Franchise Validator

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The Author - Donald Averitt, CFE

Donald Averitt, CFE is a 25-year franchise veteran. As Vice President of Franchise Development for some of the largest international franchise brands, he has sold hundreds of franchises (and interviewed thousands of frustrated prospective franchise owners who didn’t know what questions to ask). He has also worked in his family-owned franchise business, experiencing “both sides” of the franchise world. He is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), a designation awarded by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives, an educational division of The International Franchise Association (IFA).

He has also helped independent businesses convert to a franchise. He is a speaker on the subject of Franchising. He lives in Henderson, Nevada with his wife and is presently promoting his new book, "FRANCHISE VALIDATOR - Questions You Should Ask to Avoid Financial Ruin".
Lane Fisher is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and serves on the franchise law committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the American Bar Association's forum committee on franchising. In addition to chairing its membership committee since 2005, Lane serves as a member of the International Franchise Association's Board of Directors and is a past member of its executive committee and a past chair of the executive committee of the Supplier Forum Advisory Board. Lane also is a former chair of the Legal Symposium Task Force and serves on the FranPAC advisory board. 
Rod Bristol is the Senior Vice President of Profit Mastery in Seattle, Washington. Rod began as an investment banker, doing mergers and acquisitions in the $2 million to $20 million dollar middle-market. He has been elected to the White House Conference on Small Business, and served as Governor Appointee and Chairman of the Washington State Economic Development Finance Authority and Small Business Improvement Council. Rod is a Certified Franchise Executive, has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington.
Jenny Childs is currently a Vice President and Sr. Franchise Consultant at The You Network and creator of FranchiseYOU. The You Network is a consortium of 20 senior-level franchise executives who are asked to join by “invitation only” and include some of the most seasoned consulting professionals in the franchising industry.  She is uniquely qualified to assist potential business investors as she has worked in all facets of franchising over the last 15 years including: franchise development, franchise operations and franchise funding. She can be contacted at www.FranchiseYOU.com

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