Board of Advisors

Stan Friedman

CFE – Chairman (President, FRM Solutions)
In 1998, while directing global development at Blimpie International, Stan Friedman created an Urban Expansion initiative that was heralded by the media, and leaders of both the public and private sectors.  His “Blimpie Urban Initiative for Leadership Development” culminated in an invitation to the White House, to participate in President Clinton’s, “White House Conference for Community Empowerment.”   Later that year, Stan’s urban expansion initiative was honored as Blimpie International’s Innovation of the Year. Understanding progressive movement in both relationships and business, Stan now leverages his passion for franchising, as President of FRM Solutions.  FRM is a franchise-centric ...

Geoff Hill

Roark Capital Group
Geoff joined Roark Capital Group in January of 2010 as Vice President.  Roark Capital is a Private Equity Firm based in Atlanta, GA with $1.5B of capital under management. At Roark, Geoff is responsible for leading the ...

Gerald A. Fernandez

Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance
Gerry Fernandez is founder and president of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), a national non-profit organization that promotes the business benefits of cultural diversity in the food and hospitality industry while helping its members attract, ...

Kay Ainsley

MSA
Kay Ainsley is Managing Director of Michael H. Seid & Associates, LLC, (MSA Worldwide) which provides domestic and international franchise consulting services to clients within the retail, restaurant, business to business and service industries. Kay consults with ...

George Tinsley

Tinsley Family Concessions
Mr. George Tinsley, Sr. is a master of the triple threat position in life, basketball ...

Lane Fisher

FisherZucker
Lane Fisher, CFE, a franchise attorney with more than 22 years of experience, is the ...

Dave Mcdougall

David McDougall has over 30 years of food service experience in both quick and full ...

Ryan Cunningham

Ryan Cunningham is the founder and President of the national firm of Javelin Solutions.  Prior ...

Ronald Feldman

CFE
Ronald has been with Siegel since 2003. He is also a co-founder of Franchise America ...

Brad Fishman

Brad Fishman is one of the most well-connected individuals in the franchise industry, for good ...

John Rotche

After graduating from the University of Michigan, John Rotche began his career in franchising at ...
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