoys guiding her client’s in making a knowledgeable decision in selecting the best franchise based upon their criteria, with the objective of achieving financial health and life enjoyment.
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Clarissa Bradstock/Any Lab Test Now
As the CEO of Any Lab Test Now, Clarissa Bradstock is proud to lead the franchisees in their goal of providing an exceptional experience for our customers interested in clinical, toxicology and DNA testing. In addition, Clarissa is the Vice Chair for the Southeastern Franchise Forum, and on the IFA Womens Franchise Network committee, and the Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of the Womens Franchise Network. On a fun note, she did a brief stint as a standup comedian.
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Tom Gustoff/Massage Heights
Accomplished serial entrepreneur. Began professional career with a three-person, international computer hardware distributor. Company morphed into a B2B E Commerce software developer called TRADE’ex. TRADE’ex was sold in 2000 in a multi-billion dollar transaction to Ariba, Inc.
Thereafter, Tom started an automobile repossession firm in Birmingham, AL. Grew that company to one of the largest professional recovery agencies in the Southeast. Sold to RENOVO Services, LLC, a company building a national brand for repossession services. (Renovo is now known as Primeritus Financial Services, Inc.)
Currently Tom is the Regional Developer for the Massage Heights Franchise in the Greater Atlanta Metro.
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Matt Andrew/Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Franchise System
Founder, Chairman, President & Chief Pizza Maker
Matt Andrew founded Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in March 2008, and serves as the company’s Chairman, President & Chief Pizza Maker. Prior to founding Uncle Maddio’s, Andrew served as the Moe’s Southwest Grill President. Andrew was one of the original five founding members of Moe’s Southwest Grill having joined the company ten months after the concept was launched.
About Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint. With more than 1,000 Pizza Makers making more than 2,000,000 gourmet pizzas a year, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is category leader of the create-your-own premium fast casual pizza restaurants, operating 34 locations in 14 states. With 225 units in development, Uncle Maddio’s earned a 300 percent growth rate over the last three years and is projected to double in size in 2015. Uncle Maddio’s pizzas are customizable, made-to-order, and served up fast for under about $7. With four pizza sizes; three types of crusts, including gluten-free; six sauces and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free, Uncle Maddio’s has the freshest and largest menu in the category. The restaurant’s unique fast bake ovens offer the most throughput in the industry and can produce 200 pizzas per hour. Uncle Maddio’s also serves toasted paninis and gourmet salads – all prepared with locally sourced ingredients (when available) and salad dressings and 30 other menu items that are made on-site daily. Uncle Maddio’s ‘Served with Love’ philosophy and restaurant is for everyone -children and families, college students, the young and the young at heart – and serves the guests and communities it is a part of. Based in Atlanta, the Uncle Maddio’s management team has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual category. Markets are available nationwide for franchise partner development including Florida, Ohio, and Massachusetts.
Andrew was responsible for running the company, overseeing operations, marketing, financial, franchise support, customer service and training departments. He has held various positions within the company acquiring skills and providing leadership. Since 2004, Andrew held the position of Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Services for Raving Brands Holdings, which included Moe’s, Mama Fu’s, Doc Greens, Boneheads and Monkey Joe’s. Andrew was responsible for managing the financial, legal, human resources and corporate administration functions for Raving Brands. Prior to this position, Andrew held the position of Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services for Moe’s. He provided leadership in building these departments from their inception.
Andrew earned an undergraduate degree from University of Florida. Matt enjoys traveling, fishing, golfing, mountain biking and studying American history. Matt lives in Atlanta with his wife, Esther.
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Craig Madans/HOCOA-The Home Repair Network
Craig Madans developed the concept of HOCOA® based upon his background and experience in manufacturing, consulting, marketing and global relations. His depth of knowledge and financial backing has made HOCOA® what it is today.
HOCOA® is a unique business opportunity with no inventory, manufacturing, or full-time employees. Just imagine, being able to spend your time helping others, while producing a very generous income and not being tied down by the grind of a conventional business.”
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